Ben Hutchings* and I will be teaching cartooning at Squishface Studio in Brunswick during term 4. You can book via www.trybooking.com/DOTS
WHAT: Drawing skills, character design and comic creation for 8 years and up.
Tutors Sarah Howell and Ben Hutchings will guide students to develop their own cartooning style.
8 x 1.5 hour sessions
4.30pm – 6pm, 17 [...]
The last few weeks I have been focusing on perspective and foreshortening with my classes, here are some Alex Ross inspired foreshortening exercises we did.
I will be teaching a short course introducing students to the process of creating a graphic novel at the Centre for Adult Education in Melbourne.
6 -9pm 6th, 13th, 2oth, and 27th November.
More info here: www.cae.edu.au
Last week I ran my first class at Laneway Learning, “Make a Mini-Comic”.
It was a sellout class!
I highly recommend checking out the Laneway Learning program
Ben Hutchings and I will be giving a masterclass in comics creation this Wednesday, 17th April at NMIT as part of the Nexus Festival.
More details here: http://www.nmit.edu.au/courseblog/blog/2013/04/10/nexus-festival-explores-creative-arts-and-visual-culture/
Really enjoyed doing the old school drip nib style rendering for this, even though I was actually doing it with an artline.
Kicked things off with some Bruce Timm influenced Batman. Some of the girls didn’t want to draw Batman though, so we did have a ninja, a dancing girl and a dragon man in the same pose.
Another exercise I created for the class I teach.
It felt awkward to me to ink this with an artline marker pen, I really wanted to use a brush, but my younger students don’t have the dexterity to use brush for this kind of work yet.
This exercise I prepared yesterday was a fair bit of work, but I’m happy with both how my drawing turned out and how well the students responded to it.
School Holidays have become a busy time for me with teaching comics. The image above (inspired by CLAMP’s artwork for xxxHolic) is a drawing I did for my manga class at Box Hill today.
I’ll also be teaching classes on the following dates:
5th and 6th July, Cowwarr Art Centre, Gippsland
Monday 9th July, Box Hill Community Art [...]