Friday, April 07, 2006

Featuring Kris Anka

At the Academy, fundamentals are everything as exemplified in the work of one of our students, Kris Anka. Kris started with our Teen Program when he was in junior high school. Today he's a young man of 17 years creating very impressive art for his age.

In the character designs below you can see the attention he pays to properly constructing his forms. Kris establishes a good foundation before he moves on to define his final design. Click on the image for a closer look.

Look for ways to challenge yourself creatively. That's what Kris has done with the following example. He designed a couple of splash pages and worked the composition through his use of positive and negative shapes, a variety of line densities, a clear distinction between areas of light and shadow as well as good basic draftsmanship. You can get a better view by clicking on the image.

Kris is a diversified talent as the following sample of his art shows. On the left are two background concept sketches and on the right a page from a graphic narrative exercise he created based upon a comic book layout. Kris is capable of creating fine finished artwork and compelling free form sketches. Clicking on the image will enlarge the art for a better view.

More artwork from the students of The Animation Academy in Burbank will be posted soon.

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