Guest Workshop Series: Character Sketching & Design Workshop


This special workshop is for youth students, ages 10-17 years, interested in learning how to sketch concepts and characters for animation, game design, and comics.


What you’ll learn: Santa Cruz book illustrator and comic artist, Brian Bowes will introduce young artists to basic character concept sketching skills. You’ll explore drawing 3D form, how to sketch characters in scene situations with pencil, pens, and charcoal. The emphasis of this workshop is to have fun learning new techniques in sketching a lot of ideas rather than spending a lot of time on highly detailed drawings. Supplies needed: Sketchbook (We have pencils, pens, and other materials to use.)

Who this workshop is for: Youth sketchers, 10-17 years

Where: The Scribbles Institute 303 Potrero #59 Santa Cruz, California

When: Saturday, November 21, 1-4pm

Cost: $45 Limited seating. Refreshments served

Guest Workshop Instructor: Brian Bowes works professionally as an illustrator, and art instructor. Brian has illustrated numerous books and his work has been collected by University Libraries from around the world as well as the Rare Book and Special Collections Division at the United States Library of Congress. He graduated with Distinction from the California College of Arts and Crafts in 2006 with a BFA in Illustration, and is currently on target to receive an MFA in Illustration through Hartford University in 2016. He volunteered as the Illustrator Coordinator for the San Francisco North & East Bay region of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) from 2012 to 2014. Brain’s unique and thoughtful illustrations have satisfied a wide variety of professional and private clients. Visit Brian Bowes’ Website

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