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12 December 2003, 01:39 PM
Our education partners Gnomon School of Visual Effects has announced that on January 5th, 2004, it will be releasing five DVDs by Ryan Church! Ryan is one of the leading concept artists in the industry, currently working for Lucasfilm as Conceptual Art Supervisor for Star Wars Episode Three.

On each DVD, Ryan masterfully executes a digital painting, while sharing his insights into his own creative and technical process. The focus of these lectures is not on software, but on the fundamentals of design, composition, lighting, material indication, storytelling and workflow.

More information at The Gnomon Workshop (

12 December 2003, 05:44 PM
Before you know it there'll be a Ryan Church parade :D

Good info, thanks.

12 December 2003, 05:59 PM
awesome im definetly buying the architecture ones

12 December 2003, 06:27 PM
man, I am just now getting the feng dvd for x-mas, and now there are more!? I just cant keep up. These ones look awesome. time to start saving.

Is there any chance of a Matte Painting set? that would be awesome. Just a sugestion.

12 December 2003, 01:33 AM
Awesome. I'm getting myself the Feng DVD's for x-mas too. I can't wait to get to these. :bounce:

12 December 2003, 05:38 AM
Holy crap that's awesome!!

12 December 2003, 06:46 AM
not much of a feng fan so i was gonna wait on i know what i was waiting for......

12 December 2003, 09:32 AM
Which programm is he working with?
I found those little screenshots:

(There are more @

Is this a UI-modified PS? or Painter?
Or is he using Flint/Inferno or any Discreet stuff?


12 December 2003, 10:23 AM
which programm is he using?

12 December 2003, 12:12 PM

12 December 2003, 12:36 PM
yess, I allways wanted to learn Painter... now is good time I guess...


12 December 2003, 09:32 PM
Defintely buying these...:eek:


12 December 2003, 01:50 AM
It would be nice to have an idea on cost though?

Maybe it was me but I didn't see a price guide on the website?

12 December 2003, 02:55 AM
well, Fengs DVD sell for $69 so that would be my guess

12 December 2003, 05:45 PM
:bounce: :bounce:

I know everyone uses painter for this kind of stuff. Is it really so much superior to Photoshop?

12 December 2003, 07:23 PM
Does anybody know how long the DVD's are? Didn't see that on the site.

12 December 2003, 11:02 PM
Originally posted by Mr_Smee
Does anybody know how long the DVD's are? Didn't see that on the site.

From what I've seen the dvd's are at least two hours in length. Probably the same amount of time I'll be able to hold of from buying them despite the fact I know I should wait until I more saved.

12 December 2003, 11:36 PM
Originally posted by PixelVampire
:bounce: :bounce:

I know everyone uses painter for this kind of stuff. Is it really so much superior to Photoshop?

not to turn this into a thread about apps, but from what I hear, as far as painting goes Painter is more natural and realistic in its way of recreating actual painting methods and properties than Photoshop. In other words, Painter is the closest thing to actual painting other than real life. But keep in mind I have never used painter and I dont have a painting background.

12 December 2003, 08:29 AM
Painter is the closest thing I have ever experienced to using natural media on a computer. Photoshop is great for drawing and painting, but IMHO, doesn't hold a candle to Painter for simulating paints, pastel, felts, etc.

On the thread topic: I really want to buy all the Gnomon analog DVDs, especially the sculpture ones.


12 December 2003, 08:56 PM
I'm excited too about these upcoming DVDs. They should be great.

Concerning Painter, I've been tinckering with it for a month now and I agree its natural media capabilities far exceed PS. However, when I attempt to create a piece at HiRez (300dpi, 15"x10") it becomes painfully slow. With the same specs. in PS, the creative process is virtually instantaneous. I don't understand this, I have a new machine with a GIG of ram, so if anyone has insight on this matter, I'd sure like to know.

Anyhow, look forward to the new DVDs.

12 December 2003, 12:30 PM
WOW!!! I'm getting these ASAP!!!

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