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David Colman

About David Colman
David Colman is an illustrator who has been working as an Emmy winning character designer, development artist, story artist and currently an art director in the animation industry for 10 years. He has worked for many clients such as Disney Feature Animation, Disney TV, Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Imageworks, Blue Sky Studios, Jim Henson Company, Hasbro, Cartoon Network, 20th Century Fox, Fox TV Animation, Imagemovers Digital and many others. Beyond his work in the industry David is widely known for his animal character work and has self-published 4 books, The Art of Animal Character Design, David Colman s Doodles Volume I and Volume II and now his 4th title, Animal Character Design: Grizzly Bears. His publications have led to many classes, lectures, seminars and workshops. More recently David has entered the private market being part of both solo and group exhibitions with a very successful show in Paris in November 2010.  You can view more of his work either at his website or blog.

Little Known Fact: David like cookies….specifically chocolate chip.  He especially like chocolate chip cookie cakes- oh man they are magically delicious. He can eat a whole one by himself.

Mentor Preferences
David is looking to help prepare his mentee to meet the demands of the crazy entertainment business.  He is willing to help his mentee improve their skill level and improve their portfolios.  In fact, David hopes he can add to the talent pool by mentoring the right individual. So he can hire them in the future or someone else who is looking for another awesome artistic wizard.

Maximum Number of Mentees: 1

Maximum Distance: Driving Distance of Los Angeles

Language(s): English only

Preferred Meeting Times: During his lunch hour at Hasbro Animation Studios in Burbank so his mentee can see a working production and shows that are in development. 

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