Monday, November 16, 2015

APW's new website

Come on over to the Animation Portfolio Workshop website for portfolio drawings and course info.  You're welcome to follow us on facebook, twitter too!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

2nd Prize - Cynthia Brenes!

Congratulations to Clarkson Secondary School student, Cynthia Brenes for her tall, thin funky character design.  Cynthia wins an Animation Starter Package, a $50 gift certificate from Above Ground Art Supplies and a copy of Skullkickers comic signed by creator Jim Zub.  More APW Character Design Contest winners to come!  Click here to see all of Cynthia's drawings on the APW website.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

And the 1st Prize goes to...Maisie Li!

The entire APW team congratulates Maisie Li whose character design wins 1st Prize_free tuition for the 2013/2014 session of classes. Click here to have a look at all of Maisie's drawings on the APW website.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Character Design Session - Variation

APW's Vince Peets gives a brief talk on how the idea of variation can be used in an effort to discover design options when designing an animation character.  Try to not settle on your first idea - first create then look at a number variations before evaluating a character design. Play around with your design.  Read more about the APW Character Design Contest on the APW website.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sonia Furier and Zen Rankin

APW's team is a group of professionals whose experience covers areas that our students look to grow into.  As members of the APW team, Sonia Furier and Zen Rankin have recently completed working with students in the 2012/2013 sessions of the workshop.  

APW was fortunate to have had these two artists as students some short years ago.  Sonia is a Toronto story artist with a background in classical animation from Sheridan College's Animation Program and Zen brings together rich experience in comics and sequential art, animation and illustration as well as his initial experience studying Illustration at Sheridan College.

Barak  Obama parody by Zen Rankin

Click here for Sonia's website.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

Pro-Tip #5 "Contrast is Key"

Talented Toronto story artist Myke Bakich contributes pro-tip #5.  Myke talks about using the idea of contrast when designing animation characters.

The APW is proud to have worked with Myke as a Drawing for Animation and Life Drawing for Animation instructor. Click here for more Pro-Tips on the APW website.