The cutoff age for enrollment into the Academy's Teen Program is 13 years old. On occasion, when a student of special skill or enthusiasm would like to join the class, we'll make an exception and allow them to enter early. Such is the case with young Alexander Haney. At only 11 and in his first semester with us, he's already producing work that in many aspects approaches a professional quality.
This is his most recent class assignment. A basic four pose head rotation of a character he designed and is developing. Click on the image for a better view.
Rotations are an essential part of the character design process as they have a direct correlation to production. They're not easy to do, especially when created from one's imagination. Alexander did a fine job with his first rotation. Good enough to be featured here on the Academy's blog. We're looking forward to exciting things from him in the future.