The Society of Illustrators is proud to announce a series of educational classes with R. Sikoryak and Kriota Willberg.
R. SIKORYAK and KRIOTA WILLBERG
(With a live model in every class)
Early bird special: Register by March 14: $240 / $200 SI members
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Register after March 14 :$280 / $240 SI members
Email RSVP@societyillustrators.org or call 212.838.2560 to reserve a spot!
The basis of all comics—regardless of style—is visualizing and drawing consistent and credible characters. Through drawing exercises with live models and slide presentations with anatomical and cartoon imagery, this class will help you apply real-life inspiration and principles into your pictures.
An exciting, informative drawing course taught by the accomplished teaching team of R. SIKORYAK (Masterpiece Comics, Nickelodeon Magazine) and KRIOTA WILLBERG (The Center for Cartoon Studies,(NO) PAIN!).
Here’s what the duo says about their workshop:
“A lot can be communicated about a person or animal through their physical appearance. Understanding the way the body looks and works helps illustrators draw characters that convey personality. This course will teach students how to create real or imaginary characters—in any style—that are consistent and physically believable.”
Willberg will—literally—draw on live models, tracing muscle and bone. The class will explore aging, weight gain, weight loss, and their effects on the structure of the body. Sikoryak will demonstrate the application of anatomical understanding to any cartooning style. Through PowerPoint presentations, in-class exercises, and at-home assignments, students will learn to see and draw the structures and tissues giving the body shape and character. Students will practice drawing from live models in class and learn to apply the lessons to their own characters.
R. Sikoryak is the author of Masterpiece Comics (Drawn & Quarterly). His cartoons and parodies have appeared in RAW, The Onion, Nickelodeon, The New Yorker, and MAD, among many other publications. He’s drawn for the television shows Ugly Americans and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, and for Marvel, DC, and Dark Horse. Sikoryak has taught at The Center for Cartoon Studies and Parsons The New School for Design. Since 1997, he has presented his cartoon slide show series, Carousel, around the United States and Canada.R. Sikoryak is
the author of Masterpiece Comics (Drawn & Quarterly).
He’s adapted the classics for RAW, Black
Eye, Hotwire, Drawn & Quarterly, and The Graphic
Canon, among many other anthologies. He’s also drawn for The
Onion, The New Yorker, GQ, MAD, SpongeBob Comics, The
Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as well as special projects for Marvel,
DC, and Dark Horse. He’s done storyboards and character design work
for Augenblick Studios on several animated projects. Sikoryak teaches
in the illustration department at Parsons The New School for Design and at
the Center for Cartoon Studies, and he hosts the live cartoon slide show
series Carousel. See RSikoryak.com
KRIOTA WILLBERG teaches anatomy for cartoonists
and artists at The Center For Cartoon Studies, SOI/MoCCA, and other locations.
She has taught anatomy for dance at Marymount Manhattan College, Bard College,
and NYU, and pathology and massage techniques at the Swedish Institute College
of Health Sciences. Willberg writes, draws, needlepoints, and performs
about body-oriented sciences. Her mini comic/manual (NO) PAIN! is about injury prevention for cartoonists and drawers,
generally. Blogging as The Cinematologist, she examines medical themes
through the lens of Hollywood films. Her Pathology Laffs gag cartoons and minis have been seen live in
R.Sikoryak’s Carousel, and in a comics
store near you. Visit her blog, KriotaWelt.blogspot.com for more information.