Classroom in a Box - Giger Portrait - Lite version (no paint)


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Sometimes it's just not possible to attend a workshop

Dru has designed his classroom in a box home study courses just for you. Dru is 100% committed to making his lessons the best and most informative they can be. Each Classroom in a Box walks you through project step-by-step just like being at a Dru Blair workshop.

Classroom in a Box home study courses are recorded in real-time using HD video and narrated by Dru Blair himself as he walks you through your project and explains not only every mark he makes, but more importantly, why he makes those marks, as well as why he chooses to use one technique over another. Classroom in a Box home study courses: the next best thing to being there!

Painting Biomechanics - Giger style!

Famous for his depictions of Aliens from the movie franchise, HR Giger's style is unmistakable. Dark, sinister, and haunting biomechanical figures seem to hover between reality and imagination..

Besides creating an intentional color shift in his work, Giger used a number of unconventional approaches in his work, and we will explore them all in this class.

Now is an opportunity to paint in the style of Giger, using his approach and techniques. All you need is an airbrush set up, paint, and this biomechanical course. Join a workshop or purchase Classroom in a Box home study course to prove to yourself that you are ready to take your art to the next level!

Topics covered include

  • creating a face stencil
  • light direction and shadow textures
  • how Giger used his stencils
  • layer effects
  • the necessary level of detail
  •  managing shadow edges
  •  mixing a flesh tone
  • using the blue shift to your advantage


Included in this kit:

  • 1 - 13.5 x 19.5-inch sheet of Blair Airbrush paper
  • 1- 13.5 x 19.5-inch high-quality reference print for use as a guide
  •  A 15-part Giger mylar stencil set ($150 Value)
  • 1- Multi-circle mylar stencil
  • 1- Skin 5 mylar stencil
  • A formula sheet for mixing colors
  • Exclusive access to over 5 hours of online instructional content
  • Nicely packaged to keep supplies organized - also GREAT for gift giving!

Lite version $229.95

Click here for Full version $249.95


Usage rights are included with the Classroom in a box, so purchasers can paint this image again and again, royalty-free. Usage rights of kit materials and videos themselves are non-transferable, and distribution of the kits, videos, and/or their content to the public is prohibited without written consent.

Some students have even sold their art created with the kit for more than the cost of the kit itself. For example, Alan Anderson recently sold his painting from the “Stargazer” kit for $600!

How to view the video

Video Access begins just before your box ships, and includes access to just over 2 hours of instructional HD quality video!

This is a full workshop project from beginning to end - Just like being in the classroom with Dru teaching! You see the project as a first-person viewer. The camera is positioned in front of the instructor, not over the shoulder, so you will see the project develop as Dru's eyes would see it.

Step 1-Purchase one or more Classroom in a Box kits

Step 2-Create an account at checkout if you don't already have one with our store. You will be prompted to supply your email and create a password unless you have previously created an account for that email address.

Step 3-Check your email for a link to view your Classroom in a Box video(s). It will have a subject of: Blair School of Realism: Classroom in a Box -Video link, and will arrive from: Blair School of Art

Step 4-Click on the link that is emailed to you. You will be directed when to enter your password. You will then be able to view your video online (requires internet access).

Videos are for private use only and may not be shared, played for an audience, or used to conduct classes without written authorization. Violation may result in forfeiture of viewing rights to all Classroom in a Box videos.


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