Tuesday, June 8, 2010

John K class

John K, the creator of "Ren and Stimpy" is teaching a class. Someone told me they thought it was expensive, but personally, I think it is extremely cheap. Here is why. You could go to a really expensive art school and still never learn how to draw because it's really rare to find people who know how to draw. Most people "cheat" by drawing really sloppy or only learning the surface features and memorizing flat shapes, but don't really know what's going on under the surface. If you can be one of the very rare people who actually knows how to draw, then you will go much further than the people around you. If you take his class (assuming you study really hard), you can make that money back in 1 illustration job, or a few days of freelance.

10 comments:

  1. You're right. But I'm wondering if John K. has that knowledge that you are talking about...

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  2. If you want a heavily Preston Blair based approach, with a lot of focus on hierarchy of forms, I'd say John K. is a really good bet. Although as a face-to-face teacher, I dunno, since he's famously abrasive. I'd say for $1,200, it's not a bad risk or anything.

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  3. Gabriele: I wish you taught a class. I would take it in a second. But, sadly, people like you and Rodolphe, and many of the other amazing animators, usually from Europe, don't teach. If you've ever tried finding teachers in the US, it's close to impossible.

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  4. I'd take it if I lived in L.A.
    John is a great teacher, I learned more from him than anyone. And reports of John being abrasive are exaggerated.
    S.

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  5. I too would take it. John is one of my all time favorite artist.

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  6. I learned more about animation from John than animation school(which I guess isn't saying much).

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  7. i'd definitely take this if i was out in LA. totally worth it for sure. the principles he's teaching apply to other styles of character animation as well, 1,200 is fully worth while, and probably cheaper than auditing a single college course!

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  8. Sounds interesting... for that price, i could take a course with you 3 times though ;) That said, i've been drawing from JohnK's Blair lessons and from your blog for the meantime. Taking a class would be really nice as you've stated it can accelerate your learning. Learning from Gabriele would be awesome too. hint, wink, hehe.

    -George

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  9. اهم شركات كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام كذلك معرض اهم شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام والخبر والجبيل والخبر والاحساء والقطيف كذكل شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة وتنظيف بجدة ومكافحة الحشرات بالخبر وكشف تسربات المياه بالجبيل والقطيف والخبر والدمام
    شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام
    شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام

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