with Daniel Arriaga
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Jan. 10, 2015
In this workshop, Daniel will teach you how to make compelling and believable original character designs to be used in a cast for animated film. Topics covered will include gesture, caricature, staging and expressive drawings.
This workshop is ideal for intermediate students.Workshop Details
- Character design basics
- Gesture and mood of characters
- Action Lines
- Exaggeration in character design
- Character moments
- Expression drawings
- Art of Caricature
- Finishing touches
- Tips and tools to help aid design process
- Final bits of advice
- Monsters University
- Wreck-It Ralph
- Toy Story 3
LIGHTING FOR STORY
with Sam Nielson
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Jan. 10, 2015
Expressive and beautiful lighting is something that everybody appreciates, even if they don’t understand why they like it. However, we as artists need to know exactly what makes some lighting more appealing than others in order to ensure that our art has the best impact on our audience, whether dealing with value in a drawing, or color in a painting. However, learning good lighting is extremely difficult. This is because light -- and how it interacts with matter and our perception -- is a massive and deep subject. Creating amazing lighting requires a thoughtful convergence of good design and good technique. This workshop is designed to help you take advantage of the expressive potential in your paintings by applying better lighting.
In this workshop, veteran concept artist and illustrator Sam Nielson will present methods of painting light using principles of value and color. He’ll demonstrate how to use these methods of lighting to clearly express ideas and tell stories that will resonate with any audience.Workshop Details
What makes good lighting good?
The anatomy of light and surface
What causes "muddy" color?
Value and color composition
Expression in lighting
Demonstration showing how to apply lighting methods in Photoshop
- "The Hobbit" (videogame)
- "Toy Story 3" (videogame)
- "Disney Infinity"
- "Bolt" (videogame)
with Bobby Chiu
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Jan. 11, 2015
In this workshop, Bobby Chiu will teach you how to better visualize through imagination and create and paint life-like fictional creatures. Bobby will also discuss what directors look for in concept artists, offer you his tips for successful career-building, levelling up your own style, and what makes art viral.
This workshop is ideal for artists of all levels.Workshop Details
What makes a good idea?
Building function-based structure
Posing, lighting, texture
Creature design demo
- Warner Bros
- Sony Imageworks
- Sony Animation
- Blue Sky
with Nathan Fowkes
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Jan. 11, 2015,
This workshop is ideal for anyone who has ever wanted to create extraordinary places. In this powerful presentation, master entertainment artist, Nathan Fowkes, will give you the insight and knowledge to become a valuable member of any entertainment design team. He will guide you on a serious and in-depth exploration of designing space, landscape, and architecture as well as composing presentation art to best convey the mood, story, and history of each location.
Nathan will then demonstrate the entire process of developing an idea by taking it through the stages of thumbnail comp, tonal rough, color rough, and final color. You will learn how the production pipeline works at an entertainment design studio, and what your role as part of the art department will be in the overall design and development process.Workshop Details
- What I do
- Brief bio and credits
- Environments: from concept to a polished finish
- Creating compelling presentation art
Building Your Concept Art Portfolio
- The Legend of Puss in Boots
- How to Train Your Dragon
- Shrek Forever After
- Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
- The Road to El Dorado
- The Prince of Egypt
Four Seasons Hotel Arbutus Room
791 W. Georgia St.,
Vancouver, BC V6C 2T4
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Are there any group discounts available?
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Can I purchase my ticket at the door?
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If I purchased a ticket but can no longer attend, can I get a refund?
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Getting to the Workshop
Will there be discounted hotel rooms available for out-of-town attendees?
Discounted hotel accommodations may be available on a workshop by workshop basis. If we have a hotel partner for a particular event, it will be listed on that event's individual webpage.
Will the instructor have a meet-and-greet session after the workshop?
Unfortunately, no. Unless otherwise stated, the instructors will not have meet-and-greet sessions after the workshops. If you'd like to meet and greet the instructors, we recommend that you arrive at the venue early and speak to them at that time.
At the Workshop
Will I need to show identification to get into the workshop?
Yes, we will need to match your photo ID with the name on your e-ticket printout. If the names do not match, you may not be granted entry so please make sure that you bring your identification and that the name matches that on your ticket.
Will I be able to record parts of the workshop to review later?
Unfortunately, no unauthorized recording of any type, in whole or in part, will be permitted in the workshops. These workshops consist of the intellectual properties of the instructors, so we must do our utmost to protect them.
Will there be a question and answer period after the workshop?
Absolutely! Every workshop will end with a 15- to 30-minute session in which the instructor will field questions from the attendees.
Do I need to bring a notebook, pens, sketchpad, etc. to the workshop?
Yes, please bring something to write on and write with. You will be taking a lot of notes and maybe doing some other exercises, depending on the workshop.
Will there be intermissions during the workshop?
Yes, there will be breaks during the workshop. The number of breaks and their length will vary depending on the workshop.