Tuesday, September 27, 2011

"LASCAPES" - Vol. 1

Our good friend and CDA student, Jason Elvrom just released his new book "LASCAPES - Vol. 1".

It's a wonderful book showing beautiful paintings of locations in LA that we often don't get a chance to slow down and appreciate the charm. A great coffee table book for landscape lovers and for budding landscape artists looking for fun places to explore.

For sale now on the Blurb website. Check it out~!! :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

"Story Development for Animation" with Rad Sechrist

Click on the image bellow to check out Rad's story sequence from the movie, "Megamind":
To view some more of Rad's storyboard samples, you can check out his hilarious short story his did for his friend, "Francesco goes to Hollywood~!!":
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
You can also find some great story structure notes on his "Rad's How To" blog:
Basic Story Structure Notes

Enjoy your visit~!!

"Zbrush Character Creation" with Josh Herman - Full

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Landscape Painting Workshop with Bill Perkins at 3 Kicks Studio~!!

Date - Sept. 24 & 25, 2011
Price - $280 + $10 registration fee

Contact 3 Kicks Studio at 3kicksfineartstudio@gmail.com or call 626-466-5043 to enroll.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

CDA at CDW Australia workshop 2011~!!

Earlier this year, Carlo and I was invited as the guest lecturers for the CDW Australia workshop in Adelaide.

It was a great experience meeting all the friendly people and shared some really fun times with the local artists.

Above is the highlights from the event. In Jan. 2012, both James Paick and I will be heading to Melbourne to do a second workshop.

Make sure to stay tuned and hopefully you will be able to join us next year :)

Enjoy the video~!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

"Animal Anatomy" with Jonathan Kuo

This is a great foundation class for anyone interested in character design and creature design.

It is also a great alternative class to anyone on the waiting list for Analytical Figure Drawing and Vis Com 1 as it breaks down form and gesture in the same manor and technique.

Sign up soon as space is limited~!!

PS - Bellow are some of the in class demo sketches to help give you an good idea about the class:

Saturday, September 3, 2011

SP09 Advanced Vis Com Student Works

Hi Everyone,

Great news~!! Andy Chung is coming back to teach Adv. Vis Com for the Fall 2011 term~!!

I thought the best way to introduce his class is by showing the student's finals from the last class he taught in Spring 2009 semester.

It was a really great term with hard work from everyone. Andy is an amazing teacher who gives great feedback from his years of experience. We are very lucky to have him back.

Sign up soon as the class size is very limited to 10 spots (Portfolio review required. Submission deadline on 9/12)~!!

*** Andy teaches only once every few years, so take advantage of it as he will be gone next semester~!! ***

(Click on student names to view more of their current works on their websites)

Lim Hur:
Stephanie Liaw:
Darren Quach:
Mark Taihei:
Mio Del Rosario:
David Kang:
Caleb Gresham:
Ben Mauro:

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Fall 2011 Enrollment Status (updated on 11/16/11 9:00PM)

(*** Click on class title for art & class descriptions ***)


- none -

Adv. Vis Com with Andy Chung - Full
Analytical Figure Drawing with Kevin Chen (Fri) - Full
Analytical Figure Drawing with Kevin Chen (Sun) - Full
Animal Anatomy with Jonathan Kuo - Locked
Character Design 2 with C. Arellano - Full
Cinematic Storyboard with Jay Oliva - Full
Color and Lighting with Bill Perkins - Full
Creature Design with Jerad Marantz - Full
Environment Design with James Paick - Full
Figure Invention for Animation with Radford Sechrist - Full
Head & Figure Drawing with Kevin Chen - Full
Intro to Character Design with David Colman - Full
Intro to Digital Painting with Jason Scheier - Full
Landscape Painting with Leighton Hickman - Locked
Sketching for Environment with R. St Pierre & M. Yamada - Full
Story Dev for Animation with Radford Sechrist - Full
Vehicles & Props with Brian Yam - Full
Vis Com 1: Dynamic Sketching with Peter Han - Full
Zbrush Character Creation with Josh Herman - Full

Gouache Landscape Painting with Mike Hernandez - Full
Fantasy Illustration with Kekai Kotaki - Full
Digital Painting with Robh Ruppel - Full

(*** For all FULL classes or workshops, there is a waiting list available. Sign up if you wish to be notified when there are any last minute openings from cancellations. Thanks. ***)

CDA Fall 2011 enrollment starts now~!!

Hi Everyone,

The Fall schedule have just been updated on the CDA website and the enrollment have officially been started on Sept 2nd at 12AM. We have some great classes and workshops coming up next term and hope to see you guys soon in a month.