Saturday, October 28, 2006
Kris started with us as a youngster by enrolling in the Teen Program a few years ago. He currently attends our adult classes as part of the assistant instructor crew. He continues to challenge himself and kick it up a notch with each new work he creates. Kris is dedicated to his art, is very productive and seriously studies his craft. This is the result when backed up by an intuitive talent.
The new semester for adults will be starting Tuesday, November 7. Contact the school if you're interested in joining us.
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
In the composition above, Brandon does a good job of distorting human anatomical features to achieve something unusual and unique within his design. Combining organic and inorganic elements as well. The somewhat forced perspective he positions his subject in adds interest to the viewing experience.
Brandon will be graduating high school this coming spring. Looking forward to what the future holds for him creatively.
Friday, October 20, 2006
Ronan is enrolled in our Character Design I class. As he was working a basic rotation for a character concept he was developing, he interpreted the emphasis I was placing on structure as direction to establish the skeletal foundation of his character. The result was what you see below. Clicking on the picture will provide a better view.
Ronan did a great job at showing what could realistically be happening within the anatomy of a form based entirely upon fantasy. Like the skeletal framework he drew, the additional work he created for his assignment revealed a deeper dimension to Ronan's skills. It'll be interesting to see the unusual approaches he comes up with in his future projects.
Monday, October 16, 2006
Amy continues to make significant progress with her art. It's remarkable how quickly she's picked up on her fundamentals, making a real difference in the quality of her drawing. Students like Amy continue to build upon the legacy that The Animation Academy enjoys.
You can see more of Amy's work from her classes at the Academy by visiting her website. Click on the link below.
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Manny assists students prepare for their Character Design II curriculum. He's a versatile artist and has been featured before on the Academy's blog this past April 12.
Monday, October 09, 2006
Class lectures are always more effective when backed by a demonstration. The Animation Academy encourages creative productivity while class is in session, even from our instructors.
Friday, October 06, 2006
Chance was showing the proper use of blue pencil sketching in the Character Design I class. By establishing a composition in blue pencil first, it's much easier to extract forms once the final medium is utilized. In this case, graphite pencil. The character Chance sketched out here is a design of his own creation.
Monday, October 02, 2006
Viet is employed at a major toy company in Southern California. He enrolled at the Academy to further develop his commendable skills. Viet came up with this design of a ninja monkey and once he worked out the details, proceeded to prepare his design as a production model. Well drawn, balanced and very suitable for the animation medium. Another excellent example of the exceptional work created by the first rate students we have with us.