Friday, October 30, 2015

Glenn Vilppu's Second Tokyo Masterclass November 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th 2015

"A figure is not done well unless action appears it in it that expresses a state of mind." 
-  Leonardo DiVinci 

"If you don't have the gesture and the action, you literally don't have anything." 
 - Glenn Vilppu

World renown Disney, Dreamworks and UCLA drawing instructor Glenn Vilppu  is returning to Tokyo again for his second drawing masterclass with Master Drawing Japan.  It will be a four day drawing seminar on November 7th, 8th and 14th and 15th.

One of the most coveted drawing instructors in the animation and production art industry, Vilppu has taught the art of figure drawing for over 40 years in workshops around the world teaching principles and techniques professionals in the animation industry such as Disney, Dreamworks and Warner Bros.  

Vilppu will help participants master techniques of drawing the human figure in the first session and teach a special class on the human head in the second session..   He will give direct receive instruction and feedback to each participant.

Vilppu's mantra has been to teach "No rules, just tools" to enable artists to use them in any direction he or she wishes.  

The event will be held at Suidobata Fine Arts Academy in Ikebukuro.  

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Greg Broadmore's Monster of a Masterclass in Japan

It was really an honor organize our first masterclass with Greg Broadmore from Weta Workshop yesterday at Akiba Hall.  180 artists, students and professional came in attendance.  

Greg for four hours discussed about his work journey in concept art which led him to Weta Workshop, the amazing projects he has worked on - some of which has never been seen by the public before----- and what he has planned for the future with Magic Leap.  An additional bonus, Greg  created an on-the-spot digital painting of an outer world monster for the audience. 

Japan is on the cusp of changing it's approach towards concept art.  Due to the changing landscapes of our world culture, Japan is moving towards a more "western" approach towards art education for production art and animation.

Big changes are coming.

It was an amazing and informative show and most of all it was fun.

Big thanks Greg!