Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Online Illustration Course

By Justin Gerard

I have finally gotten around to doing some online illustration courses. Now, for the millions of you who have written me clamoring for a course on how I make the perfect chocolate-chip cookie, I'm sorry, but you will have to wait.

In the meantime though, I am working on an in-depth course on illustration through the Lamp Post Guild. The course will be super in depth and will offer demos and step-by-step lessons which you will complete at your own pace.  I will also personally give you a llama.

In my day, art education had largely to do with stealing books from libraries, or abducting experts and holding them at gunpoint until they told you everything. It was not unlike working with the mafia.  Except we were after art training, and we didn't go in for silly hats.

Today, using the magic of the world wide web, we no longer need to use guns, threats of violence or even money laundering to get an art education. It's actually quite exciting how things have come along.  Sure, we will miss the smell of cordite and gun oil after a long day of learning, but overall I think it is progress.

More to come...
If you are interested, follow twitter.com/lamppostguild for updates.

*Note - I was kidding about the llama.  Please don't ask me for a llama if you see me at a show.  I will not give you a llama.  


  1. Sounds great. Just as a side note: the first link - thelamppostguild.com does not seem to be working/available.
    The twitter works just fine.

  2. I've tried the link as well as I'm interested in the courses and it comes up with a Forbidden message.

  3. Website down and no llama, talk about tease:(

  4. Darn, I was hoping for a number of llamas--we need them for our local fire department (one llama fire, two llama fire...). Seriously though--sounds great and I look forward to future postings.

  5. Hmm, first no chocolate chip cookie recipe and then no lamas? (Deep breath) Ok, seriously though this sounds very interesting, but I can't get to the web site.

  6. Sounds awesome! I will anxiously await my llama!!! Wait...........there's no llama???? :-(

  7. Will it be available in time for Christmas? :)

  8. Sounds great. Looking forward to it. Too bad the lamp post guild site is down.

  9. That's awesome! I hope you'll post here once u'r rdy to start-for those of us who dont twit...while on the topic of how 1999 I am can anyone explain what's that Llama thing? I've seen it in DA before, was even "awarded" with few...still dont know if I should make a frikin sweater out of it or just leave it be :D

  10. It seems the .com just redirects to the tweeter page.

    Sounds awesome! Can't wait :P
    Oh, and the llama tease was just cruel ;)

  11. Aaaw. I have to admit I was gonna sign up just to get the llama.

    Best success with this, Justin.


  12. P.S.

    Love the clutter of cowbells (goatbells?) by the bridge in your painting.
    What a great detail. Great painting too.

  13. Damn...no llama.
    For all those interested, I know a guy, Rama, the Llama Farmer...

    Justine, maybe it's time to illustrate a herd ot two?

  14. I don't use twitter, will you be announcing on here when everything goes live?

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