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Animal Drawing Workshop with David Colman

June 16 & 17 (2 sessions) DATE CHANGED
June 9 & 10 (2 sessions)
Saturday, 10a – 1p; Sunday, 10a – 1p (incl. 30-min. lunch break)
Location: Los Angeles Zoo and TBA

Tuition: $200 (please note, does not include admission into field trip destinations)

“Without the fundamentals, the fancy stuff won’t work.” – Randy Pausch

To apply animal drawing to imaginative illustration, design, and character art, it’s essential to first understand basic structure and anatomy, as well as spend time drawing animals from life. In this unique, 2-day intensive workshop, character designer and animal artist David Colman will cover the fundamentals of anatomy and drawing animals in motion. Day One will be on location at a museum, with a lecture and demo focusing on how to understand and then simplify the complexity of the skeleton, and identify anatomical landmarks. Day Two will be on-site at a different location, drawing live animals. There will be a lecture and demo on capturing the animal in motion, focusing on gesture and construction, as well as how to add personality and character to your drawings. Handouts will be provided; class size limited to 15 students to ensure individual attention. Both locations are in the Los Angeles area.

About David Colman

David Colman is an Emmy-winning character designer, development artist, story artist and currently an art director at Hasbro Animation Studios. Clients include Disney Feature Animation, Disney TV, Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Imageworks, Blue Sky Studios, Jim Henson, Cartoon Network, 20th Century Fox, Fox TV Animation, Imagemovers Digital, Technicolor and many others. David is widely known for his animal character work, and has published four books. Visit and to view his work.

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