Not only is Jane a gifted artist, but she's also great at articulating her thought process while she works. The result is a 2+ hour demo which is filled to the brim with valuable information.
In this video, up-and-coming artist Jane Radstrom welcomes the viewer to watch her as she uses pastel, gamsol, and oil to create an image of a seated female.
As Jane says in the video, she wants to be a creative participant for the whole process. Rather than copying exactly what s in front of her, a photograph in this case, she uses her subject as a jumping off point. The final image is only reached through a process of problem solving, editing, and modification. Throughout the video, Jane employs artistic principles such as calligraphy, contrast, edges, and composition to help guide her and achieve a good outcome.
Not only is Jane a talented artist, but she also has the gift of being able to understand and articulate all the choices she makes while working. That is the real heart of this video, regardless of which medium you work in.
60 min. MP4 Format 1280x720
Part 1: http://www.payloadz.com/go?id=1422591
Part 2: http://www.payloadz.com/go?id=1432440
Jane Radstrom is a freelance painter and designer residing in Austin, TX. In addition to working for clients nationwide, she teaches figure drawing for Academy of Art University Online and The Art Department. Her training includes time studying under Ron Lemen and Jeff Watts at Watts Atelier in Encinitas, CA, The Illustration Academy intensive workshop, mentorship with renowned illustrator Mark English, and a BFA with Honors from Ringling College of Art and Design. Currently represented by MadeBy gallery in Sarasota, FL.
Selected Exhibitions & Awards:
Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art Tarpon Springs, FL SPC Exhibition
Society of Illustrators NYC Scholarship Show Top Award 2008
“Art of the Erotic” Red Door Gallery Kansas City, MO Group Show
Nucleus Gallery Art of the Illustration Academy Group Show
“Paint the Town” St. Petersburg, GL Juried Plein Air Event
D3 Gallery Sarasota, FL “Tata Gala” Breast Cancer Benefit
Avant Guard Sarasota, FL Invitational Exhibition
“Illest of Ill” Sarasota, FL Juried Group Exhibition
Lazarus Grant Recipient 2006 & 2007
Glass Grant Recipient 2008