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!
Not just lips, but teeth too!
Here is an element that is essential for creating great portraits. This video is over two hours, and is full of details about how Dru achieves his realistic results. Included in the full kit is paper, reference, stencils, tools, and paint. The lite version of this kit omits the tools and paint. Both versions include access to online video instruction so you can learn at home.
As a bonus, Dru will demonstrate how to correct the most common mistake for airbrush artists: going too dark. Correcting this is especially tricky with lips, but Dru will help you navigate through this repair so you can enjoy a successful outcome.
No matter your current skill level, you can achieve greater realism in your work and become a better artist. We guarantee it. Join a workshop or purchase Classroom in a Box home study course to prove to yourself that you ready to take your art to the next level!
Topics covered include
- paper choices
- light direction and shadow
- lip textures
- proper use of stencils
- layer effects
- eraser techniques
- etcetera principle
- the necessary level of detail
- working with the dowel
- working with the aggressive eraser
- managing shadow edges
- mixing a flesh tone
- buffered colors
- transparent colors
Included in this kit:
- 1 - 5 x 7-inch sheet of Blair Airbrush paper
- 1- 5 x 7-inch high-quality reference print for use as a guide
- 7-part stencil set made of 10 mil Mylar
- 1 dowel
- 7 - 1 oz mixing cups
- 6 - 1 oz bottles of Scarlet, Orange, White, Sepia, Burnt Umber, Red-violet Createx Illustration Colors™
- Aggressive Pencil Eraser
- Cutting Blade
- Exclusive access to 2 hours of online instructional content
- Nicely packaged to keep supplies organized - also GREAT for gift giving!
Full version $99.95
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 email@example.com
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.