What I also like is his free-form dialogue as he is working through each lesson. He describes his thought processes as well as the techniques he uses when he works with Corel Painter. It gives you a sense that you are in the workshop with him as he is describing his workflow.
Finally, what I also like about Intro To Corel Painter is that the first part is focused on the use of Painter and techniques that are used. Then the second part is dedicated to the creation of a work of concept art in real time from start to about 90% complete in a little over an hour-and-a-half. If this were to be a complete matte painting, it would take much more work to complete as a finished piece – see the completed image, and would be beyond the scope of this video. If it were a concept piece, then this may be more than enough to get the idea back to the client.
The quality of the audio and video was excellent on Intro To Corel Painter. It comes with the finished painting as well as some brief lesson notes. I do wish that it would have come with a keystroke cheat sheet highlighting the most frequently used, but these can be found through making notes during the video.
If you have been fascinated by the work of concept and matte artists and want to see how this type of work is created, if you want to see how to do more with Corel Painter than just your standard painting, or if you just want to learn from the work of a master illustrator, then I very highly recommend Intro To Corel Painter: Concept Art Workflow With Ryan Church from Gnomon Workshop.