What Is Storyboarding?

Storyboarding Defined The term storyboard is often used in the world of animation, but what does storyboarding mean? Storyboarding is the visual representation of a written story. As a storyboard artist you are creating the very first visual of a script. It is your responsibility to take written words and break down exactly what the […]

Introduction to Storyboarding

New Course!  Introduction to Storyboarding!  Coming Soon!   Instructor:  Shane Sowell Shane K. Sowell began his love of drawing at a young age.  He received his BFA from  Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, OH studying animation and illustration.  He then went on to UCLA’s Theater Film and Television school and received an […]

Sketching Without Reference

Tips and tools to creating images solely from memory Sketching without reference is one of the distinguishable traits that you as an artist can possess that will separate you, as a professional, from other amateurs. However, sketching without a reference and relying solely on memory can be incredibly difficult. So, how can one learn to […]

#MerMay Mermaid Drawing Tutorials

#MerMay Mermaid Drawing Tutorial 1 In Tutorial 1 of 4- animator, character desginer, and MerMay creator Tom Bancroft shows how he approaches drawing different styles of Mermaids and how to create a “flow” throughout the body poses. Go to MerMay.com for more #MerMay drawing event fun. #MerMay Mermaid Drawing Tutorial 2 In this video, by […]

Six Elements for Successful Portfolios by Tony Bancroft

The first step to landing the job of your dreams is to ensure that your portfolio is the best it can be. Tony Bancroft explains why the portfolio is so important and how to ensure yours stand out. With over 30 years in the animation industry, Tony Bancroft has been creatively involved in almost every […]

Artist Inspiration for Friday December 22

Your inspiration for Friday December 22. “A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.” Leonardo da Vinci. Today is a new day. A new canvas, a clean sheet of paper to which you can create. In is your choice to […]

Your inspiration for Thursday December 21

“Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.” ― C.S. Lewis It is the trueness […]

Your Artist Inspiration for Wednesday December 20

“Creativity takes courage. ” ― Henri Matisse Courage is not always the heroic act that makes the news, but in doing what is right and honorable and true in each of the small decisions in everyday life. The small decisions to be creative and true to one’s craft – to create the courageous work. On […]