Friday, September 24, 2010

concept art in animation

Concept Art for Disney's upcoming animated feature 'Tangled' (above) and Pixars near miss 'Newt' which unfortunately is no longer in development. Follow links for more images.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Nuthin But Mech is the a blog of Lorin Wood and fellow designer, Scott Kester. A place to harbour their passion for robots. Lorin proposed a blog; Scott rambled something about having "nuthing but mech." Lorin then corralled some friends and professional acquaintances to populate this nook of cyberspace.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Red Engine Studios in the Arts District, Downtown Los Angeles are offering a lot of workshops for the upcoming weeks. The next event takes place on Saturday, Sept. 18th with workshop that will discuss techniques of implementing 3D programs to generate 2D concept images of belivable props, robots, and environments. Live demo & lecture will be presented by art director / concept designer Ben Procter.

Register now at

Thursday, September 09, 2010

free tutorials

Best known for his concept work on films such as Star Wars and Transformers, industry veteran Feng Zhu now teaches his skills at FZD School of Design in Singapore. Many of his demos produced during the classes are available for free. Check out the FZD youtube channel here.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

free ZBrush workshop

ZBrushWorkshops provide specific sculpting workshops for artists that target challenging areas of digital sculpting. Besides the DVD's, live chat and community activity they also provide live-streaming ZBrush classes. Access a free tutorial here.

Monday, September 06, 2010

A'Design Award

The A' Computer Graphics and 3D Model Design Award is a freestyle design competition open to both concept stage and realized works designed by professional and young designers, design companies, 3D Design Studios and other business in this industry worldwide. The winning designs appear on the A' Best Designs Book which is available worldwide, this book is furthermore distributed to the high-profile magazine editors, design oriented companies and relevant parties. The winning designs are also exhibited at our museum, and the best designs will be picked for the permanent exhibition.

For registration visit the offical web-site at

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Paul Felix

Best known for his visual development work, Paul Felix has been one of the leading artists on many Disney films in the 90ies. Although many of his paintings are published in the art-of-books, there are only very few floating around in the world wide web. Finally one of his former colleagues has taken the time to upload some of the treasures created at Walt Disney Feature Animation. Some more images are posted on this site and Hans Bacher's blog - always a great sources for everything related to animation.

enrollment starts now

Founded in 2007, Concept Design Academy is a private design school located in Pasadena, California, near the center of the animation, film and game industry. A community where artists with passions for both traditional & entertainment arts meet to share their skills.

The goal is to strive in providing the best art and designs instruction available, offer easy to follow foundational courses for aspiring artists and advance workshops for seasoned professionals. Instructors are well known artists in the film industry such as James Paick, Carlo Arellano, Khang Le and Patrick Faulwetter (see image below), to mention just a few. More info on their website and the blog.