Dynamic Sketching 1

Dynamic Sketching 1

  • Price: $699 | Pay with installments.
  • Pre-Reqs: Everyone's welcome!
  • Materials: STAEDTLER pigment liner, Tria markers, warm grays Sharpie Water-Based Paint Marker Fine, or white gel pen Toned paper, heavy weight. Scanner or Camera to scan/photograph homework assignments, Sketch Book (11x8)
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Course Description:

Dynamic Sketching 1 is a class designed to develop a foundation in basic drawing skills. Students will learn how to break down objects to their most simplistic forms. Using pen and toned paper, students will learn to build confidence in your line work.

Course Note:

Please note that anytime a physical location (like an arboretum or museum) is mentioned during the course but is not found in your region, students can substitute these locations with alternative places in their area (i.e. a local park, their own backyard/garden, a local cultural center, ect.) or use props/found objects in place of things found in places like those.

Course Format

With Patrick Ballesteros, Dzu Nguyen, and Eugene Huang

Course Format: Standard
Duration: 8 Weeks
Lecture Type: Pre-recorded
Assignment: Deadlines each week.
Feedback: Individual Recordings
Q&A: Once a week.

*For classes with less than 6 students feedback may be provided during the live Q&A session.

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With Peter Han

Course Format: Custom
Duration: 8 Weeks
Lecture Type: Pre-recorded
Assignment: Deadlines each week.
Feedback: Live session before Q&A. (sessions are recorded- no need to be present in order to receive feedback)
Q&A: Once a week.

Dynamic Sketching with Peter Han

Dynamic Sketching with Patrick Ballesteros



  • Lectures by Peter Han
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  • Week 1: Warm ups exercises for drawing and materials introduction.
  • Week 2: Study of Organic forms, contour lines and texture description.
  • Week 3: Analysis of Geometric forms, basic perspective and shadows studies.
  • Week 4: Careful study of how the previous five forms create an interrelationship to describe the subject matter with more line work
  • Week 5: Use of markers and Additional materials to create better sense of depth, volume and textures.
  • Week 6: Arboretum trip, drawing organic forms from observation at location.
  • Week 7: Redesign. Introduction of how to interpret different references to improve your original concepts.
  • Week 8: Recap, and beyond?
  • Lectures by Patrick Ballesteros
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  • Week 1: Introduction to class, warmup exercises including line control, line weight and efficiency, and materials  review.
  • Week 2: Basic perspective exercises, perspective and ellipse tips and tricks.
  • Week 3: Developing convincing volumes using organic forms and contour lines. Texture studies and applying texture to the basic forms
  • Week 4: Understanding basic lighting, applying textures, creating a focal point and having fun with arrows.
  • Week 5: Leaning to combine and manipulate the 5 forms to create believable volumes. dissecting forms to create depth, and basic form analysis.
  • Week 6: Arboretum/botanical garden field trip. Learning to break down organic forms into simple thumbnails, and understanding how to take a drawing to a finish. Local parks, gardens, and plant nurseries are also acceptable.
  • Week 7: Redesign project. Taking what we learn from observation and transforming them into original concepts that can be used for the entertainment industry.
  • Week 8: Redesign part 2, discussing the importance of layout, recap, and a sneak peek at Dynamic 2.
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Peter Han

Lectures by Peter Han

October 14th, 2017 - Dec 17th 2017 + 2 weeks of content review

Peter is currently working at Sony as a contract concept artist.Credits: Warhawk, Spyro the Dragon, Stargate Worlds, Silent Hill Experience, and Defiance.

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October 14th, 2017 - Dec 17th 2017 + 2 weeks of content review

Patrick Ballesteros is a designer based in Los Angeles, California. He works as a freelance illustrator/concept artist for the film, game, and animation industries. He also conducts workshops, guest speak, and teaches at the Concept Design Academy in Pasadena, California.Some of his clients include High Impact Games (Jak and Daxter the Lost Frontier), Magic Pixel Games (Carnival Island)

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October 14th, 2017 - Dec 17th 2017 + 2 weeks of content review

Dzu Nguyen is a freelance concept artist and illustrator. In addition to freelancing, he also teaches at the Art Institute of California, San Diego. He has worked on projects including: Warhawk, Resistance: Burning Skies, Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale, Sorcery, and Destiny of Spirits.

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Eugene Huang is currently a freelance designer, who enjoys drawing all things. He graduated from Art Center College of Design, Entertainment Art, in December 2013. He currently lives in The Greater Los Angeles area

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