Here are some Don’t Miss Events
It’s easy for art students interested in comics to try to emulate or copy the way their favorite artists draw without understanding how those very same artists learned or what they learned. It’s just like you can’t simply pick up a trumpet and play like Miles Davis; his music is a compilation of a series of experiences and partnerships with other artists that result in his sound.
There’s no free lunch; they learned through figure drawing classes to hone their skills; most of them studied the figure for years in order to develop their own styles and come to their own way of drawing. Students at PrattMWP are well versed in figure drawing; it’s ingrained into their daily life like breakfast. They learn gesture drawing, the forms of the skeletal and muscular structure and how the mass of the figure fits in space and how it is affected by light and shadow.
In Illustration class we draw Steve. Alternately dressed as a cowboy, a mafia hit man or maybe a ninja, today he is General Zaroff from Richard Connell’s story The Most Dangerous Game, complete with pith helmet, Red Ryder BB gun and a plastic skull for dramatic emphasis.