For New Animators (FNA) is a series of animation tips & tricks for beginners and aspiring character animators. It covers general animation tips in Maya, student advice, tool tips, workflow, animation etc. and more!
Bobby interviews one of his artistic heroes: James Gurney. James is the artist and author best known for his illustrated book series Dinotopia. He specializes in painting realistic images of scenes that can’t be photographed, from dinosaurs to ancient civilizations. He is also a dedicated plein air (outdoor) painter and sketcher, believing that making studies directly from observation fuels his imagination.
When Darren Yeow created the Nomad Art Satchel a few years ago, he wanted to create a super-useful tool for artists with one aim in mind – to encourage creativity and help artists everywhere capture their ideas.
Now, after the huge success of this product on Kickstarter, he’s back with a brand new brand and a product which takes the design of the Nomad to an exciting new level for artists – the Etchr Lab Multi-purpose Satchel.
Before going professional, Kelsey Eng interned at numerous companies from studios to galleries. Even as a professional, Kelsey is still constantly looking for more knowledge. Inspired by her art on social media, Bobby has invited artist Kelsey Eng on the Schoolism interviews today. To his pleasant surprise, Kelsey shares some really wonderful insights about the industry, how to get started and her plans for the future. Follow Kelsey Eng on Instagram www.instagram.com/kelseyeng32
Benjamin Hardman is an Australian photographer residing in Iceland. He works to blend digital media with fixed aesthetic principles through textural contrasts and natural obscurities within the landscape. Channeling between portrayals of stark wilderness and refined conceptual pieces, his work encapsulates the seasonal change that grips Iceland throughout the year.
Want to know how to become a children’s book illustrator? In this interview, John Martin, the artist behind Sci-fi Junior High, talks about his creative career and working with James Patterson.
He walks us through the process of creating a successful children’s book and what it really looks like behind the scenes as a children’s book illustrator.
John Nevarez approaches his art and his relationships the same way. Whether he encounters a new, blank page or a new person, John sees the opportunity to freely explore new and inspiring ideas.
The whimsical energy in his sketches combined with his delightful personality has made him one of the most reputable professionals in the animation industry.
His stellar career spans from storyboard revisionist to visual development artist, with stops along the way at every major animation studio, including Disney, Sony, Illumination, and Pixar.
FEEDBACK HURTS: A joyful presentation on the stress, terror, and frustration of being creative!
Do you hate it when someone is more talented than you? Do you start tons of projects and not finish them? Do you get frustrated by criticism? Well you are in luck… that's what being creative is! Join Tomas Jech (of Pixar, Bungie, Blizzard, and Riot Games) and Jacob Gardner (of Dreamworks, and iAnimate) as they dish out advice on self loathing, insecurity, failure, and feedback. Being creative is really ******* hard… I mean, great!
In our second interview with the legendary animator Glen Keane, the Bancroft’s reveal a side of Glen you haven’t heard of before. What drives Glen to create the passionate characters and performances that have made Ariel, The Beast, Aladdin, Tarzan, and Pocahontas so memorable? The answer may surprise you. Listen to the interview here.
My guest for episode six is Blue Sky Studios Supervising Animator, Melvin Tan. Melvin is a highly talented and well respected animator at Blue Sky. He has incredible work ethic and a no nonsense attitude that allowed him to climb to the top of the animation department at Blue Sky Studios. In this episode, Melvin talks about moving to the U.S from Singapore to pursue his dream, struggling as a Junior Animator, his love of Manga, and much more. Please enjoy my interview with Melvin Tan!
Listen to Pixar story artist extraordinaire Michael Daley talk in depth about the ins and outs of being a story artist, and his journey from Blue Sky to Paramount to Pixar. This interview with Mike is chock-full of great tips and lessons for artists of all stripes!