Wednesday, May 30, 2012

CDW Melbourne 2012 highlight video~!!

Early this year, James Paick and I was invited to teach in Melbourne for the CDW workshop.

They have just released the video containing some highlights from the event, make sure to check it out :)

If you are near Australia, make sure to look up their next event in Sydney as it has a great line up with
Kekai Kotaki, Ben Mauro, John Park, Gerhard Mozsi and Robin Eley:

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Advanced Vis Com with Darren Quach~!!

There are 1 spot remaining for the Advanced Vis Com class with Darren Quach. This is an continuing class after Vis Com 1 and helps students to apply their skills further and gain design mileage through clear line drawing and photoshop shading to create idea variations.

Since this is an advanced course, portfolio review is required for all entrance.

Sign up soon as this class is great for anyone who have taken Vis Com 1 and wish to continue their learning :)

Bellow are some samples of Darren's recent production art & in class demos. To see more of Darren's work you can also visit his new website at:


Resistance 3

Ratchet & Clank
Teaching Demos:

Sunday, May 20, 2012

"Creature Design" with Jerad Marantz~!!

Time - Saturday, 9:30~12:30AM
Tuition - $550
This is a great class focus on designing both creatures and characters for game and live action film productions. Topics such as thumbnail design, anatomy, digital work flow techniques will be covered by the many in class live demonstrations. Currently there is no spot remaining. Thanks for your interest~!!
Bellow are some of Jerad's recent designs from the movie, "Wrath of the Titans" & other projects. Enjoy~!! 


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

"Animal Anatomy" with Jonathan Kuo~!!

 Hi Everyone,

There are currently a few spots remaining for "Animal Anatomy" with Jonathan Kuo (Spring 2015 term - Tuition $600 for 10 weeks).
It is a great class for both beginning and intermediate artist alike, who is interested in learning how to draw & understand various animals' design & structure. This is a very important class for any character and creature designers as it will sets a level of understanding and believability needed for invented design work.

Bellow are some samples from Jonathan's in class demonstrations. Enjoy your viewing and thanks for your time~!! :)

Here are some demo samples of the creature invention assignment at the end of the class:

Saturday, May 5, 2012

"Intro to Vehicle Design" with Vaughan Ling~!!

 This class will focus on the sketching and design method/techniques of a vehicle designer. Great class for both character or environment artists, who wish to expend their skill set.

Spaces are limited, so sign up soon while it is still available :)

Here are some more samples of Vaughan's Demos & Vehicle designs. Enjoy~!!


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

CDA Summer 2012 enrollment starts now~!!

Hi Everyone,

It is May 2nd and the Summer 2012 brochure is officially released today and ready for enrollment~!!

Please read through our enrollment instructions and school policy before you reserve your classes:

For high res file, you can download the PDF file here:

All sign-up are accepted by e-mail only and on a first come first serve basis.

Due to the volume of enrollment e-mails, please allow us 1~2 days to process your reservation request.

Thanks for your interest and see you next semester~!!

Kevin Chen