Are you a fan of film, comics, video games and animation? Do you love to draw and tell stories? If so, you are like the hundreds of artists who come to expand and broaden their skills at Los Angeles' original character drawing workshop, The Drawing Club. Since 2002, artists from all over the LA region have gathered each Thursday night at a special place where story and character are interpreted from life.
In The Drawing Club, many of these professional working artists and the club's founder, Bob Kato, will teach you how to think differently about drawing characters from life€ ” and, in true Drawing Club spirit, have a good time doing it!
Whether you're a full-time commercial artist, a hobbyist, or you just like to draw, the exercises in The Drawing Club are for you!
- Learn how to translate the world from 3D to 2D.
- Tell a story through your work.
- Gain insights into various materials.
- Examine comic approaches to drawing.
- Discover how to develop your voice as an artist.
- An impressive gallery showcases the fine work and inspiring characters from many of the master artists and animators working today!
Founder and director of The Drawing Club, Bob Kato is an associate professor of Illustration and Entertainment Design at The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, where he has taught since 1989. He has also run drawing workshops at Walt Disney Feature Animation, Walt Disney Consumer Products, Walt Disney Imagineering, Walt Disney Toons Studios, Walt Disney Online, and Universal Studios Creative. As an illustrator he has created illustrations for publications such as National Lampoon and Spy magazine as well as for permanent exhibits in The Smithsonian Institute’s National Zoo and the Florida Aquarium.
"Bob Kato writes in a lively manner that makes me feel the energy and enthusiasm from the club. This book is a culmination of drawing tips, motivation talk and work created by the members over the years. This is a figure drawing book in essence, one that focuses on storytelling, in other words, creating a drawing that the audience knows instantly what's going on .... Every chapter has some exercises that allows you to experiment with different aspects of drawing. It's more on the purpose rather than the technical aspect of how you can render a specific effect." ParkaBlogs.com
"Aspiring Artists The Drawing Club by Bob Kato focuses on learning to create characters from actual people. With specific instructions on turning 3D figures into 2D, this book is a treasure." - Campus Circle