One of the most valuable things about the 7 day workshop is learning that Mike Lin was not a graphic prodigy from the get-go, but worked hard through practice, practice, practice, and learning from other masters. That is what gives him his unique ability to understand where we are coming from and demystify how to get us where we want to go - and it's also what gives some of us hope! He makes the journey from painful incompetence to at least being "the best in our family" one of the most fun and intense experiences I have ever been through. He breaks it down by providing simple tricks to follow, and providing a safe environment to "screw up" many drawings and many sheets of paper. In the end, the result is a very satisfying improvement in graphic skill, as well as an overall experience that is fun, fullfilling, and absolutely recommended! I would love to do it all over again! Thanks so much to Mike and Brian, it is an experience I will treasure for many years to come.