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2D Holiday Workshop


This is our final 2D holiday workshop of 2019. It will focus on character design, starting with sketching, how to sketch and what types of materials to use when sketching. If you have been considering doing a class at CDW or would like to learn some digital drawing and traditional drawing skills, this is the workshop to start with!

Students will be guided through sketching, drawing and painting for character design and the instructor will share with students in depth how to create and draw characters from start to finish using Adobe Photoshop in this 2-day workshop. It will feature sketching and drawing in Photoshop; how to design and create interesting stylised characters from the beginning of the process right through to fully coloured character designs. Participants will also be given insight on topics such as the fundamentals of drawing, anatomy, perspective, and composition. For this workshop you are welcome to bring along your own laptop, Photoshop and WACOM tablet. Also bring along a notebook/sketchbook to follow along and take notes.

Note: The recommended minimum age for holiday workshops is 14 years old.

Oct 02 - Oct 03

Each Day
10:00AM - 4:00PM

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Instructor Bio

Tim McBurnie

Tim is a freelance concept designer, illustrator and author based in Australia, specializing in character design and story development. He has worked in the French comic book market as well as animation and video games. His client list includes companies such as Editions Delcourt, Gunfire Games, Animal Logic, Ankama, Blur studios, Blizzard Entertainment, and Wizards of the Coast.

Tim has worked on multiple French graphic novels (bandes dessinées), including books he has written, designed and drawn from start to finish. He has also worked in video games doing blue sky concept design and world building, as well as following through and taking those characters vehicles, props and environments to the final model sheet. He has extensive experience and knowledge that can only come from years of hard work, self-study, and the love of creating a world from nothing.

CDW Studios really values having Tim as a teacher and mentor to our students, sharing his unique wealth of knowledge, helping to develop design skills and a strong work ethic. Tim’s best advice when asked on how to improve is to simply ‘draw more’.