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Amit Dutta
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
New Zealand
I am a self taught freelance illustrator and concept artist.
If you are interested in hiring me for your project please get in touch by note or on

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A big thanks to everyone who fav's my stuff. I can't respond to them all, but every single one is very much appreciated!


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So my little experiment in opensource learning has got off to a great start! 45 people registered from at least 10 different countries. 30 submitted their first assignment and got their video critiques. On top of that a further 4 or 5 non-registered folk who took the initiative to do the work and submit before deadline also got a bonus. I decided everybody would get video feedback for their work this week. 

I set up a quick website to contain all lessons, demos, streaming times and any info on the course so anybody who stumbles onto it in the future can get almost the same benefit as people in the class, for absolutely no cost. Check it out here: Environment Design Rocks!

We had the first livestream session, earlier today which was brilliant fun, check out and come watch the streams for tips and tricks or ask questions etc.
All streams are recorded and available on demand: Livestream

Hope you're having a great week!


Greetings People!

I've been working hard on creating an 8 week long Environment Design class for some time now, and I am happy to say that I am all ready to go.
This course is entirely FREE! Yup you heard me. FREE.

The nearest equivalent I can see on the market is the CGMA environment design courses that are being offered at $US700 per student! Having taken those classes I know they are pretty good, but I can also tell you that I am aiming at offering much more tailored individualised critique and more interactivity than CGMA gives you.
And yeah...again...FREE! There is no catch. I really love teaching, I really love helping people, and I am trialing out this content before it might become a paid course, so I'm very excited to be able to offer this first class for nothing. This may be the only opportunity to get this much personalised learning out of an online resource for so little.


I am hosting the class on the Crimson Daggers forum here:…
Check out the first post in this thread for more information on what is involved.  You will need to sign up at the Daggers forum to participate, but you can still view the thread and participate in the livestreams and learn from them if you don't wish to sign up.

Weekly Demos, Assignments and tutorial videos

Check out and subscribe to my Youtube Channel here to get new demos and tutorial videos as they are…  

Weekly group livestream critique sessions

These will be hosted generally for the next 8 Sundays (New Zealand Standard Time, UTC +12):…

Unfortunately, the demand was so high that I have had to close registrations for access to all the demos and to get personal critiques. I have almost 50 people signed up!
However don't despair, you will still be able to view any of the public demos I release, do the assignments, ask me questions, interact and learn with all the other students in the class, and generally have a grand old time. I will also be talking about my freelance experiences and the industry in general.

Come by and say hello anytime!


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Ivi-Green Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You've got a new fan now :P
M0nkeyBread Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for all your comments and for the love!
Ivi-Green Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. Your art appeals me!
ladykicks Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
Hello from Wellington! Wow, your work is really impressive. I read your post "Art school vs. self-teaching" and I wanted to say it is so very helpful. I'm in my second year of self-directed learning and it sure is hard but highly rewarding. I need to check out those workshops run by White Cloud. All the best :)
M0nkeyBread Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Actually funnily enough. Check this out:…
Enrolling for June, go do it! :)
M0nkeyBread Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hello fellow Wellingtonian! Thank you so much, I hope it is useful. Self teaching is definitely the hardest way to do it, but keep persevering, listen to your own gut and just keep having fun, and I have no doubt you will succeed. Paul doesn't run many workshops anymore unfortunately, but definitely keep an eye out for them, they are invaluable. 
Feel free to hit me up if you have any questions. I'm always happy to help if I can.
ladykicks Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015
I'm sorry, I haven't logged in for some time so I didn't realise you had left me a reply. Thats such a pity about Paul, but I will definitely look out for other workshops. I'm still carrying on with my self-learning, thank you for the encouragement to persevere. It can be hard sometimes without a mentor or tutor to challenge me so I have to remember to set some clear goals. I've been working on my understanding of human anatomy this year. However, there are so many distractions and other topics I want to explore like composition and lighting etc. Its very hard to stay focused lol. I hope you're doing well at Yoobee, how is it studying there?
M0nkeyBread Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
ah and this one might be better, an actual workshop, and cheap as chips:…
M0nkeyBread Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
heya, no worries! I know the focus challenge well. Just plug away and keep challenging yourself, and as long as you do this consistently it will all start to come together. The how is less important, but you do need to remain dedicated to the task :)

Oh I never studied at Yoobee, I just went to a workshop there with Paul once. If you like you can skulk around and join up on the Crimson Daggers forum. It is the only place I have consistently stayed active on over the last 3 years and it is a good place to meet a lot of like-minded self-teaching artists doing the struggle.

There is actually a free artist at work session this Saturday at Expressions gallery in Upper Hutt coming up. Not a full paid workshop or anything, but part of the gallery exhibition for White Cloud Worlds vol 3, which I'm stoked to be included in! I might even be painting at it..not sure yet.…
GrinNBarret Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey man! How have you been?
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