Creating a Fine Art Series
Creating a Fine Art Series
Class Introduction07:25 2
Overview of Brooke’s Journey20:13 3
Your Timeline is Nonlinear05:37 4
Using Curiosity and Intention to Build Your Career03:26 5
What Factors Dictate Growth08:24 6
Organic Growth vs. Forced Growth05:18 7
Niche Branding04:57 8
Brooke’s Artistic Evolution and Timeline24:27
How Can You Get Ahead if You Feel Behind?10:02 10
Ideation and Conceptualization to Identify Meaning in Your Art05:54 11
Idea Fluency10:33 12
How to Represent an Idea07:01 13
How to Innovate an Idea07:07 14
Creating a Dialogue With Your Art05:48 15
Conceptualization For a Series vs. a Single Image03:43 16
Transforming a Single Image Into a Series03:12 17
How to Tell a Story in a Series03:28 18
How to Create Costumes From Fabric07:20 19
Brooke’s Most Useful Costumes02:19 20
Using Paint and Clay as Texture in an Image02:56 21
Create Physical Elements in an Image10:22 22
Shooting for a Fine Art Series05:45 23
Conceptualization: Flowery Fish Bowl in the Desert04:08 24
Wardrobe and Texture04:54 25
Posing for the Story05:32 26
Choosing an Image01:23 27
Conceptualization: Rainy Plexiglass11:34 28
Posing for the Story04:17 29
Creating Backlight02:37 30
Photo Shoot #1 - Creating a Simple Composite17:51 31
Photo Shoot #2 - Creating a Dynamic Composite06:31 32
Photo Shoot #3 - Creating a Storytelling Composite07:40 33
Shooting the Background Images06:14 34
Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Working With Backgrounds24:35 35
Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Retouching the Subject04:20 36
Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Color Grading02:45 37
Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Floor Replacement Texture15:24 38
Editing Samsara Shoot #1 - Final Adjustments03:21 39
Editing Samsara Shoot #2 - Cropping and Editing Backgrounds05:25 40
Editing Samsara Shoot #2 - Selective Adjustments03:55 41
Editing Samsara Shoot #2 - Adding Texture + Fine Tuning03:21 42
Editing Composite Shoot #1 - Compositing Models06:58 43
Editing Composite Shoot #1 - Expanding Rooms02:17 44
Editing Composite Shoot #1 - Selective Color02:47 45
Editing Composite Shoot #1 - Selective Exposure04:04 46
Editing Composite Shoot #2- Masking Into Backgrounds10:45 47
Editing Composite Shoot #2- Creating Rooms in Photoshop06:11 48
Editing Composite Shoot #2- Compositing Hair05:07 49
Editing Composite Shoot #2- Global Adjustments04:49 50
Editing Composite Shoot #3- Blending Composite Elements05:00 51
Editing Composite Shoot #3- Advanced Compositing08:46 52
Editing Composite Shoot #3- Cleanup03:34 53
Materials for Alternative Processes06:20 54
Oil Painting on Prints05:41 55
Encaustic Wax on Prints03:09 56
Failure vs. Sell Out05:14 57
Create Art You Love and Bring an Audience To You03:35 58
Branding Yourself Into a Story05:40 59
The Artistic Narrative05:26 60
Get People to Care About Your Story03:36 61
Get People to Buy Your Story11:36 62
Getting Galleries and Publishers to Take Notice03:41 63
Pricing For Commissions06:43 64
Original Prints vs. Limited Edition Prints vs. Open Edition Prints02:11 65
Class Outro01:00 66
Live Premiere16:14 67
Live Premiere: Layers of Depth 104:41 68
Live Premiere: Layers of Depth 207:12 69
Live Premiere: Q&A16:10 70
Live Premiere: Photo Critique47:33
AFTER THIS CLASS YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:
- Beat “creator's block” by practicing exercises to help you overcome it
- Conceptualize a series that nails story, emotion, and connection
- Execute a low-budget, high-impact photoshoot for your series
- Edit your images for series cohesion and seamless compositing
- Brand yourself and your art into a story that others can connect with
ABOUT BROOKE'S CLASS:
Creating a fine art body of work can be daunting when you consider that a great series has innovative ideas, cohesive editing, and an undeniable connection to an audience. During this class, Brooke will walk through the entire process of creating a fine art series, from conceptualization, shooting, and editing to branding and pricing. The success of a body of work comes from the artist’s ability to go beyond the connection to an audience; it must land in the heart of the viewer and then instill a call to action within them. Brooke will lead you through not only how to make your work relatable, but how to take that extra step to become unforgettable, and ultimately, sellable.
WHO THIS CLASS IS FOR:
- Intermediate creators who want to focus on personal work and find a deeper level of creating.
- Creators who not only want to tighten the cohesion of their work but ensure that the full depth of meaning is communicated.
- Artists who want to learn simple yet effective ways of creating a body of personal work.
Adobe Photoshop 2020 (v21.2.4) and Adobe Bridge CC 2020 (v10.1.1)
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR:
Brooke explores the darkness and light in people, and her work looks at that juxtaposition. As a self-portrait artist, she photographs herself and becomes the characters of dreams inspired by a childhood of intense imagination and fear. Being the creator and the actor, Brooke controls her darkness and confronts those fears.
After studying films for years in college, she realized her love of storytelling was universal. She started photography then in 2008, excited to create in solitude and take on character roles herself. Brooke works from a place of theme, often gravitating toward death and rebirth or beauty and decay.
Ultimately, her process is more discovery than creation. She follows her curiosity into the unknown to see who her characters might become. Brooke believes the greatest gift an artist has is the ability to channel fears, hopes, and experience into a representation of one's potential.
While her images come from a personal place of exploration, the goal in creating is not only to satisfy herself; her greatest wish is to show others a part of themselves. Art is a mirror for the creator and the observer.
Brooke's passion is storytelling, and her life is engulfed in it. From creating self-portraits and writing to international adventures and motivational speeches, she wants to live a thousand lives in one. She keeps her curiosity burning to live a truly interesting story.
*This course contains artistic nudity.
Ratings and Reviews
a Creativelive Student
Brooke never fails to deliver. I found this course superb from start to finish. From exercising your creative 'muscle', demystifying taking self portraits, and showing that they don't have to be perfect before you begin editing, to walking you through her editing process and how to price your work. Brooke's enthusiastic personality and excitement about the work shines through it all. Definitely recommended!
Thank for fantastic motivating an very inspiring. The story telling and selling module was very helpful - thanks from Denmark
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Brooke for this amazing class. Inspired and so full of practical knowledge, this is the best class I've ever watched. You have given me the confidence to pursue what I've always been afraid to do. Watch this space!