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03 / 04 / 16

Workshops, Internships & Aesthetics, oh my!

Hey Guys! It’s time for an update from the Game Art side of LCAD!   First up, I want to mention the awesome workshop hosted by Hasbro this past month! Senior Product Development Manager, Lane Feuer, stopped by our school to give us some one-on-one tips on creating fun, dynamic and solid Zbrush sculpts! The process of going from concept art to a digital sculpture that will be used for creating 3D-printed action figures can be a little daunting, but his advice gave our students some incredible support and encouragement.... View Article

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03 / 04 / 16

A little about Chris!

I had the pleasure of interviewing one of our seniors: Christopher Taniguchi! When did you know you wanted to be an animator? I was in the fourth grade when my older brother came home from his highschool digital media class with a program called adobe flash, and even though he only taught me the basics of what to do, I was really hooked on making short films. They were really nothing to write home about, but it made me realize that this was something I could dedicate my life to! What’s... View Article

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03 / 04 / 16

Taking Risks

“An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.” – Edwin Land. At school I am sometimes tempted to make safe decisions in order to fit in. I am glad, however, that my teachers and friends encourage me to experiment with new things.  As an artist I have wondered whether creativity is a skill that can be harnessed and improved upon.  I like to think that creativity stems from a combination of three things: hard work, taking risks, and disatisfaction. To me dissatisfaction and optimism describe the same... View Article

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03 / 03 / 16

Gemma O’Brien, SIMA Rebrand & More!

The talented letterer and typographer from Sydney Australia, Gemma O’Brien, also known as Mrs. Eaves, is visiting Laguna Beach to cover the LCAD Gallery in several large scale, hand-painted typographic instillations.  7 students were chosen to assist her with painting the details in 6 days. I had the opportunity meet her the night she began to work in the gallery and she is as sweet and down to earth as she is talented.  I was lucky enough to film the first couple days of her process and I was amazed by... View Article

03 / 02 / 16

#IllustratorsOnInstagram

Hi again everyone! This week I want to talk about using Instagram to our advantage as illustrators! All social media platforms are important in their own ways, but I have found Instagram to be something special that you should all be utilizing. We are so lucky to live in a time where our work can be viewed instantly by thousands of people, along with easy access to our contact information, online shops, portfolio, etc. Many employers and potential clients peruse Instagram for artists daily. In fact, this is where I... View Article