Finding Your Artistic Voice and Visual Style

In this 3-week course, senior New Masters Academy instructor Steve Huston and legendary Disney Art Director Bill Perkins will teach you how to develop your voice and visual style as a professional artist. Steve will lecture on art philosophy that helps you better understand the main theories and concepts of being a creative. Next, you will learn from Bill an analytical approach to developing your unique visual style. You will be referring to the Old Masters and analyzing their works for inspiration. After this course, you will be able to create original artworks using your artistic style as a language that delivers powerful messages and metaphors to the viewers.

3 Lessons 3h 49m 19s of videos

In week one, Steve provides you with an introduction to the world of art and art theory. You will explore art as an idea and learn to answer the question of “who is an artist?”. Steve will also share with you a binary system that applies to all art forms.

Common Questions

Is this course beginner friendly?

This course is recommended for intermediate and advanced students who are interested in finding their artistic voice and personal visual style. You should take this course after you have gained a strong understanding of drawing fundamentals.

Are there any assignments in this course?

This course includes downloadable assignment PDFs, that help you practice the materials taught by instructors Steve Huston and Bill Perkins. Keeping up with these assignments will maximize your learning outcomes.

What materials do I need to get for this course?

A material PDF list is linked in each lesson under the description. Please check the file to see what you need to prepare.

Is this course for fine artists or entertainment artists?

It is for both. Having clear creative intent and unique visual style is extremely important for any professionals in visual art fields like animation, illustration, and fine art.

Can I do this course digitally, using Photoshop or Procreate?

Yes, you can work on the assignment of week 3 using digital tools. All New Masters Academy courses are designed to be done traditionally or digitally. Software changes constantly, but the fundamentals stay the same. It will be up to you to translate the information that you are learning to your software of choice.