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Once more, Max the Mutt’s Animal Drawing students visit the Royal Ontario Museum !

Posted:October 26 2018

Post Categories: BlogConcept ArtIllustration for Sequential ArtsNews from Max the Mutt

Tina Seemann, Co-director of Max the Mutt and Animation program Coordinator, took our Year 3 Concept Art and Illustration students to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) for their Animal Drawing course and had this to say about their visit: ” Even though we added 2 new bird skeletons ( a falcon and a pheasant, beautifully […]

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. […]

ERIK SEGRIFF’S SUMMER JOB AT 9 STORY/BROWN BAG STUDIOS!

Posted:September 01 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlogNews from Max the Mutt

Tina Seemann paid a visit to Erik Segriff at his summer job Animating and she wanted to share: “I was happy to visit 9 Story Media & Brown Bag Films recently to visit MTM student, Erik Segriff, who had a summer job animating there. Erik is an Classical & Computer Animation & Production student who recently completed his 2nd […]

3 Sources of Inspiration for Artists and Animators

Posted:August 08 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlogConcept ArtFine Art & Portfolio SkillsIllustration for Sequential ArtsInspiration

It’s bound to happen sometime. You might be the most prolific artist ever; you might have the best creative brief ever authored. But you simply can’t seem to get a start on your illustration, piece of art or the first frame of your animation storyboard. First, you’re not alone. Creative blocks are common for creative […]

Benefits of Camps & Workshops in Art and Animation

Posted:July 13 2018

Post Categories: Art-workshopsBlogMax the Mutt

We’ve done them for over 20 years and this year’s schedule for summer camps and workshops in art and animation at Max the Mutt is as busy as ever. Whether you’ve graduated from a formal arts and animation college or university program. Or you’re considering a career in arts and animation. Summer camps and workshops […]