Make a photorealistic Serpent Eye
One could hardly ask for a more beautiful eye in the animal kingdom. This project uses several special effects, such as the "skeet" technique, depth of field, and buffered contrast reduction to achieve a photorealistic painting.
You'll start with the kit, which includes the stencils needed to establish proper proportions and edges, reference photo, Blair Airbrush paper, aggressive eraser, dowel, mixing cups, paint, and permanent online access to a two-hour instructional video. All you need is a working airbrush and access to the internet.
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 the 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!
This video is just over two hours, and is full of details about how Dru achieves his realistic results. The Lite version of this kit omits the tools, mixing cups, and paint. Both versions include access to online video instruction so you can learn at home.
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 are ready to take your art to the next level!
Topics covered in this course include
- positioning the stencil
- edge management
- skeet technique
- buffered colors
- transparent colors
- depth of field
- split mask technique
Included in this kit:
- 1 - 5.5 x 5.5-inch sheet of Blair Airbrush paper
- 1 - 5.5 x 5.5-inch high-quality reference print for use as a guide
- 1 - multi-part mylar stencil
- Exclusive access to 2 hours of online instructional content
- Nicely packaged to keep supplies organized - also GREAT for gift giving!
Paint is not included. Colors used are Cobalt Blue, Yellow, Red Violet, Orange, White, Burnt Sienna, Sepia, and Black - Createx Illustration Colors™
Lite version $59.95 includes paint and tools.
Students can paint this image, again and again, royalty-free for personal artistic growth. Usage rights of the letters, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.