Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Dean Yeagle Design Demonstration

Dean Yeagle will be doing an on-line chalk talk via the Entertainment Art Academy on February 18 from 3-6 p.m. Pacific Time. The cost is $65 and you can find registration information here. Scroll down until you see the drawing at left.

For those not familiar with Dean, he's a long-time animation designer and animator in addition to being a regular gag cartoonist for Playboy for the last 7 years. You can see more of his work at his website.


Anonymous said...

Dean Yeagle is just wonderful! I have all three of his "Scribblings" sketchbooks, as well as the charming "One Mandy Morning". You can certainly see the evidence of his animation experience in his cartoon illustrations - such a feeling of vitality that they just spring to life. In that respect his work reminds me of that other animator turned cartoon illustrator, Walt Kelly, though Dean's subject matter is rather, ahem, different than the denizens of the Okeefenokee. His "One Mandy Morning" is so animated to begin with, you could almost flip the pages and feel like she is in movement.

I actually show some of Dean's people sketches in my Character Design course as examples of how much you can caricature the face and figure to result in diverse and unique character "types". Both Dean and Stephen Silver are great contemporary cartoonists who I believe are well worth studying by anyone who wishes to pursue this artform. I would think that this online seminar that Dean will be doing in February would be very informative.

Nancy said...

Dean tells me that the school will be selling the chat on DVD soon so all of us who could not make the live broadcast can still benefit. Dean's a lot of fun to talk to as well as work with, so it's worth whatever they want to charge for it!