Tuesday, June 26, 2012

6/26/12 - Larry Hama Sequential Art Seminar July 1st Louisville KY

Larry Hama is the 20011/2012 Artist in Residence at
the Asian/Pacific/American Institute of NYU

Larry Hama Seminar in Louisville Revisits Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art Lecture from 2011

Louisville KY June 26, 2012- Noted comics writer, artist and editor Larry Hama will be presenting at Kentucky School of Art, Spalding University campus this coming Sunday, July 1st.

The lecture will cover the same material Mr Hama presented at NYC's MoCCA Museum. Mr Hama has worked in the comics industry for over thirty years and has lectured widely in higher education - including a week long series of talks on storytelling for the Moscow School of Film. This lecture should appeal to comic fans, artists and writers, cartoonists, animators and film students.

This seminar will explore the process of getting the narrative onto the page clearly in a self-evident sequence of pictures. Main visual points of reference will be “Wally Wood’s 22 Panels” and GI Joe: A Real American Hero #21, “Silent Interlude.” There will be a frame-by-frame deconstruction and analysis of “Silent Interlude,” an exploration of techniques, and a Q & A.
  • 9:30-10am - late registration and check in
  • 10 - noon - 1st half of presentation
  • 12-1pm - lunch break (delivery or brown bag - can eat inside or outside in pavilion)
  • 1-2:30 - 2nd half of presentation
  • 2:30-3pm - Q&A
Seminar cost: $20 or $15 for Derby City Comic Con guests with proof of attendance. $10 for KSA students or Faculty. Cash only at door. Credit card use only for advance registration - email for assistance.
Lunch: Please sign up for a lunch delivery at registration or bring a lunch. We can eat inside or outside the library at one the picnic pavilions. We will only have one hour so we advise you plan to stay on campus for lunch.
Location: Library Lecture Lounge, Spalding University Kentucky School of Art • 845 South.Third Street, Louisville, KY 40203,  phone( 502).618.4600.
Contact: J. Gilpin, Coordinator, Lexington KY Comic Creators Group. email: lexkyccg@gmail.com, phone: (859) 276-5528, web: http://lexkyccg.blogspot.com.

Facebook event link: http://www.facebook.com/events/337440002977753/ 

This event would not be possible without the kind help of Kentucky School of Art (thanks Skylar, Kasey and Kelly!), Derby City Comic Con (thanks to Eric), Louisville Cartoonist Society (Ted, Rene and Phil -mucho gracias) and of course, the main man: Larry Hama!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

6/21/12 - Brave Themed Life Drawing in Morning - Movie Tavern in Evening

Disney's "Brave" Themed Life Drawing (wth model)'BRAVE' THEMED LIFE DRAWING

Saturday June 23rd, 2012
9a - 12p UK Reynold Building Room 202B.

Disney's "Brave" (Scottish Animated Epic) Themed Life Drawing session - $5 for artists.

Will have at least one model in costume from movie (Medira - young red haired lead character). Get warmed up the Movie Tavern Event (Drink and Draw) later that night. Contact Ccg Coordinator at lexkyccg@gmail.com or call 276-5528 for more info! :-)

Artists can work in pencil, pen, ink, watercolor or even oils. Pose lengths will be 1 min, 5min, 10 min, 20 min, and maybe one or two longer poses as time, energy and heat allow :-)

Looking for extra models - artists come in costume and draw for free! (email to confirm)!

Friends who can volunteer time as models, hlelpers or bring props are encouraged to do so! Email for more info about what we need....

This should be a lot of fun and really helpful for creating art/illustration based on fantasy characters but having some real world reference!

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Thursday, June 07, 2012

6/7/12 - Sculpting Resources

Sculpting is an art and science of it's own. But the sculpture can be used as reference for comic artists and illustrators (often used by James Gurney for paleo art). Maquettes have been produced for years as a sort of 3-D model sheet for animators. Locally we have Sam Greenwell who produces sculptures for both toy makers and finished pieces for comic companies.

With WonderFest (see earlier post) still on my mind I would like to post a few links for those interested in learning more and seeing how some contemporary sculptors work:

Tony Cipriano - http://characterdesignnotes.blogspot.com/2012/03/sculping-maquette-with-tony-cipriano.html
John Brown -  http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/store/category/99/
David Silva - http://creative-beast.com/