Monday, April 30, 2007
Micah completed this with markers. He shows a professional sophistication with color. Micah is building a portfolio of his art and this fine sample will be an excellent addition to it. Like many of our teen students, Micah is clearly well ahead of his contemporaries as far as his skills are concerned. There's much to look forward to from Micah Martinez and his creative future.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
In this demonstration for students in Visual Development, I tried to get that message across through a minimalist approach to concept design. Click on the image for a better view.
There's nothing more than the shape of hair and lips in each of these sketches, yet the statement that was made is enough to convey attitude and a sense of personality. The drawings were done with a broad tip black marker, a red marker and a white coloring pencil on brown paper.
Striving for simplicity can make your work stronger by helping to build a solid foundation upon which more complex elements can later be included.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Mr. Chavez has a long career in feature animation, working at the highest level of the industry for Disney, DreamWorks and Sony. His art is incredible and our students were completely enthralled with his portfolio as well as his experiences and insights into film, the industry and how artists relate to both.
Here are some candid snapshots of Richard Chavez answering questions and lightheartedly joking with our students as they crowd around his work for a closer look.
Students and staff extend a big thank you to Richard Chavez and to all the guest speakers we've had these past few weeks. We'll be having more special visitors in upcoming semesters at The Animation Academy in Burbank throughout the year.
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Thomas was always exploring unusual approaches to design and composition in a dynamic way. Backed up with strong fundamental skills, he's become one of the most renowned animation designers in the industry.
To see more of the work of Thomas Perkins follow this link to his website: http://tnperkins.com
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Trevor compiled his class assignments into his first book which he self published. This is the cover. Click on the image for a better view.
Trevor's book is the beginning of what I'm sure will be many such offerings from him in the future. This is a great way to get your artwork known. A small publication such as this is an excellent format for an instant portfolio, and it can be sold as well. Trevor is selling copies for $5 each.
To see more of Trevor's work, visit his blog by clicking on the link below.
Monday, April 09, 2007
Here's Aaron in the center of the shot sharing a lighthearted moment.
In the picture below, Aaron is showcasing his portfolio to students surrounding him at the head table.
It's always a special event when we get a chance to feature one of our many students who've realized successful careers in animation. To see more of Aaron's work feel free to visit his blog by clicking on the link below.
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Thank you to our students, instructors and friends.
As always, Keep Creating !!!