Artist Study: BEEPLE

Live Stream Host: Kent Trammell
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One of the best ways to learn, improve, and challenge ourselves creatively is to study great artists. Remember Picasso famously said, "Good artists copy. Great artists steal."

Ok, obviously literal stealing is not Picasso's point. Instead the insight of his quote is to get in the habit of admiring and analyzing esteemed artists. In this stream we're doing exactly that; focusing on one of my favorite 3D artists: beeple. We'll look at his background, sift through his body of work, and discuss his artistry/technique.

Beeple is famous for creating an image (usually 3D and always incredible) from start to finish every day for 10 years - and he's still going by the way. Read that sentence again. Besides his absurd ability to create quickly, he's above all a gifted artist. His #everydays work is a deep well of abstract visuals, realism, voice, composition, emotion, etc. Trust me: There is much to learn from studying beeple.

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Digital artist and member of the CG Cookie crew! Every day I teach/learn stuff in the wide world of computer graphics. I've been doing digital art professionally for the past 8 years, from feature films to major amusement park rides to TV commercials to CGC edu. When I'm not on the computer, I'm building real life stuff...or playing my Switch.
Previously Recorded April 3rd, 2018. Chat is now closed.
  • Largecrew
    Kent Trammell

    haha you're the stream closer! I for one appreciate it. Till next time dostovel 👋

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    Omar Domenech

    Sadly people will see the silliness in the stream, I always forget people can see that in the recordings

  • Largeauthor
    Omar Domenech

    I also had fun giving imaginary titles to Beeple images

  • Largeauthor
    Omar Domenech

    I guess I'm off. Thanks again Kent. no need to wonder anymore, the stream turned out great

  • Largecrew
    Kent Trammell

    Heh well thanks for contributing to the discussion! 🙇🏻‍♂️

  • Largeauthor
    Omar Domenech

    That's a topic for me lately, I have to juice up mine

  • Largecrew
    Kent Trammell

    That and a course ideally...Gaping hole in our current curriculum 😞

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    Joaquín Kierbel

    Thanks you! I gave my fare bit of feedback just from long comments here during the stream haha

  • Largeauthor
    Omar Domenech

    Maybe a stream about the making of a portfolio one day ?

  • Largecrew
    Kent Trammell

    We get a lot of questions about freelance. It's about time we focus on that discussion for a couple hours!

  • Largeauthor
    Omar Domenech

    Looking forward to the freelance one

  • Largecrew
    Kent Trammell

    Thanks for offering to co-host! You're insight would indeed be gold.

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    Joaquín Kierbel

    Thanks Omar!

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    Joaquín Kierbel

    hear*

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    Omar Domenech

    Loved the things on your profile

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    Joaquín Kierbel

    Oh I didn't head that, got to the streams like 10 minutes late :P

  • Largeauthor
    Omar Domenech

    He posted a link to his work, awesome stuff Joaquin

  • Largecrew
    Kent Trammell

    Oh yeah, I remember now joako033 - Wait, YOU'RE the artist I was thinking of! That's doing beeple-type stuff with Blender.

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    Joaquín Kierbel

    Kent, (don't know if you remember me, I did an interview with Pavla thanks to you), but feel free to hit me up if you want a co-host for this kind of streams! :P Really enjoyed this one

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    Matthew Ullrey

    Just missed it.