ALL THE WORK DISPLAYED ON THIS WEBSITE IS CREATED  BY DAN BANDIT AKA GHOSTSHRIMP, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE COLORING OF ADVENTURE TIME BACKGROUNDS, THE WORKSHOP GALLERY, {SOME OF THE CAMP PHOTOGRAPHS, AND THE ILLUSTRATION CONTEST SUBMISSIONS, AND MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED FOR PURPOSES OTHER THAN REVIEW WITHOUT EXPRESSED WRITTEN PERMISSION. THE GHOSTSHRIMP THEMESONG WAS MADE BY TYLER PRICE AKA GHOSTSCOUT NECK BEARD AKA OLD GROWTH SOULJOURNER.

12 WEEK ONLINE GROUP WORKSHOP / 1K USD / 10 STUDENTS

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GHOSTSHRIMP HAS BEEN MAKING A LIVING AS A FREELANCE ILLUSTRATOR SINCE 2003, AND SPECIALIZES IN GETTING PEOPLE HYPED UP AND INSPIRED TO LIVE THEIR CREATIVE DREAMS.

THIS 3 PART GROUP WORKSHOP IS DESIGNED TO HELP ASPIRING ARTISTS TRANSFORM THEIR DRAWING HOBBY INTO A CAREER, AND ESTABLISHED ARTISTS DIRECT THEIR CAREER IN A MORE PERSONALLY REWARDING DIRECTION. EACH SECTION OF THE WORKSHOP FOCUSES ON AN AREA OF GHOSTSHRIMP'S PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE:

 

WEEK 1-4: CREATING UNIQUE WORK

WEEK 5-8: COMMERCIAL ILLUSTRATION

WEEK 9-12: CONCEPT TO PRODUCTION BACKGROUND DESIGN

 

GHOSTSHRIMP'S FRESHLY SQUEEZED ASSIGNMENT/HYPE VIDEOS ARE SHARED IN A SECRET GROUP FORUM EACH WEEK. ON TUESDAY NIGHTS STUDENTS SHARE IDEAS AND SKETCHES IN THE FORUM FOR GROUP FEEDBACK, AND THEN POST THEIR FINISHED WORK THE FOLLOWING WEEKEND FOR GROUP FEEDBACK AND A ONE ON ONE VID CHAT WITH GHOSTSHRIMP! 

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AN IN DEPTH WORKSHOP BUILT AROUND PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTIVITY, GROUP COMRADERY, AND WEEKLY PERSONAL ATTENTION, YOU JUST HIT THE JACKPOT!!!

WEEKS 1-4: CREATING UNIQUE WORK

WEEK 1: 5 YEAR PLAN (document)

WEEK 2: DREAM WORLD (sketch to finished piece)

WEEK 3: NIGHTMARE WORLD (sketch to finished piece)  

WEEK 4: MAGNUM OPUS / CATCH UP WEEK (sketch to finished piece)  

HAVING A STRONG PERSONAL VISION IS THE FOUNDATION OF EVERY JUICY VISUAL ARTS CAREER. DURING THE FIRST WEEK STUDENTS CREATE A FIVE YEAR PLAN TO PURSUE THEIR AMBITIOUS LIFE GOALS, DEVELOP STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS, AND SHARE INFORMATION ABOUT POSSIBLE HIDDEN ENTRANCES TO HOLLOW EARTH WITH THE GROUP. 

NOW THAT THE WORKSHOP WATERS ARE HEATING UP, STUDENTS DIVE DEEP INTO CREATING UNIQUE WORK INSPIRED BY THEIR OWN PERSONAL MYTHOLOGIES, STRANGE EXPERIENCES, NOSTALGIC MEMORIES, REOCCURRING DREAM WORLDS, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN! 

STUDENTS MAY EXPERIENCE SHORT TERM LEVITATION AT THIS POINT, WHICH MAKES GOING TO BATHROOM MUCH EASIER, ESPECIALLY IN PUBLIC RESTROOMS.

WEEKS 5-8: COMMERCIAL ILLUSTRATION

WEEK 5: EDITORIAL (sketch to finished illustration)

WEEK 6: ALBUM COVER (sketch to finished illustration)

WEEK 7: BOOK SPREAD (sketch to finished illustration)

WEEK 8: PROMOTIONAL POSTER / CATCH UP WEEK (sketch to finished illustration) 

A GOOD ILLUSTRATOR CAN DO JUST ABOUT ANY JOB IN THE COMMERCIAL ART WORLD. THIS SECTION OF THE WORKSHOP BRIDGES THE GAP BETWEEN STRONG PERSONAL WORK AND MEANINGFUL PROFESSIONAL WORK. STUDENTS APPLY THEIR UNIQUE VISION TO THESE CLASSIC ASSIGNMENTS TO CREATE THE SORT OF WORK THEY WANT TO ATTRACT IN THE FUTURE. 

HERE THE STUDENTS ARE ALSO LEARNING ABOUT PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES, THE DAILY HABITS AND ROUTINES THAT SUSTAIN SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS, AND HOW DEFEND THEMSELVES FROM SUPERNATURAL SHARK ATTACKS. 

IT IS NOT UNCOMMON FOR STUDENTS TO SPONTANEOUSLY SHAPESHIFT INTO FUTURE INCARNATIONS OR TELEPORT TO INTERNAL DIMENSIONS THROUGHOUT THIS MONTH. THESE ARE ENCOURAGING SIGNS OF PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT.

 

 

WEEKS 9-12: CONCEPT TO PRODUCTION BACKGROUND DESIGN 

WEEK 9: PAST CONCEPT SET (3 backgrounds of key locations)

WEEK 10: PAST PRODUCTION SET (3 backgrounds of 1 key location)

WEEK 11: FUTURE CONCEPT SET (3 backgrounds of key locations)

WEEK 12: FUTURE PRODUCTION SET / CATCH UP WEEK (3 backgrounds of 1 key location)

NOW THAT THE STUDENT'S MINDS HAVE MELTED AWAY AND FULLY REGENERATED, THEY ARE READY FOR THE BIG LEAGUES - THE HOLY GRAIL OF VISUAL ART, THE BIG MONEY MAKER, THE INVISIBLE DRAGON SLAYER - BACKGROUND DESIGN!!!

 

THERE IS NOTHING MORE EPIC THAN CREATING THE WORLD FOR A TELEVISION PROGRAM, AND THE STUDENTS BLOW THE BACK OUT OF THIS WORKSHOP BY DOING JUST THAT! FROM PUSHING THE CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT TO LOCKING DOWN THE PRODUCTION DESIGNS, THE STUDENTS EXPLORE HOW TO MAKE THEIR BACKGROUNDS STEAL THE SHOW. 

WHEN THE WORKSHOP ENDS, THE REAL WORK BEGINS! NOW EVERYONE HAS A FIVE YEAR PLAN, LOTS OF FRESH PIECES TO POST UP, A GROUP OF MOTIVATED NEW FRIENDS ROOTING FOR THEM, AND OF COURSE THEIR OLD BUDDY GHOSTSHRIMP SHARING SECRETS FROM THE FUTURE! TIME TO STEP UP TO GET YOUR REPS UP!

WORKSHOP GALLERY CHECK OUT THE ALUMNI AND THEIR FAVORITE PIECES FROM THE WORKSHOP!

Chris Murray, USA

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