Wednesday, June 13, 2007

David Colman visits the Academy

Last evening at the Adult Session we wrapped up our special guest speakers for the semester by welcoming David Colman to class. David is a former student who went on to become a leading designer and development artist in the industry, with professional experiences spanning from Disney to Cartoon Network to Sony's just released animated feature film "Surf's Up" and more.

David is also an accomplished author whose books are a big hit among artists, students and fans with his latest publication, "The Art of Animal Character Design". Here he is after his lecture and presentation speaking to a group of students gathered around the head table as they take in all the great art in his portfolio and books, as well as development art from David's latest projects.

David gave an excellent presentation and offered valuable advice to our students. He's a model for success and enthusiastically shared his experiences in self publishing, promotion, breaking into the industry and growing within the studio environment.

To see some of David Colman's art and to learn more about his books, visit his website at You can also visit his blog at

We're expecting David to return to class for another visit sometime in the fall. Until then, everyone at the Academy extends a big thank you to Mr. Colman for a terrific session and the creative, educational experience he provided.

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