One of the pleasures of teaching for Schoolism is that the school brings in people from all over the world and all levels of the art industry. Many of my students are more skilled/talented than I am, and half of them already had impressive jobs in the industry, but took the class because they wanted to fill out one corner of their expertise a bit. I love teaching, and helping anyone learn is rewarding. But it's especially fun when an artist gets exactly what you're trying to say, and pulls off something amazing or unexpected with the limited criteria of an assignment.
Here are some of the highlights from the final assignment of last semester. I gave the students line art and a lot of freedom with the lighting scheme, render style, surfaces, etc.:
|by Dane Madgwick|
|by Colin Foran|
|By Claire Hummel|
|By Stijn Van Doorselaere|
I've also had some impressive students in the self-taught class. I don't get to interact with them as often, but I still enjoy seeing what they do and how they react to the lessons. An artist named Johan Törnlund wrote a thoughtful review (with some criticism also, which is nice because now I can address those problems), here: http://feedchicken.blogspot.com/2012/01/schoolism-review.html