Wednesday, August 29, 2012

NEW CLASSES STARTING...

NEW CLASSES:

Another session of classes has or is about to conclude leaving new opportunities coming up shortly:

Animation Union/A.A.I.: Tuesdays - 7:00-10:00
COSTUMED GESTURE DRAWING (WITH CHARACTER)
•STARTING September 11th.



LAAFA: Wednesdays - 7:00-10:00
CHARACTER DESIGN CLASS
•STARTING October 17th.



3Kicks: Fridays - 7:30-10:30
GESTURE DRAWING WITH AN EMPHASIS ON STORYTELLING (FIGURE & COSTUME)
•STARTING October 8th.
(-coffee is most certainly provided-)


Best,  

            MAC


Friday, August 17, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Recent 3-Minute Marker Sketches

Recent Costumed Gesture Drawing (With Character) session talking about using two line weights and maker to complete your statement - 3 Minute Sketches.


MAC

Friday, August 10, 2012

Figuratively Speaking, with Style.

Here's a 3-Minute figurative quick sketch I did @ Disney while talking about being able to alter your style by choice AND by what medium you choose to use. This is very similar to what I was speaking about two post (but with the figure) - in the "Thursday Night Walt Disney Company Sketches" post.

MAC

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Working with Style & The Female Form Union/Disney Handout

I don't generally share too much of what I teach as it's either for the Studio's or for the classes I teach at the Animation Union/American Animation Institute) and I would like to give the students some one-of-a-kind instruction and first dibs on the ideas I teach.  But in honor of my Birthday yesterday...I thought I'd share as it's nice to give back and let everyone have something to play with (if interested). 











Best,

MAC

Friday, August 03, 2012

Thursday Night Walt Disney Company Sketches

• This is from last nights Thursday night drawing class I instruct @ The Walt Disney Company. • 
The 5-minute sketch above was done Pastel while talking about how to capture a more "Classical," Disneyesque story-sketch feeling to Costumed Gesture Drawing (with my typical personal extra push to focus on added Character and Personality to ones sketches).
(This sketch was actually done from a previous pose that I had the model take the pose again, so please excuse the minor changes in the posing - which I pushed farther to make it stronger!)
           
•  Pushing and "Plus-ing" is a must when doing Costumed Gesture Drawing with an emphasis on Character and Personality!) •
Here I was talking about using a more aggressive/story-driven sketch which focused on including the essential elements of the personality of the background and the world the character is acting in and "staging" it in a way that adds to the story of the pose and that beat!


Best,

MAC