tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18907156.post9081145105237189702..comments2016-05-03T02:26:50.134-04:00Comments on Today's Inspiration: The FAS: Teaching the Art of the Inked LineLeif Penghttps://plus.google.com/111672213320663226648noreply@blogger.comBlogger11125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18907156.post-79503401870056043532010-09-23T07:25:22.561-04:002010-09-23T07:25:22.561-04:00VERY interesting, Kalinides;
Thanks for giving us...VERY interesting, Kalinides;<br /><br />Thanks for giving us a first-hand account of the course from the student's perspective!Leif Penghttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07232334860061949895noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18907156.post-17347956419600085212010-09-23T01:43:48.803-04:002010-09-23T01:43:48.803-04:00Actually, I'm doing the Painting course by FAS...Actually, I'm doing the Painting course by FAS... The 10 first lessons are called the "Basic" course. By the end of the#10 you want to choose an area in particular you want to improve in painting: Figure Painting, Landscape, Animal Painting or General...<br /><br />I can assure just the reading of the books are a treat to the eyes with all those examples by Dorne, Fawcett etc... Well, I can't say more, I'm a art book's junkie collecting "old school" books... <br /><br />I always wanted to study seriously Art, specially Illustration, but only now I can do it freely, and knowing college, I wasn't in mood to do it again; started taking the old fashion distance courses as if were 1949... <br /><br />My first course was the Art Instruction Schools, where I learned the Abc of art ('cause I just was drawing in the wild from childhood!)... And after that, and still insecure of my painting (AIS is more drawing basics), I got into FAS.Kalinideshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/17513888003106898842noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18907156.post-79747125336963617302008-02-27T10:44:00.000-05:002008-02-27T10:44:00.000-05:00FAS courses are treasure chests.I got lucky and go...FAS courses are treasure chests.<BR/><BR/>I got lucky and got hold of the commercial art & illustration course, and I am simply drooling over the book page by page.<BR/><BR/>This lesson that you have painfully scanned and posted speaks volumes about the clarity and pure information of this course.<BR/><BR/>As commented, this book should be made mandatory for all art courses. If only one can go throught this religiously, how on earth can one not become proficient in the art?.<BR/><BR/>I am curious about the other two courses. <BR/>-Painting<BR/>-Cartooning.<BR/><BR/>I do have the contents of teh cartooning course..<BR/><BR/>Famous Artists Cartoon Course : July 21, 1960 <BR/>Introduction <BR/>Lesson 1: The Comic Head <BR/>Lesson 2: The Comic Figure <BR/>Lesson 3: Inking the Head and Figure <BR/>Lesson 4: The Head in Detail <BR/>Lesson 5: The Figure in Detail <BR/>Lesson 6: Anatomy <BR/>Lesson 7: Pretty Girls <BR/>Lesson 8: Action and the Figure <BR/>Lesson 9: Clothes and Folds <BR/>Lesson 10: Special Types <BR/>Lesson 11: Drawing in the Panel <BR/>Lesson 12: Form <BR/>Lesson 13: Perspective <BR/>Lesson 14: Light and Shade <BR/>Lesson 15: Props and Backgrounds <BR/>Lesson 16: Animals <BR/>Lesson 17: Kids <BR/>Lesson 18: Lettering <BR/>Lesson 19: Rube Goldberg <BR/>Lesson 20: Milton Caniff <BR/>Lesson 21: Al Capp <BR/>Lesson 22: Harry Haenigsen <BR/>Lesson 23: Willard Mullin <BR/>Lesson 24: Gurney WilliamsGShttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01330309196157676681noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18907156.post-62990110945742192112007-03-02T14:22:00.000-05:002007-03-02T14:22:00.000-05:00Dom; Right you are! Long before I acquired my FA...Dom; Right you are! Long before I acquired my FAS binders, I had a complete set of reduced photocopies thanks to a friend whose grand dad took the course.<BR/><BR/>I'm very curious about the FACC - maybe you could post a few pages on your blog...?leifhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07232334860061949895noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18907156.post-28438073634787834212007-03-02T13:07:00.000-05:002007-03-02T13:07:00.000-05:00The jewels of my library are my volumes of FAS and...The jewels of my library are my volumes of FAS and I also have the Famous Artist Cartooning Course binders which are priceless for their inspiration.Dominic Bugattohttp://www.blogger.com/profile/12038691868661688196noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18907156.post-70485796999448569112007-03-01T13:50:00.000-05:002007-03-01T13:50:00.000-05:00Thanks all for commenting! Bob; I might have rea...Thanks all for commenting! <BR/><BR/>Bob; I might have read somewhere that Buscema cribbed a bunch of lessons from the FAS when he put together the Marvel Way book. Or I might be imagining it - but going through the FAS lessons I was struck by how familiar some of them looked, and how much they reminded me of the Marvel Way lessons of my youth, but I'm not speaking just about the inking aspect, I'm talking about throughout the book, perspective, composition, etc. I checked my copy of marvel way and the bibliography and "recommended reading lists do not include the FAS - but maybe that's because it was no longer available...?<BR/><BR/>william;<BR/><BR/>You might want to try ebay or Stuart Ng or Bud Plant - good luck!<BR/><BR/>Robert; that's pretty neat to hear about Heindel... I know a *little* about comic artists ( a little more than I know about illustrators - which I know very little about ) and I remember reading that Berni Wrightson studied the FA course.<BR/><BR/>I'm sure many illustrators had the binders even if they didn't actually take the course. Who could possibly think they weren't worth at least owning? ;-)leifhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07232334860061949895noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18907156.post-64609387049755908222007-03-01T12:02:00.000-05:002007-03-01T12:02:00.000-05:00Robert Heindel took the Famous artist school cours...Robert Heindel took the Famous artist school course.Robert Hunthttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10980181012293008476noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18907156.post-25516903723671696052007-03-01T03:07:00.000-05:002007-03-01T03:07:00.000-05:00These pages from the Famous Artists Course are pur...These pages from the Famous Artists Course are pure gold. Unfortunately, the books have become very rare, and no copies are available here in Belgium. Please post more pages from the Famous Artists Course. Best regards.Williamhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/09804577213153841212noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18907156.post-86223750360643634982007-02-28T18:03:00.000-05:002007-02-28T18:03:00.000-05:00Hmmm. Have the Buscema book (though I haven't loo...Hmmm. Have the Buscema book (though I haven't looked at it in a few years), and much later acquired the Famous Artist volumes. Never occured to me that there was a connection, any more than there was with some of the good books on ink work by Henry Pitz, Howard Guptill, or--if I'm remembering the name right--Fritz Henning. Anybody know if Buscema took the FA course? I would guess not (and it seems safe to assume that Stan Lee didn't), but perhaps he owned volumes. Time for me to go back and look at all this stuff.Bob Cosgrovenoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18907156.post-55556950691457592972007-02-28T12:47:00.000-05:002007-02-28T12:47:00.000-05:00Absolutely, David. In fact, the study of these le...Absolutely, David. In fact, the study of these lessons ought to be manditory for every art student. I only wish my own art education had been so thorough.leifhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/07232334860061949895noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-18907156.post-89452824384939321082007-02-28T12:28:00.000-05:002007-02-28T12:28:00.000-05:00These were great books, Leif-- perhaps the best di...These were great books, Leif-- perhaps the best distillation of the practicalities of picturemaking in the 20th century. It has been a while since I looked at these pages, but they always reward attention.David Apatoffhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11293486149879229016noreply@blogger.com