Fine Art & Portfolio Skills

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

The Importance of Still Life Drawing

Posted:June 14 2018

Post Categories: AnimationBlogConcept ArtFine Art & Portfolio SkillsMax the Mutt

Before we discuss the importance of still life drawing, it helps to clarify just what is is. Interestingly, still life art typically depicts everyday natural or man-made objects that are inanimate and, in contrast to the name, generally lifeless. But it’s the depiction of what may be a lifeless (actually including dead animals in some […]

Just What Are Sequential Arts?

Sometimes, even the most complex names and terminology are actually quite easy to understand, and sequential arts falls into that category. You might be stumped on first hearing the term, but it’s really very simple. Drawings and/or images that are used in a sequence (suddenly it’s starting to make sense, eh?!) to tell or illustrate […]

Fine Art Portfolio Skills Classes Begin September 18!

Posted:July 18 2016

Post Categories: Fine Art & Portfolio SkillsMax the MuttMaxine's UpdatesNews from Max the Mutt

Max the Mutt will offer the Fine Art & Portfolio Skills Certificate Program as an all day Sunday program starting Sunday,  September 18th !    Curriculum changes in secondary school programs leave many students without a grounding in traditional REPRESENTATIONAL fine art skills, the skills required for success in many art based careers such as […]