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Are you tired of deliberately writing easy comic stories that let you get away with not drawing backgrounds?

Are you sick of your buildings looking like cardboard boxes?

Does every book on drawing perspective look like greek and super-advanced calculus to you?

Do you have amazing scenes in your head, but you feel like your hands just can't draw them?
I've teamed up with Skillshare to put my years of professional comic art experience to good use...by teaching the background-phobic among us how to LOVE backgrounds, draw them right, draw them well, even draw them in your sleep!

Read all about it here: www.bizenghast.com/classpage.h…
Then sign up for the class here!: skl.sh/12DwEqh

Not a comic book artist?  Not a problem!  This class is for ALL kinds of illustrators and artists, both beginners and intermediates.  If you can hold a ruler and locate a pencil, you CAN draw backgrounds!

So stop wasting your time trying to plan your whole story out so that you can avoid drawing buildings, cars or crowds.  Take this short course and you'll be amazed at how just talented and innovative you can be when you stop fearing backgrounds!

CLASS IS JUST 20 DOLLARS FOR THE ENTIRE COURSE and you can learn at your own pace, go back and re-watch video lessons as much as you like and collaborate with other students online to get honest and helpful feedback!  Classes start August 21st, but the first 100 students to use the discount code EDANIEL will get a 10% discount!

And the first TEN students to sign up who use the code EXLIBRIS get a whopping 25% discount!  Fifteen bucks is all you'll pay for the whole course!

So make an investment in yourself and your skills...sign up today!: skl.sh/12DwEqh

If you like this class idea, but don't really need it for yourself right now, why not fave this journal so your friends can find it?  Lots of people need background art help and have no idea where to turn, so spread this journal around and spread the word.  Thanks! :3
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:iconglacierchannel01:
Glacierchannel01 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015
THIS IS EVERYTHING I WAS LOOKING FOR AND MORE!!
I just need to spare a 20 and I would love to take this course
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cyclone91 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
is it still too late to sign up?...
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:iconsadwonderland:
sadwonderland Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
nope, sign ups are going on all the time!
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:iconprederick:
Prederick Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
In.
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:iconsadwonderland:
sadwonderland Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
In like Flynn!
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bananaG Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I signed up but forgot to use the discount code!!! QAQ
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:iconartizzi:
Artizzi Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So excited to start this course, I've always envied your skills at drawing all the elaborate buildings in Bizenghast and I'm terrible at anything non-human! YAYYYYYYY

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DarkenedOwl Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I've tried to sign up three times and every time the site tells me my payment can't go through. I've checked my checking account and there's nothing wrong there. I'm just wondering if other people have been having this issue and if you knew/could do anything such as let the skillshare site know. Can't wait to join the class! :)
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:iconsadwonderland:
sadwonderland Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
you should prolly write to them and ask for help, I think they maybe have a help desk available?
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DarkenedOwl Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I did, and hopefully they'll be able to help. Thanks for the advice. :)
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rachelthegreat Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Great! I've taken a couple of fantastic skillshare courses! I can't wait to take yours, too! Backgrounds have always driven me nuts, but I'm doing more and more of them in my interactive work for lack of budget to bring on dedicated background artists.
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Meeowy Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the motivation :D good luck and thanks for sharing your talent
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DarkCrimsonElixir Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Definitely when I have money!
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AllyCat1369 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is a blessing in disguise!!!!!! When I get my next paycheck I'm SOOOOOOOOOO signing up!!!!! Backgrounds are my weakest point T-T!!!!!!
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SparklyUni Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
for how long can we sign up for the class? like, if i come back in a week can i still sign up for the class? or is it a limited time only? i really really want to do it but i'm so busy this week i don't know if i'd have the time to actually sit down and draw!!!! :(
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sadwonderland Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
you can sign up now and the class doesn't actually start until august 21st!  that's when the class videos and lessons are unlocked on the site.  This is just the registration period! XD plus if you sign up now to get the discount, you don't have to actually take the lessons until you're ready to learn! they're available to you anytime after the class opens. :)
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pumibel Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I have to say- "backgrounds" are a pain sometimes! I was reading an article in the current "Artists' Magazine" issue the other day, and one of the featured artists said that he prefers to call them "environments" because it makes the background seem more important and interesting. I liked that a lot. 
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Nekorin-Gatacat Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sooo tempting! I'm not worried about money, but about whether I'll have the time along with class and college transfer...
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sadwonderland Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
well you can view the lessons whenever you want, there's no set times that you HAVE to watch/read them! Once you sign up, you can go back and watch them anytime you have a free minute! XD
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Nekorin-Gatacat Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gah! I replied but I'm just finding out it didn't go through!

I originally said:

I'm more worried about the project times... What are the due dates like?
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:iconsadwonderland:
sadwonderland Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
there are no due dates, it's something you follow completely at your own time.  There are no lectures or homework, so nothing to turn in!
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:iconnekorin-gatacat:
Nekorin-Gatacat Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
! Then I may very well sign up! :)
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:iconnekorin-gatacat:
Nekorin-Gatacat Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm more concerned about the assignments, LOL. What are the due dates like? Between college apps and other stresses I might not be able to make them...
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immortalrae Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
great idea i wish you luck :D
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GlitterKatKH Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:iconfinegeezplz: money......
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:iconsadwonderland:
sadwonderland Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
18 bucks!  Look under the couch for coins and stuff!
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:iconthefelthat:
TheFeltHat Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*excited screaming noises*
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Alec-Scudder Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are a perfect person *hugs*
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:iconkimchimichi:
Kimchimichi Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i'm in!!!!
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:iconkatebrezzy:
katebrezzy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Oh man I am so in. LET'S DO THIS.
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sadwonderland Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
better nab that EXLIBRIS code for 25% off, only three of those left! XD
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:iconkatebrezzy:
katebrezzy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Oh you know I did. Such a bargain, girl!
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:iconirotciv:
Irotciv Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
now, if only i had money...
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:iconvanillatheneko:
VanillatheNeko Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh If only I could.... Alas, I cannot =w=;;;;
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:iconvampirepumpkin:
VampirePumpkin Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013   General Artist
I am totally spazzing right now.
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:iconsadwonderland:
sadwonderland Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
me too! XD but that's only cuz there's a new TMNT episode tomorrow. XD
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:iconvampirepumpkin:
VampirePumpkin Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013   General Artist
Also an excellent reason to spaz :D
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:iconnecromastersyl:
NecroMasterSyl Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you some sort of magic being that read my prayers
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:iconsadwonderland:
sadwonderland Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
YES I AM. Or Fish Puppet is, I guess.  He told me to do it.
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:iconnecromastersyl:
NecroMasterSyl Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It sounds like you and Fish Puppet are wizards with wish granting powers
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:iconsadwonderland:
sadwonderland Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
I just do whatever he says, basically.
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NecroMasterSyl Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I'm glad he asked you to do this, I literally was thinking, "I wish there was a tutorial for backgrounds" 

But everyone seems to hate them just as much xD
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sadwonderland Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
I think it's just because ppl think they're hard and thus don't want to even try.  But they REALLY aren't hard at all, and the more you learn about them, the more confident you get and the more fun you have doing them, until they practically become your favorite thing to draw! 
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NecroMasterSyl Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh they look fun to draw already! Just so much intimidation when your brain wants one thing but your hands make another
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DownwardsSaint Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
I'm not an artist at all, though I would certainly recommend this to all the would-be artists I know. I've seen your building... they were one of the many things that made Bizenghast amazing.
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sadwonderland Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
thanks! <3
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