This month, veteran Disney animator, illustrator and co-director of Dinsey's Brother Bear did a teaching tour on animal drawing, creature design and animation in Tokyo with Master Drawing Japan.
Aaron Blaise was invited to spend a huge portion of the month of June to visit, tour and teach his invaluable skills in illustration and animation to very eager students.
The tour was scheduled for two lecture style classes and intimate class setting classes on animation and animal / creature drawing . However a free to the public, surprise open drawing day was held at Tama Zoo.
Aaron was all smiles during this Tokyo adventure and left even bigger smiles on the people who has the once in a lifetime privilege to spend a day with this great artist!
Please check Aaron Blaise's and Master Drawing Japan's Facebook pages for more details!
December 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th of 2016, Master Drawing Japan (MDJ) held its 5th production drawing seminar and its 3rd successful seminar with veteran drawing instructor to the animation industry, Glenn Vilppu.
Like previous seminars, the event focused on figure drawing, but this year with an emphasis on composition.
Glenn cited examples such as de Cortona, Rubens and other great masters as well as playing against opposites and using compositional tools to direct the audiences eye.
Glenn Vilppu is a world renown drawing instructor who has been working in the animation industry for decades, notably the Walt Disney Animation Studio and Dreamworks. His teachings are often referred to in the Walt Stanchfield books edited by Don Hahn, "Drawn to Life Volumes One and Two."
Glenn teaches internationally and gives lectures at UCLA and the Animation Guild. Glenn will be returning again Japan again later this year as a featured instructor with MDJ.