Saturday, August 14, 2010

Concept Design Academy

Was recently invited by good friend, colleague and ZBrush teacher Bryan Wynia to speak in his ZBrush class at the Concept Design Academy in Pasadena and do a presentation on designing statues. Bryan and I are collaborating on many ZBrush collectible statues together so this was a great opportunity to share my approach on both traditional and now digital sculpting. This is a great school showcasing teachers from all over the industry. Check out the class schedule above. They have a great setting and artist friendly facilities. I highly recommend attending this school and taking advantage of all they've got to offer. I got a chance to meet a group of very talented students and we discussed principles that I use in drawing and animation, like silhouette, gesture, rhythm, overlap, follow through, dynamic posing and most importantly story telling. They were in the process of building their own version of Smaug, so Bryan had me come up with a few designs during the presentation. Thanks for the invite Bryan, really fun!







4 Comments:

Blogger Michael Dooney said...

I've always loved to see your concept sketches and your comment, "We discussed principles that I use in drawing and animation, like silhouette, gesture, rhythm, overlap, follow through, dynamic posing and most importantly story telling." made me wish that you would do a breakdown of your ideas as blog posts for all of us to hear...another thing to put on your "to-do" list, sorry ;)

8/16/2010 7:03 AM  
Blogger Raul Chavez said...

Hey, Ruben I was one of the lucky ones to attend this lecture.
I really enjoyed your talk and of course your demos. Your sketches really inspired me so much so that I re-started my dragon zbrush assignment. How about you do a workshop or a class of some-kind (at CDA) you've got TONS of things you could probably teach either on sculpting or animation stuff. Anyway really glad that Bryan invited you to class it was real treat.

8/27/2010 6:47 PM  
Blogger Peter Oedekoven said...

These dragon doodles are great 1

8/31/2010 2:55 AM  
Blogger Ruben Procopio said...

Thanks Gentlemen! Hey Michael, great idea, thanks... on the list. Raul! Wow, thanks for the kind words, glad you liked the class...hope you the Dragon turned out great. And thanks for the suggestion to do a workshop, okay on the to do list also. Thanks Peter! Best,R.

9/05/2010 4:15 PM  

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