Hello everyone and welcome to a new thread to showcase the thunderdome winners from my concept art classes. This is a 200 level class and the students are just learning to paint digitally in most cases. They are required to produce 75 thumbnails traditionally in their sketchbooks, then select their favorite 3 for cleaning up in Photoshop.
In class the students are required to draw specific themes while listening to music and being read stories, and also produce mind-maps of the subject matter. Some exercises start with random texture photographs I bring in, and they paint what they see or what I suggest that they see. They also draw with their eyes closed and pass the paper to the next student to continue. We have a lot of fun in this class and I think the students are learning a wide range of ideation techniques.
Here are some of the winners from previous quarters. The prizes were DVDs of Shawn, Marko, et al and t-shirts from the Seattle Massive Black conference, which were graciously given to me by Jason. Thanks Jason! The goodie box was put to good use. If you ever have extras, you know where to send them.