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  In The Studio with Jon Knowles #1

Episode 1: Drawing the Human Face

13 Episode Set :  $159.99
Format:              VHS
Length:              30 minutes

 

The first episode of the series illustrates how to draw the face of a girl from a black and white photograph. Professional artist Jon Knowles does a quick, seven minute sketch and scans the drawing into the computer. After a brief discussion of 2-D graphics painting programs, Knowles "digitally" paints the rough sketch he previously created.


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  In The Studio with Jon Knowles #2

Episode 2: Cartooning

13 Episode Set :  $159.99
Format:              VHS
Length:              30 minutes

 

Creating original, humorous drawings is the goal of this show. Knowles starts with all of the basic shapes and discusses the necessity of exaggeration and minimization. The features are drawn and studied with a focus on expression and character traits. After the design is completed, Knowles scans and paints the cartoon using Fractal Painter, and Adobe's Photoshop.


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  In The Studio with Jon Knowles #3

Episode 3: Caricatures

13 Episode Set :  $159.99
Format:              VHS
Length:              30 minutes

 

Using photographs, Knowles discusses "observation." Looking at a person's face and breaking down the components is a skill that can be learned by anyone. Knowles draws a self portrait in caricature from a photograph. The final color touches are applied with the help of Photoshop and Fractal Painter.


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  In The Studio with Jon Knowles #4

Episode 4: Character Design

13 Episode Set :  $159.99
Format:              VHS
Length:              30 minutes

 

In this episode, Knowles conceives and creates original characters that are used in an actual production. Looking at age, race, history and visual reflection, Knowles sketches, details, scans and paints the character.


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  In The Studio with Jon Knowles #5

Episode 5: Dynamic Anatomy

13 Episode Set :  $159.99
Format:              VHS
Length:              30 minutes

 

A brief anatomic overview is presented and discussed through drawing and studying both male and female models. Skeletal and muscular systems as well as light and shadow are discussed in this session as Knowles paints a monochromatic figure using two light sources.


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  In The Studio with Jon Knowles #6

Episode 6: Photorealism

13 Episode Set :  $159.99
Format:              VHS
Length:              30 minutes

 

In order to create "photorealistic" artwork, one must study photographs. Knowles talks about the use of a variety of tones by studying a black and white photo. He creates a photorealistic pencil drawing, complete with blurred background, soft edges and tight detail. The photorealistic work of Daniel Moore is viewed and discussed as well.


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  In The Studio with Jon Knowles #7

Episode 7: Graphic Design & Illustration

13 Episode Set :  $159.99
Format:              VHS
Length:              30 minutes

 

Layout and composition is the focus as Knowles creates a magazine cover and title page using QuarkXpress. Taking individual elements and organizing them into a coherent design is the fundamental goal of the lesson. The images on the cover are created in Painter, modified in Photoshop and they are then imported into Quark for final layout.


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  In The Studio with Jon Knowles #8

Episode 8: Storyboards & Sequential Art

13 Episode Set :  $159.99
Format:               VHS
Length:                30 minutes

 

Movies, comic books and television commercials all start with a script and storyboard. Knowles writes a short scenario for a 30 second national television spot. From the initial concept to the final storyboard production, students are able to see the creative process. Subjects such as point of view, camera movement, lighting and directions are addressed in the show.


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  In The Studio with Jon Knowles #9

Episode 9: Special FX

13 Episode Set :  $159.99
Format:              VHS
Length:              30 minutes

 

This episode is a "tips and tricks" show that includes artistic techniques on a variety of subjects. Knowles starts with reflective textures in pencil, then moves on to rough, bumpy surfaces. Students learn how to draw a detailed water drop, complete with reflections and refractive properties. Knowles then enters the digital world by creating glowing and flaring effects in Photoshop. The final segment is "digital compositing:" using a green screen to blend real and virtual elements into a scene.


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  In The Studio with Jon Knowles #10

Episode 10: 3D Animation & Computer Graphics

13 Episode Set :  $159.99
Format:              VHS
Length:              30 minutes

 

State of the art hardware and software are implemented in this cutting edge episode of "In the Studio." Using Discreet's 3-D Studio Max, Knowles demonstrates the creative power of computer generated images. Beginning with a logo concept, Knowles models, maps, lights and animates a full 3-D generated logo flyby. In addition, character creation and lip-synching are also discussed and demonstrated.


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  In The Studio with Jon Knowles #11

Episode 11: Painting

13 Episode Set :  $159.99
Format:              VHS
Length:              30 minutes

 

Understanding the different kinds of paints and characteristics of each is the heart of this episode. In addition Knowles discusses the various types of brushes and their uses as well. The project for this episode is sketching a portrait on a canvas and blocking in the skin tones with acrylics.


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  In The Studio with Jon Knowles #12

Episode 12: Web Design

13 Episode Set :  $159.99
Format:              VHS
Length:              30 minutes

 

Knowles discusses the vast opportunity that the internet represents and how some basic web design knowledge can get one's work seen by millions of people. He builds a very basic web page using Photoshop and Dreamweaver to add text, graphics and links.


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  In The Studio with Jon Knowles #13

Episode 13: Hardware & Software

13 Episode Set :  $159.99
Format:              VHS
Length:              30 minutes

 

It can be very confusing for a beginning digital artist. The vast array of system configurations make purchasing and learning software a very serious investment. Knowles walks through several of the most popular and powerful graphic packages available. From desktop publishing to full 3-D animation, the software is discussed and briefly demonstrated.


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  In The Studio with Jon Knowles - Complete Series - 4 DVD Set

In The Studio with Jon Knowles is an instructional art program unlike any ever produced. Jon Knowles, creator of various award winning productions, will take viewers into the worlds of traditional art and digital computer technology. Developing strong drawing skills is the heart of Jon's teaching philosophy. His goal is to emphasize fundamental concepts in drawing and painting while utilizing the latest in graphic software. This combination of skills in essential for success in the graphics business.

There are 13 episodes in the series, each one is project based and includes hours of on camera instruction and production, helping the viewer to better understand digital illustration, animation and special effects.

This set contains all 13 episodes of In The Studio with Jon Knowles.


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