January 10, 2020 at 9:59 am #352922OzgurParticipantPaid MemberNo points.
Hi, I choose NMA because of its excellent analog art teachers. There are bunch of digital artist all around the internet but few of them are capable on actual drawing skills. You should keep the fundamentals. We all need that. Moreover, a concept artist (character, vehicle, environment designers) or an animator also need analog (pencil-paper) based tutorials.
James Gurney for Fantasy Character Design, Aaron Blaise for Character Design for Animation are the instructors who I wanted to see in this site.
And also cartoon, children book illustration, and comics courses would be great variety for NMA spirit. I am still waiting “Traditional Chinese Ink Painting” very highly. You should diversify these inking courses.
Thank you.January 10, 2020 at 12:26 pm #353089Joshua JacoboKeymasterAdministrator
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Thank you for giving this feedback.
We agree about doing more entertainment art but keeping the quality and focus on fundamentals a priority.
We have current production plans in 2020 to shoot with three awesome entertainment artists. Until agreements are signed I can’t say who yet but I think you’ll be pleased to hear it.
We would love to welcome Aaron Blaise to the NMA site. We have not yet spoken to James but we would love to work with him as well. We have been in talks with Aaron’s team and there is some interest and a lot of good will but we have yet to nail anything down. It helps for these artists to hear from you guys suggesting that they work with NMA. If you would like to see Aaron or James Gurney on NMA, it can’t hurt to let them know!
We are currently translating the Chinese Ink course from Cantonese to English. It’s our first translated course so we are trying to ensure that we get it right, so the editing is slower than English content but it will be worth the wait.
But yes, in 2020 we are planning on producing courses on Traditional Animation, Animation Performance, History of Animation, Character Design, Design Inspired by Nature Drawing from Imagination, and more. This will include inking work with ink brush pen.
Like with landscape (one out of our four upcoming landscape courses was released recently) our goal is to produce the best and more comprehensive version of these materials out there.
January 10, 2020 at 1:24 pm #353145OzgurParticipantPaid MemberNo points.
- This reply was modified 1 week, 6 days ago by Joshua Jacobo.
Wonderful news. I can’t wait. 😀January 13, 2020 at 10:48 am #355229bartParticipantPaid MemberNo points.
My God people, You are working on great stuff and the new courses from the last months are great! Very professional productions. I’m so happy. Can’t wait for all the stuff you’re working on.
Might I add Will Weston on the wishlist? He is great with fundamentals and from the entertainment industry.
January 17, 2020 at 12:42 pm #357922Joshua JacoboKeymasterAdministrator
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I’ve spoken to Will Weston about teaching for NMA. He has considered it but hasn’t come to a final decision. I would recommend if you’d like to see him on our site that you let him know.
He does have his own site drawingamerica.com and he also posts a lot of content on instagram.
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