A small educational event for artists in the entertainment industry.
October 13-14, 2023
Hamerlinggasse 3, 2nd floor, 8010 Graz, Austria
From the inner courtyard, enter the building through a pair of automatic glass doors and turn left. Walk past the shop and you'll get to the elevator, which takes you to the 2nd floor and to the event.
Educational sessions. You can ask questions at the end of each lecture.
In depth classes which teach you specific skills. These are interactive and you can ask questions any time. You'll draw along and do exercises (alone or in groups) during some masterclasses.
Our speakers will discuss your portfolio with you and give you personal advice.
Throughout the event there will be life drawing sessions with different models.
Will Weston had a long career in illustration before entering the animation field, where he worked for Disney Feature Animation, Disney TV Animation, Warner Bros. Animation, Nickelodeon Animation and Sony Feature Animation. He left the animation field 13 years ago to help develop the very successful Entertainment Arts program at ArtCenter in Pasadena, CA, where he used to teach figure drawing and costumed figure drawing, drawing for composition, composition for film, digital painting and style development for feature animation and games.
Will currently lectures and teaches professional workshops for DreamWorks Animation and other professional organizations in Los Angeles and around the world.
CEO @Ronin ARts Workshop
After several years in the videogames and animation industries, Hec got his start doing miniatures for Kingdom Death and has been working on 3d printable figures for miniatures, toys and collectibles for more than a decade. He worked on projects like The Dragon Prince, League of Legends, Darksiders, Street Fighter, Ghost Busters etc. Two years ago he started his own studio called Ronin Arts Workshop where he has been building original miniature lines and provides design and sculpting services for entertainment industries from board games to animation and video games.
Senior Concept Artist @Amazon Games
Heri has been working as a Concept Artist, Illustrator and Art Director in comics, games and film. He won several awards and is also an experienced art teacher, who is lecturing at the "Grafische" in Vienna. Heri has worked for companies like THQ, Sony and is now working at Amazon Games.
10:00 - 10:15
Short introduction & general infos about the event
10:15 - 11:45
Figure drawing and anatomy lecture with a model. Will teaches anatomy for artists. He shows you the basics as well as advanced techniques and covers common paint points.
12:00 - 13:00
From Sketch to 3D model
Hector is showing the process behind the creation of the miniatures he sculpts.
13:00 - 13:30
Time to have some coffee, snacks and chat.
13:30 - 14:15
Character design for games - part I
Designing characters for a living is a dream scenario many artists have. In this lecture I will show you what it takes to create Concept Art for a game like League of Legends.
14:30 - 17:30
Designing a character in the style of league of legends - Part II
In this masterclass Heri demonstrates how game characters are designed from start to finish. You will watch the whole process, ask questions and learn all the tips and tricks professional artists use in their workflow.
17:30 - 18:30
The colours of arcane
Colours go hand in hand with emotion, mood and narration. We will look at how colours can be used to design and create a world and its characters, using the TV series Arcane as an example.
9:30 - 10:30
how to build a professional portfolio
A portfolio is the way to show your work, attract clients and find a job. Heri shows you how you can level up your portfolio to get clients and find better jobs. He will cover common pitfalls and misconceptions, so that you have all the tools you need to revise your portfolio once this event is over.
10:45 - 13:45
Figure Drawing Masterclass
In-depth instructional drawing session with a model. Now that you have learned about anatomy on day 1, Will teaches you how to draw figures from life. You will draw the model yourself under guidance and you can ask questions when you need help.
13:45 - 14:15
Time to have some coffee, snacks and chat.
14:15 - 16:15
Heri Irawan & Silvia Wipfler
interactive character design workshop - Part III
After watching part I & II of our Character Design program, you will design a character in small groups, mimicking a real studio setting. Heri and Silvia will guide you through the whole process. In the end you will have learned everything you need to work as a professional Character Artist or to upgrade the skills you already have.
16:15 - 17:15
Hector Moran & Johannes Salvenmoser
RAW - shaping worlds in 3D
Hector and Johannes take you on a journey and tell you how they are building their IP at Ronin Arts Workshop.
17:15 - 18:00
To bring the event to a close we will gather for a relaxing life drawing session with a model. The speakers will draw themselves and move around to help you along if you have questions.
You can get portfolio reviews during the event at dedicated tables. Our speakers will let you know when they are available. There is enough time for everyone and you can talk to multiple speakers.