Feel like learning something new?
The grad students at Norris Hall are going to be giving Friday workshops focusing on various useful techniques and tips such as designing panel layouts, how to use Manga Studio, design guns, and more.
Here is the schedule of workshops so you can keep track of which one(s) you want to go to and when!
Friday January 31st
Jeremy Lawson – 01:00 pm Room 101
Page Layouts – How to do Proper Layouts: DESIGNING THE PAGE: USING DYNAMIC LAYOUTS (Effectively!)
We’ll talk about how to lay out comic pages with an emphasis on building dynamic shots that push the reader throughout the page and how to use bleeds effectively.
Pan Wen – 02:00 pm Room 204
GUN DESIGN: Designing your arsenal: Drawing guns from thumbnails to finished renders.
Friday February 7th
Moses Nester – 03:00 pm Room 204
DIGITAL PERSPECTIVE USING PHOTOSHOP, MANGA STUDIO, AND SKETCHUP: “Learn quick and easy digital techniques for creating perspective grids, drawing circles in perspective, and constructing accurate interior and exterior shots from any camera angle using Photoshop, Manga Studio, and Google SketchUp.”
Fei Xu – 04:00 pm Room 204
Manga Studio workshop
Friday February 14th
Angael Davis – 01:00 pm Room 204
Photoshop Animatics workshop
Won Young Kim – 02:00 pm Room 204
Animatic/Movie Setup with Adobe Premier
Friday February 21st
Andrew Pungot – 12:30 pm Room 204
HOW TO DO CARICATURES AND COLOR THEM: Need help with varying faces or pushing your character designs? Then come to Andrew Pungot’s workshop, where he’ll show you how to draw caricatures and color them digitally.
Sofi Alexander – 02:00 pm Room 101
Using Copics markers for coloring and Commissions
Friday February 28th
Athena Currier – 01:00 pm Room 101
Adam Del Re – 02:00 pm Room 101
MAKING MINIS: Do you have tons of pretty sketches, but they’re all in a butt-ugly sketchbook? Or comic pages that just float around without a proper cover to call home? Then you NEED to come to Adam and Athena’s Mini-Comics Crafternoon!! At 1, Athena will show you how to take your favorite old books, recycled covers, or whatever you like, to make into your very own sketchbooks, that reflect just how pretty the art inside is! Then at 2, Adam will show you two different way to take all your pretty art and make a mini-comic out of it with a z-stitch, getting it ready to show to editors and sell at conventions. With the Mini-Comics mingle just around the corner, and Editor’s day soon to follow, you can’t afford to miss these exciting workshops!!
Friday March 7th
Dane Farrow-Cypel – 01:00 pm Room 101
THE BUSINESS SIDE OF COMICS: Contracts and other important information.
Michael Wiggam – 02:00 pm Room 204
COLORING BASICS / COLOR PSYCHOLOGY / MATCHING COLOR STYLE TO LINE ART: Making a Splash: A Comic Book Coloring Workshop Michael E. Wiggam, colorist of Star Wars: Clone Wars (Dark Horse), Raymond E. Feist’s Magician Master: Enter the Great One (Marvel), Voltron Force (Viz), Amber Atoms (Image), and more, will give a talk on comic book coloring. Topics will include flatting, the use of appropriate styles to match line-work, color psychology, and palettes.
Make sure to mark these in your calendars so you don’t miss out on some awesome information handed down from the grads!