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On 9/10/2019 at 5:45 PM, ironman1231 said:

I feel like coming back to this thread in eleven months is going to be incredibly valuable when I'm trying to pick which classes to take. 

 

I know I will be coming back to it several times as I prepare next year's classes.  I'm thinking I need to do something new next year, but I'm not sure what, or which one(s) to replace.

 

 

On 9/13/2019 at 10:00 AM, bcocanour said:

I was expecting to have a TV for my power point but that was not available.  I will make sure that I have a TV for next year.  I also bought the same projector/camera as James Wapple so people can see the demo next year.

 

 

On 9/13/2019 at 10:07 AM, Doug Sundseth said:

 

I did have a monitor for my photography class, which was pretty horrible -- saturation and brightness pushed to the max, which is a pain when you're trying to show how to color and exposure balance. I'm seriously thinking about bringing my own monitor next year, too.

 

On 9/13/2019 at 10:15 AM, bcocanour said:

Please bring it and leave it in my class so i can use it too :)

 

 

I always have a 21 inch monitor that I use for How Not to Suck: Sculpting that you can use so long as we are not teaching at the same time.  I'm considering bringing a 44" TV next year instead if it will fit in the car as the classes have grown since I started teaching 6 years ago.

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First time at ReaperCon this year and I had a fantastic time. I took quite a few classes and wanted to share my opinion on some of them.

 

Beginner Freehand (Cocanour): I loved this class. The example was challenging and required me to really push my brush control skills. The result was great and I appreciated the feedback from our instructor. My only complaint is that I wish it had been a longer session as we ran out of time on some of the examples and I felt like we were on a roll.

 

Painting Eyes (Schultz): Successfully painting eyes to a reasonable standard was one of my main goals in coming to ReaperCon. This was the class that did it.  The instructor was both motivating and critical, pushing us to get to the level of detail required on such a small figure. Hands down this was my favourite class of the con.

 

Advanced Skintones (Beckley): Another helpful class not only in the topic at hand (skin) but also in the levels of contrast needed to really make a miniature stand out. Again, this and other other classes where the instructor took the time to critique work on an individual level was very valuable.

 

Total Metal!!! - A Complete NMM Bootcamp (Markon): A fun and informative class that took advantage of the four hour format to work through two complete examples.

 

Painting Fur, Feathers, and Scales (Schubert) and Painting Freehand: Patterns and Symbols (Schubert): Largely demonstrative vs hands on, I still enjoyed being able to look over Derek's shoulder and watch him apply his techniques. My only regret is that most of the students in the freehand class were complete beginners so we went over a lot of the material I had already covered in the actual beginner class I took earlier.

 

I took a few others and generally enjoyed each one, but these are the ones I felt worth mentioning.

 

Hoping very much to make it back next year.

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