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Garrett Hanna

GarrettHanna_MotivartiAbout Garrett Hanna
Garrett Hanna was born in Southern Ontario Canada and went to Sheridan College for classical animation. He like video games, movies, art, and tuna melts.

In 2009 Garrett worked at a company in Toronto called GANZ as a concept artist. He worked on a project called TAIL TOWNS which was planned to be an MMO, but was instead released as a facebook game and has since been disintegrated.

Garrett left GANZ in 2011 to work at Carbine Studios in Southern California. For the next 3 and a half years,  Garrett worked on marketing material for the MMO WILDSTAR such as magazine covers, banners, poster, website illustrations, etc.

In 2014, Garrett moved back to Canada and concentrate on his own projects while doing freelance on the side.  In the new year he will be teaching “Advanced Digital Painting” course at Laguna College of Art and Design online.

Mentor Preferences
Garrett is well versed in concept art, and has taught courses in digital painting.  He is an ideal mentor for anyone hoping to work on their design and digital painting skills.

Ideal Mentee: Someone who is really excited about art and can see beyond subject matter in an image. Someone who is willing to get outside of their comfort zone and isn’t quick to defend themselves. They are here to learn and not just taking the program in hopes that a mentor will say they’re great with no criticisms. That defeats the purpose.

10-Week Plan: I will require weekly exercises. Things like cafe drawing and life drawing (if they can afford going to a studio to get some). Observing from life. They should be painting and drawing every day. But hopefully this won’t be so much as a chore to the mentee as it would be something they already do in their regular routine.

Maximum Number of Mentees: 3

Maximum Distance: International

Language(s): English only

Preferred Meeting Times:  Any time is fine other than Saturdays from 1pm to 7pm.

To apply to become Garrett’s mentee, click here.


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