Beginner Course: Ages 10+
Cost : $175
Drawing Anime & Manga is an 6-week course that moves through the foundations of illustration, through the lens of anime and manga. Students will follow along with the instructor as they learn the elements of creating simple shapes, 1-point perspective, figure drawing, scene composition, contrast and lighting, and ink and color. Students will end the course learning how to draw and ink their very own manga panels.
All supplies will be provided and are included in the course fee.
Each class is accompanied by anime music and references from popular anime series.
The work of Derrick Fields draws from complex narratives based on African American and Japanese media, culture, and nostalgia. Fields utilizes these influences to generate contemporary works while conducting themselves as an illustrator, 3D artist, and game designer. With each piece, Fields is challenged to produce layered stories that engage the viewer and empower underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.
Fields has collaborated with game designers, board game companies, and film productions. Currently, they are on their fourth development year of the upcoming indie game, Onsen Master. Fields has earned a B.S. in 3D Animation and Game Design and has a background in Illustration and Japanese.