The Basics of How to Draw Manga Characters

Posted:January 26 2019

Post Categories: Blog

If you love manga comics, you’ve probably wanted to be a manga artist. It’s obviously a very distinct artistic style. Learning how to draw manga-style characters is a good way to start to learn how to capture manga’s unique techniques. And having manga art in your portfolio is a definite plus if you want to […]

How to Prepare a Portfolio for Art School Applications, A General Guide.

Posted:December 12 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlogCareersFine Art & Portfolio Skills

Whether you’d like to start formal studies in art and design, animation, concept art or a sequential arts program, it helps to learn more about how to prepare the portfolio required for your review. For an outstanding portfolio, we suggest that in addition to the required pieces asked for by the college, you should consider […]

4 Pioneering Digital Animation Innovations from Pixar

Posted:November 22 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlogMax the Mutt

You don’t get very far in any conversation about digital animation, or film animation, before the name Pixar pops up. That’s true even if the chat isn’t about technical innovations. Many people who are interested in digital animation, from fans of the genre to those who want to make a career , got their first […]

What is Traditional Representational Art & Why is it Crucial for Concept Artists?

Posted:October 23 2018

Post Categories: BlogConcept ArtFine Art & Portfolio Skills

Representational art quite simply ‘represents’ its subject in a way that most viewers can easily recognize. Traditional representational art uses perspective (including colour and atmospheric perspective) to present the illusion of three-dimensional reality on the paper or canvas. The knowledge and skills required to create realistic illusion grew slowly through the centuries. Throughout history, most […]

A Quick Look at 5 Different Types of Animation

Posted:October 16 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlogFine Art & Portfolio Skills

If you’re thinking about a career in animation, you’ve probably done some animating. Maybe you’ve always doodled on a flipbook. Or you might have grown up with a computer animation program. In any case, you have a pretty good idea of what is animation, or you wouldn’t be thinking about making it your career! But, […]

What Does a Character Designer Do?

Posted:September 21 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlogCareersConcept ArtInspiration

Even if we do say so ourselves, that’s a great question! If you’re interested in character design, you may have designed lots of your own characters. But you’ve probably not come close to doing what a character designer does. What is Character Design? It’ll help to talk about character design itself before we get into […]

How to Begin a Career in Animation

Posted:September 17 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlogCareersInspiration

Maybe you started animating stick figures on a notepad as a kid. Maybe you love playing video games and would like to experiment with animation software. Or the idea of seeing your characters come to life really excites you. If so, a career in animation might be for you! In any case, you’re in luck. […]

You’re invited! Max the Mutt’s OPEN HOUSE Weekend: November 3 & 4 !!

Posted:September 16 2018

Post Categories: EventsOpen House Information sessions

  Attend Max the Mutt’s November Open House Event and you will be introduced to the unique learning environment of a college created over 20 years ago by artists, animators and educators who are passionate about their arts and motivated by the desire to pass on their skills.  Community, professionalism, and generosity of spirit are words that best […]