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Group A: Brooklyn Walker Online Mentorship
Begin storytelling with character designer, Brooklyn Walker in her Group A Tuesday Class. Move into Advanced skill building in areas such as shape language, proportions, squash and stretch, and gesture in this five Month Session beginning January 2024.
You'll explore abstract concepts such as stylization, appeal, and designing complex characters. Additionally, you'll tackle career-specific topics such as creating an industry-ready portfolio, presenting your work, and conducting research for assignments. Let Brooklyn guide you in transforming your work and preparing you for the industry. Let's take your art to the next level!
Participate in weekly live classes hosted via zoom. Classes will demonstrate how to apply art principles through real industry-based demos and assignments. You'll gain practical experience and develop skills that directly meet industry requirements and incorporate these principles into your work through group critiques.
This program will tackle career-specific topics such as creating an industry-ready portfolio, presenting your work, and conducting research for assignments.
Receive personalized instruction and feedback as Brooklyn targets and strengthens your weaknesses.
Brooklyn will identify where you are at in your artistic journey and identify your strengths and weaknesses. Get insight on how you can communicate a clear story with room to self-critique and solve problems independently .
Submit your portfolio today and start on the right path to success!
Follow in Brooklyn's footsteps and pave your own path to success! Get ready to move away from the fundamentals and delve deeper into each area of focus through weekly live lectures, demos, assignments, and group critiques. With a curriculum tailored to meet real industry needs, she has honed her undergraduate study experience to offer you a result-driven mentorship experience.
Format: 2 hours weekly live group sessions/critiques + past recordings
Availability: Group A Class Tuesdays 5:30 -7:30 PM PST/6:30-8:30 PM MST
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Tuition: $350 per month until cancel with 2 weeks notice. Limited seats.
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Advanced focuses on stylization and appeal, discussing the difference between drawing and designing and exploring caricature. Covers history, capturing first impressions of characters, and boiling down designs to symbols. Teaches stylized character design for faces, bodies, and animals. Emphasizes design synthesis, anatomy, and drawing folds in fabric. Discusses creating designs that appeal to specific audiences and respecting audience preferences.
Professional involves assignment research to achieve believability and authenticity in character design. Teaches production-specific work, including Bluesky exploration, model sheets, and background characters. Covers presenting work effectively, considering quality over quantity and maintaining professionalism. Provides guidance on preparing to enter the industry, creating a character design portfolio, job application strategies, networking etiquette, and establishing a social media presence.
ProcessResearch, Iteration/Exploration, Decision Phases
Draftsmanship and Observation
Drawing from Life, Foundational Skills, Symbols, Pencil Mileage
Essential Visual Language
Shape Theory, Clustering, Silhouette,
Proportions, Squash and Stretch,
Straights Against Curves,
Angles, Tapering, Contrast, Construction, Anatomy,
Storytelling, Drawing the Feeling,
Gesture Drawing vs Figure Drawing
Comparison, Failure, Identity, Work-life Balance, Hand Care
Psychological Impact, Archetypes, Gesture
Caricature, Capturing the First Impression, Getting the Shapes Right, Boiling Down to a Symbol, Face, Body, Animals, Pushing your Design to Make a Statement, Discussion on Stylization and Appeal,
Design Synthesis/Harmony, Anatomy, Folds, Discussion on Clichés
Areas of Interest vs Areas of Rest, Variation vs Repetition of Line/Shape/Motifs, Asymmetry/Contrapposto
Appeal to audience
Understanding and Respecting Audience
Designing complex, Dimensional Characters
Gathering Data, Style References, Film Personality,
Comps, Time Period, Location,
Costuming, Hair, Makeup, Music/Food/Culture/History,
Pulling from Life/People you Know, Presenting/Pitching your Research, Gesture Studies/Thumbnails
Bluesky Exploration, Model Sheets, Poses, Turns, Expressions,
Hands, Hair, Teeth, Background characters
Presenting Your Work
Creating a Character Design Portfolio, Applying for Jobs, Preparing for Interviews