I am so excited about the new book The Drawing Club: Master the Art of Drawing Characters from Life by Bob Kato. Bob is the founder of LA's weekly drawing workshop, where artists learn to draw amazing characters using real subjects. For example, this week they are drawing Keith Klanderud as Spartacus. Bob Kato is an active illustrator and instructor in some of the most talented circles. He's the Associate Professor of Foundation Studies and Illustration at The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena California where he has taught since 1988. He has also held workshops at Walt Disney Feature Animation, Walt Disney Consumer Products, Walt Disney Toons Studios, Walt Disney Online and Universal Studios Creative.
And guess what?! Bob Kato is going to be at San Diego Comic-Con on Sunday. If you're going, you'll definitely want to pop by the Walter Foster booth #1320 for his autograph and to check out his new book!
Without further ado, I want to share with you the first inside peek into the soon-to-be-released Quarry book The Drawing Club.
This drawing is by Lizzie Nichols and is done with colored pencil on paper. I love everything about this drawing, from the style to the emotion and choice of brown pencil relating to the Steampunk theme.
More about the upcoming Quarry book:
by Bob Kato
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.
And if you like a drawing you have done and want to transfer it onto something else, pop on over to RockPaperInk. There is a tutorial on how to use a blender pen to transfer images from the book Playing With Image Transfers.