Designing Fantasy Creatures

Designing Fantasy Creatures

$50.00
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# 4.00 hours

3 - 30 participants

4.00 hours online

3 - 30 participants

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Jax has over 12 years of experience in design and storytelling for the Entertainment Industry as a Concept Artist & Art Director on film, games, VR/AR, TV & IP creation projects. Clients include Apple, MachineZone, Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment, SyFy Channel, Digital Domain, Super Evil Megacorp, Hi-Rez Studios, Kabam, Adobe, and Psyop. Jax also teaches at Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Her work is inspired by her love of fantastic worlds and animals, both real and imagined, as she grew up on a healthy diet of Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manuals, The Last Unicorn, Jurassic Park, Dragonheart, The Secret of Nimh, Dinotopia, and Gargoyles. Come learn how to draw and design characters and creatures from your imagination to screen! jaxjocson[at]gmail.com JAXJocson.com

Dragons, Gryphons, Minotaurs~ oh my! Learn to draw fantasy creatures from brainstorming phase to sketching to a final concept. 

This course focuses on giving you a solid workflow to approaching monster-making, and is great for anyone passionate about creature design at any level- hobbyist, beginner+. 

Demos will focus on using digital materials and execution. Students are welcome to use digital or traditional materials. 

Difficulty Level: Hobbyist / Beginner ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

Digital Drawing Materials: 
✦ Drawing program such as Photoshop, Art Studio Pro, Procreate, etc
✦ Digital Drawing equipment such as Cintiq, Intuos, Bamboo, iPad + Apple Pencil, etc

Suggested Traditional Drawing Materials: 
✦ .5 Mechanical Pencil 
✦ Copy paper 
✦ Grey Copic or Prismacolor Markers set or equivalent  
✦ Colored Pencils

What You’ll Learn: 
✦ Quick Sketching Creatures
✦ Archetypes & Storytelling
✦ Understand form & anatomy 

This course includes:
✦ 2 week course 
✦ 4 hrs total of instruction and demos 
✦ Optional Art Exercises / Homework Assignments
✦ PSD files of class demos 

Available Schedules

Reviews

Ryan Catallo

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Jax is awesome! Very clear instruction and helpful feedback if you choose to do the assignments. Would definitely take more with her!

BADR ALKAABI

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Jax is a spectacular teacher. Her demos are very easy to understand. Also she is great at pinpointing areas to improve your work.

Jax has over 12 years of experience in design and storytelling for the Entertainment Industry as a Concept Artist & Art Director on film, games, VR/AR, TV & IP creation projects. Clients include Apple, MachineZone, Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment, SyFy Channel, Digital Domain, Super Evil Megacorp, Hi-Rez Studios, Kabam, Adobe, and Psyop. Jax also teaches at Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Her work is inspired by her love of fantastic worlds and animals, both real and imagined, as she grew up on a healthy diet of Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manuals, The Last Unicorn, Jurassic Park, Dragonheart, The Secret of Nimh, Dinotopia, and Gargoyles. Come learn how to draw and design characters and creatures from your imagination to screen! jaxjocson[at]gmail.com JAXJocson.com