Monday, February 6, 2012

February 10th - Perspective Tutorial

Salutations, Allies!

Cartoon Allies strives to be both a professional and social resource for our comics community. We hope to cultivate an environment that encourages collaboration, networking, and making life-long friendships. While we've been introducing more technique-focused events, CA should still be a place for meeting new friends and bridging gaps between classes, years, and departments. We hope that you come for the events, but stay for your friends. This week, we invite you to join us for a student-hosted tutorial on perspective and to get reacquainted with old buddies.

This Friday, 2/10
6:30 - Room 703G

An introduction or refresher to creating solid backgrounds!
Major Arroyo will cover the basics of one-, two-, and three-point perspective, along with extra tips and tricks. Check under the cut for specifics, coming events, and other business, including information regarding the CA Zine and the Fresh Meat Poster Search.

Do you always leave your backgrounds for last? Did you chuck everything you learned about perspective sophomore year out of your brain so you could follow the plot of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy? Do you think a "vanishing point" is the temperature at which a ninja goes invisible? Bring a few colored pencils, a C-Thru ruler, and a drawing pad to this week's meeting as the Major gives us a perspective rundown!

 Not only will we be covering the basics, but we'll also discuss such topics as working out perspective on a deadline, when to use it, and conventional and unconventional resources for learning more about perspective and finding inspiration.

And next week, we'll be holding our first Draw-Off! A rotating referee will announce a subject for three cartoonists to draw on a large drawing pad. Show off your mad speed-drawing skills or how wildly you can depict a subject compared to the other competitors! Participants will rotate to involve as many volunteers as we can. RSVP on Facebook so we can gauge how many attendees we'll have. If we get enough, we might order some pizza!

Coming events:

Wednesday, 2/8
Friday, 2/10
Friday, 2/17

Other business:
  • We need you to make the poster for Fresh Meat 2012! Jump over to our submissions page to find out how you can help advertise for our department's biggest annual event!
  • Want to see your work distributed in print? CA is developing a new print magazine! Head over to its new webpage for submission info!
  • Keep your eyes on the CA Blog! This week we'll be continuing our look at student-run ways to promote your work, along with more student comic reviews.
  • Do you want publicity for your minicomics? Enter the Mini Reviews Box. Bring your minicomics to our meetings or the Senior Studio to submit them for review on the Cartoon Allies blog. Each week, bloggers Eric and Hayley will randomly select a student's mini from the box and offer readers a preview of the comic and their thoughts. We hope to improve student promotion and give members a space to show their work to a greater audience.
  • If you would like to be listed on our Members page, email your name, year, website url, and 50x50px icon to with the subject line "Active Member [Name]". As we collect a nice group of links, we'll update our long out-of-date Active Members list.
  • If you're interested in helping us distribute Cartoon Allies event posters, let us know by email or at the next meeting. We need posters for the Fresh Meat festival!
  • The SVA Library now has access to a new Underground Comix Database. Check it out!
Stay strong, Allies!

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