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Heroic Figures and Forms Zak Hennessey
If you want to get into designing characters, heroes, and figures for the movie, video game, comic book industries, FX makeup, sculpting, toy design and more, this is the place to start. This course teaches you how to draw various body types and heroic anatomy in an intuitive way, when you are without a model or reference, and all you have is your pencil and paper.
This class is filled with shortcuts and tested methods that, if practiced, will dramatically improve a student’s abilities to not only draw a wide variety of character types, but helps them learn to duplicate that character again and again, so they look the same every time they are drawn. It is recommended that students take this class before taking Character Design, Creature Design, Action Anatomy, the various comic book courses, or anything that might involve depicting the human form. Even if you have some experience drawing figures, you will learn things to make them stronger and less frustrating to draw.
For creative artists aspiring to attain professional knowledge in the disciplines of the motion picture, video game, and comic book fields, the DEAD Academy is the only Denver area design school that gives students the benefits of a portfolio-centered education based upon a practical, industry- informed curriculum taught in an academy setting. Instruction is individually tailored to each student's talents, and uses real world teaching to provide a clear path to a career in the entertainment arts industry.
ART CLASSES FOR THE FX MAKEUP INDUSTRY
Thanks to shows like FaceOff and The Walking Dead, this has become one of our most popular departments. We've had some great professionals come in and take our classes, and many of our earliest students now work in the industry. One of our students really took the reigns and has added 7 shows to his IMDb listing. If you've seen it on FaceOff, we've taught it, and more. Our 2015 schedule will have limited slots, so if interested, get on our radar.
ART CLASSES FOR THE COMIC BOOK INDUSTRY
One of our most popular areas, the comic book classes teach you how to block out, compose, layout, rough, pencil, ink, color, and letter a comic book like the pros. It takes a lot of work to create a comic book, so it isn't for everybody. Some of our more dedicated students have gone on to successfully create their own comcs. Our 2015 schedule will have limited slots, so if interested, get on our radar.
ART CLASSES FOR THE MOVIE INDUSTRY
The most popular classes in this area are our concept art classes, which include character design, creature design, heroic figures and forms, heroic heads and hands, and action anatomy (all of which go well with our comic book and video game departments). Due to time constraints, there will be fewer classes in this area in 2015, so if you see one and want to take it, best to sign up as soon as you can.
ART CLASSES FOR THE VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY
Another fairly popular department, that has a lot of crossover with the Movie art classes. As with those classes, there will be fewer offerings in this area due to time constraints, so if you see a class that interests you, it would behoove you to sign up earlier rather than later, due to the limited slots that will be available.
ART CLASSES FOR SCULPTING
In this department, we teach classes that help you create fantastic props, monster heads, maquette sculptures, statuettes, and more. There is a lot of crossover between this department and the FX makeup class, as the sculpting skills taught here are invaluable for those who wish to make FX masks, and prosthetics. As with all classes in 2015, there will be a very limited number of seats available.
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