Course Description

Anime” is the short for “animation” (アニメーション) in the Japanese language, and “Manga” (漫画) is the word for “comic books”. The students will briefly explore the history and learn some of the basic techniques that makes this unique medium of visual storytelling so popular around the world. Students will then focus on applying these techniques and skills toward designing characters and combining all these wonderful elements into their own form of anime art.

Mediums & Media/Programs Used

  • Pencils
  • Paper
  • Drawing Board

Subjects Covered

  • Beginners Drawing
  • Concept Creation
  • Design Basics

INSTRUCTORS

Brandon-M-Burghard

Brandon M. Burghard

Character Design / Digital Painting / Illustration / Anime-Manga Instructor

Brandon M. Burghard, a young freelance digital artist for over 4 years whose professional work includes; designing characters, creating promotional material, rendering splash art, designing icons,logos, pixel art and sprite work on multiple indie games and projects, as well as an art consultant.

Ever since he was young, Brandon crafted stories and designed characters expressing each in different mediums throughout the years. It was only until later in life where he honed his potential as a draftsmen and studied the way of illustration and design. Brandon’s works are inspired by many Eastern artists as well as a blend of his own art style. in his free time he often continues his education in art, writes stories, and works on his web-comic.

Colin Boyer

Illustrator Instructor

Colin Boyer is a freelance genre illustrator who works for Magic: the Gathering and does cover illustrations for Fantasy Flight Game’s Star Wars: Legion. He studied illustration at Ringling College of Art + Design, and while there he took an intensive multi week summer workshop called The Illustration Academy, where he learned from world renowned illustrators like Mark English, Gary Kelley, and Jon Foster. When the Academy started an online school he was awarded a full ride scholarship. He also studied classical drawing and painting at The Southern Atelier, and did a private mentor-ship with illustrator Greg Manchess through SmArt School. He lives in Orlando with his beautiful wife and daughter.

Brittany Sprouse

2D & 3D Animation / Anime-Manga Instructor

Brittany Sprouse is  an artist and animator. I graduated in 2011 with a Bachelors in Fine Arts in Media Arts and Animation from The Art Institute of Tampa.  For the past few years  I have been an in house artist working on cell phone applications. Doing everything from creating icons and ad’s to animating in game characters.

Some of the programs I use are Paint Tool Sai, the Adobe suite (including: Photoshop, Priemere, Illustrator, and Flash) as well as 3D software such as 3DS Max and Maya. I also illustrate freelance doing wide ranges of styles including