July 15, 2011
This summer I’m teaching 8-19 year olds how to draw anime and manga. The class is at a community college in Walnut creek.
Apparently anime is all the rage with youngsters, and they had been complaining that there wasn’t an anime focused drawing class. So I was enlisted.
Though I must admit, since going to a geeky media arts focused art college, my love affair for anime has dropped off. Non the less, it’s a fairly simple vocabulary of figural abstraction, so I wasn’t intimidated at the prospect of teaching a class in it.
Now that I’m a few weeks into the course, I’ve actually been surprised how much easier drawing in this style is than I remembered.