Bill Perkins, Marvel Director of Visual Development
Bill has worked on projects for Warner Bros, DreamWorks, and ILM, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Disneytoon Studios, Character Builders, Mass Media, Spark Unlimited, Ninth Ray, Sprite Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, Reel FX, Mooncrescent, and DNA Productions. Bill is currently the Director of Visual Development for Marvel Studios overseeing the visual development of their animated projects, and track leader of the Entertainment Art dept at the Art Center College of Design.
Larissa Marantz, Nickelodeon Character Designer and Illustrator
Larissa Marantz worked as a character designer on Nickelodeon's Rugrats and Rocket Power. She illustrated several books for Nickelodeon as well, including Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Wild Thornberrys. When she's not illustrating, Larissa teaches figure drawing to animation students.
George Pratt, Award-Winning Comic Book Visionary
Pratt's Wolverine: Netsuke limited series for Marvel won Pratt the 2003 Eisner Award for Best Painter/Multimedia Artist. His graphic novels, Enemy Ace: War Idyll, and Batman: Harvest Breed (DC) was nominated for multiple awards, including the Eisner Award.
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What is New Masters Academy?
NMA is a subscription-based online learning platform, with access to on-demand art courses, interactive live classes, high-quality reference material, and a thriving artist community. NMA was founded by renowned anatomist and figure artist Joshua Jacobo in 2012.
With a Standard Subscription, you will get access to every on-demand course we have available, access to all of our interactive Live Classes, and our artist community. Premium Subscriptions also get access to our massive reference library and our mobile-friendly 3D reference viewer.
How does the free trial work?
The 7-day free trial grants you full access to your subscription of choice for a duration of 7 days. You will need to enter your credit card information to get started. You will not be charged if you cancel your subscription before the end of your trial. You can cancel at any time. The free trial is only available to new subscribers. If you have an existing subscription, you can still subscribe, but you will need to pay your subscription fee up front.
Do I get instructor feedback?
Students can receive instructor critiques and feedback on their homework through NMA Live Classes. You can additionally get feedback from our community of skilled artists 24/7.
Do you offer certificates?
Yes! With NMA Live Classes, you have the option to complete all homework assignments to receive a certificate of completion. Certificates are currently unavailable for our on-demand courses.