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Reha Sakar

Grahame Booth
   

Digital | Watercolor

I was born in Istanbul and I moved to Canada in 2008. I have been painting since I was very little. My mom is also an artist so we used to work together all my childhood.

I always liked realism in paintings and every medium I use. My works looked realistic, or at least I aimed for it. I  had 2 dreams when I was a kid, one to be an astronomer and the other one to be an archaeologist. As most of the kids, I was also in love with space too. So I decided to study astronomy.

While studying at the university I was so sure that it wasn’t something for me to do my entire life. Astronomy is really amazing but I was sure that it won’t be my job. I loved astronomy but had no passion for it. While at school my father wanted me to do what he does for a living at that time, which was being an insurance broker. He knew some people and made me work during the summer times in such big insurance companies.That life is not for me, nothing about that life was for me.

So I remember writing a letter to my father that I will not be working at a table job my entire life. During this time I never stopped doing art. My mom realized that I was struggling for my way and he sent me to a course to learn Photoshop in 2003. I found out that I had to learn 3D. And after stepping into 3d my path was more clear. I started working on TV channels for summer time, did so many concept paintings in Photoshop and had fallen in love with Matte Painting.

Artwork by Grahame Booth
Artwork by Grahame Booth
Artwork by Grahame Booth
Artwork by Grahame Booth
Artwork by Grahame Booth
Artwork by Grahame Booth

Reha’s EXPERTISE

Listed below are this Master’s specialty skills. Join this Master’s group if you want to grow your skills in these areas.

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Colour and Composition

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Technique Demos

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Teaching How to Self Critique

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Providing Art Critiques

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Supplies and Tools – what to use, where to save, and where to spend

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For ASPIRING & Emerging Artists

AM I AN ASPIRING ARTIST?

As an aspiring artist, you have been creating on the side, as a hobby, and now you're ready to take it to the next level!

YOU'RE INTERESTED IN:

  • technique - color and composition
  • art critiques - get feedback on your artwork to help you narrow and hone your style
  • supplies and tools - where to save and where to spend
  • marketing - learn to write your artist statement and CV, build your brand, launch a website, maximize your social media
  • price artwork – because your time and talent have value
Am I An Emerging Artist?

As an emerging artist, you have been painting regularly and feel fairly confident in your one unique style. 

You've taken workshops/courses and have already been selling your work to friends, family, and in community shows, markets and beyond.

Now you're ready to take it to the next level!

YOU'RE INTERESTED IN:

  • art critiques - getting expert feedback on your artwork
  • selling - learn how to sell your artwork
    • pricing
    • building your brand and marketing, leveraging social media well
    • earning a steady income in an unsteady economy
    • how to approach galleries and/or go solo successfully
  • business skills - learn the mechanics of creating and sustaining a business as an artist
  • production - studio set-up and time management to maximize production
  • art licensing - what products to create, how to find a reputable producer

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Artwork by Grahame Booth

I have been working in the digital media industry since 2005.

Last 10 years I worked with some of the largest video game developers & publishers and media giants for creating promotional materials such as Call of Duty, Diablo 3, The Elderscrolls Online: Morrowind, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Marvel’s Avengers, World War Z, Rango, Batman The Dark Knight Rises, as well as sport leagues like, NHL, NBA, NFL, and MLB.

Right now I am working in Animated TV Series, My Little Pony and Spidey and His Amazing Friends, as a Matte Painter.

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