Wednesday, February 25, 2015

"Gehenna - Where Death lives" - Kickstarter is back~!!
If you like Japanese style horror films & practical effects, check this out:

Hiroshi Katagiri's "Gehenna - Where Death Lives" is back on Kickstarters~!!

The film is being made by lots of top special make up effect veteran in the industry including Spectral Motion, Steve Wang, Doug Jones and many more.

Let's help spread the word & contribute to get this project off the ground. Can't wait to see this film~

Sunday, February 8, 2015

CDA - Uninstructed Figure Drawing Workshop starts Tonight~!!

Hi Everyone,

CDA's Sunday "Uninstructed Short Pose Workshop" at starts today from 6PM~9PM.

$15 cash payment at the door. Coffee and cookies provided.

Concept Design Academy
55 Waverly Dr. Ste 106
Pasadena, CA 91105

Come join us at the workshop tonight~!!

PS - Here are a small samples of the figure quick sketches done from last year's uninstructored workshops :)


Thursday, February 5, 2015

CDA - Only Few Days Left for Spring Enrollment~!!

Hi Everyone,

       Just want to send a friendly reminder that we are only days away from the start of our Spring semester on Saturday, Feb. 7th.

At this moment, we still have some really great classes available including some popular classes with very few openings remaining.

If you have been wanting to signing up this Spring, this is your chance as classes will be starting this weekend~!!

Thanks again for your time and hope to see you in the new semester :)

Kevin Chen
Concept Design Academy

(To sign up, please visit our online enrollment store at

Friday, January 30, 2015

"Intro to Character Design" with Jose Lopez~!!

Art Director/Character Designer, Jose Lopez is returning to CDA to teach the "Intro to Character Design" class this Spring~!!

This is a great introductory course for artists who wish to learn more about the basic principals of character design and to build their portfolio for the industry.

Space is very limited, so sign up soon and hope to see you in class~!!

Monday, January 26, 2015

"Intro to Story Development" with Louie del Carmen~!!

Last 3 spots remaining for "Intro to Story Development" with Louie del Carmen~!!!

Louie is director/story artist at Dreamworks Animation. More samples of his work can be found here on his website. Check it out :)

This is a great class for anyone interested in learning about story structure and how to tell a story interestingly so your audience can relate to it. Story development skills learned from this class can be applied to a wide range of areas including storyboard, writing, illustration, project pitching or to help simply get a better at coming up and resolving stories.

Sign up soon, first class starts on Feb. 10th~!!


Rad Sechrist's "Intro to Comics" class - Comic page samples

Here are some sample from Rad Sechrist's comic book pages in Flight Comics.

Make sure to check out his "Intro to Comics" class starting up this Spring.

Class starts on Feb. 12th with only 1 spot remaining, so sign up soon~!!

For more samples of Rad's work, you can find them on his Tumblr page at:

Enjoy your visit :)