lol yeah for one reason or another he's got like a pen name or something, I took classes with him and he was Steve Hampton then. It's cool randomly finding other people learning from him XD I always liked his system.
yeah I know, and I know it's the same guy too, just...yeah *shrug* who knows. but yeah the classes were great, I didn't finish at that school, but the stuff from his classes probably stuck with me the most.
Thanks for the kind words. The book is excellent so far, but it needs to be read carefully and the sample drawings bear close examination. When it's not obvious how to apply what the text suggests, I find the Vilppu videos very useful for observing the process. Have you used the book yet? I would love to see any resulting pieces.
I haven't used the book yet; I keep going over the text back and forth so I can rote it to memory. But I agree that using the Vilppu gesture vids do help; It was years ago when I watched them; should pull them out again!