GET YOUR LIMITED SPECIALTY TICKETS FOR PANELS & WORKSHOPS NOW:
This year we are offering some amazing workshops/demos and lectures by talented professionals. Tickets go on sale soon and you must have a free general admission ticket to get first dibs when they go live. Tickets are limited!
Purchase a wristband for Saturday, Sunday or both to create your own itinerary. Times will be listed soon for the panels below very soon!
GROUP PANELS INCLUDE:
What studios are looking for, Applying for jobs & networking , Social Media and how to use it to promote your work, Networking, Freelancing, Game design and more, Illustration/ Publishing 101, Background painting, Pitching shows/partnerships, Interning, Storyboarding, Being a parent in animation & Character design
“Stylized Environment Painting” with Pablo Leon
Takeaway would be showing a workflow using color and strengthening your composition through stylized shape design.
“COCO Loco: The Making of “Miguel and the Amazing Alebrijes”” with Ricardo De Los Angeles
Join Illustrator Ricky De Los Angeles as he visually presents an in-depth look at the making of his first Disney/Pixar book. Some topics that will be covered are: thumb-nailing the story, layout design, research and reference, character design, color and painting final art. Ricky will also have copies of his book on hand for purchase and signing.
“Designing for 2D Animation” with Andrea Gerstmann
This talk will explore the unique challenges and problem solving that goes into designing for 2D animation. In Television, design is the middleman between the storyboard and the final animation and can be quite different from other illustration. We will be looking at what makes designing characters, props, and backgrounds work in the world of 2D television animation.
“Gouache Workshop” with Morghan Gill
“Painting Landscapes in Gouache” with Nick Kennedy
Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of how to paint a landscape with gouache, mixing colors, understanding the most important aspects of painting.
“Storyboard Workshop” with Peter Paul
Storyboarding is a complex way to tell a story. Attendees will learn how to simplify their ideas and be more efficient in getting their story drawn.
“Back to Basics: The Building Blocks of Plein Air Painting” with
Back to Basics is a lecture that will focus on the essential building blocks for plein air painting. Background Painter and Concept Artist Nic Gregory discovered that plein air painting was key to elevating his understanding of light, color and design, and helped him consistently work in animation and theme park design. This lecture will highlight some of the key points that artists should remember when starting a painting. You will learn the process of building the best foundation possible focusing on such things as:
-Making color choices
-Choosing your location
-Designing your layout
and much more!
“Understanding Color, Photoshop Demo” with Nick Kennedy
Attendees will walk away with a better understanding of how to select colors in photoshop, focusing on understanding the importance of Value, Saturation and Temperature.