Comics encompass unlimited drawing styles, from photorealistic to the cartoonish to the abstract. However, one thing EVERY artist should practice is life drawing. Pablo Picasso once said “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist”, and I would say the guy is something of an expert in varying drawing styles.
So Cloudscape is offering life-drawing sessions, just to keep those anatomy skills sharp. Whether you’re a comic artist or not, the studio is open to you to drop in and draw with us. It starts on April 26th and continues every Saturday henceforth. Sign up and find more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/522365641209182/
We’ve always considered Seattle a sister city of sorts to Vancouver. And we’ll be visiting our Sister this weekend for Emerald City Comic Con!
Fans can find us at booth 710, come visit us and ask us about our newest book Waterlogged and our upcoming title Megafauna!
For those interested in Cloudscape’s Artquake Mentorship program, here’s the class breakdown:
All classes begin at 7:00pm at The Cloudscape HQ, located at 5955 Ross Street (Ross + 43rd, located inside the park).
May 4th: Intro to Planning a Comic Book with Shannon Campbell and Rebecca Erlichman.
June 1st : Character Design with Vanessa Kelly and Wei Li.
June 29th : Paneling and Lettering with Kathleen Gros and Kathleen Jacques.
July 13th : Backgrounds and Environments with Jonathon Dalton and Oliver McTavish-Wisden.
July 27th : Inking with Jeff Ellis.
August 17th : Colouring with Angela Melick and Jonathon Dalton.
BC comic artists Troy Wilson and Caleb Hystad have made 'A Tale of Two Pennies', a fun 14-page comic posted in its entirety on the School Library Journal blog, “Good Comics for Kids”:
Get’s us pretty excited for our own all-ages anthology, Megafauna!