Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

"The Epic and the Exotic" at Pepperdine University

19th-century Academic Realism from

the Dahesh Museum of Art

January 14–April 1, 2012

This exhibition is drawn from the holdings of the Dahesh Museum of Art, the only institution in the United States dedicated exclusively to 19th-century European academic art, and includes works by such luminary talents as William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Jules Breton, Jean-Léon Gérôme, and Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, among other masters.

For more info, visit the website at http://arts.pepperdine.edu/museum/dahesh-collection.htm

Friday, February 17, 2012

Character Design for Digital FX with Christian Alzmann~!!

Date - Feb 25th, 2012
Time - 2 ~ 7PM
Tuition - $120

This Saturday, Christian Alzmann will be demoing his design work flow for creating digital characters and creatures in life action films. A mix of techniques such as traditional thumbnail sketching, 3D modeling with Sculptris, Lighting in Modo, and finishing off the painting in Photoshop will be demonstrated in the workshop.

This is a great event for any character and creature designers who want to get into film character design. Or for anyone that is a huge fan of ILM and how they create their digital magic.

Sign up soon as the spaces are limited. Hope to see you there~!!


*** Update - Here are some photos and demo images from Christian's workshop. Enjoy~!! ***

3D modeling with Sculptris:
Material rendering in Modo:
Hair and final painting in Photoshop:
After workshop dinner at Din Tai Fung :)Thanks for the great workshop Chris~!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

"Master of the American West" at the Autry Museum

Exhibition - February 4 to March 18, 2012
Where - The Autry Museum

February is turning out to be a great month for art lovers.

The Autry Museum is having their annual "Master of the American West" show this month. Make sure to stop by to see the beautiful paintings by Mian Situ, Morgan Wiesling, Howard Terpening, Bill Anton, Clyde Aspevig, Matt Smith, Tim Solliday and many more.

If you love paintings, make sure to check it out :)

Friday, February 3, 2012

"Syd Mead Progression" Exhibit at Forest Lawn Glendale

Date - Jan. 27 ~ Apr. 15, 2012
Location - Forest Lawn Glendale Museum

Syd Mead, the godfather of concept design is having a retrospective show at Forest Lawn Memorial Park/Museum. Go see the inspiring designs and be inspired by his amazing body of work.

Richard Bunkall Art Exhibit in Pasadena

Location - Pasadena Museum of California Art
Date - Jan. 21st ~ April 22nd, 2012

A must see show if you are near the Pasadena area.

Richard Bunkall is one of the key painting instructors at Art Center College of Design in the 80s' ~ 90's and have left a strong influence on everyone who have been lucky enough to study with him. His large scale paintings are beautiful to see and have an amazing texture and impact. Make sure to check it out and enjoy the show :)