Dive into the world of Hard Surface Design and learn to draw armour, weapons, vehicles and mechs! Peter Han will explain his process, do demos and give each of you individual feedback. Since observation plays a vital role in Concept Art and Illustration, on day 3 and 4 we’ll go on a field trip to the Styrian Armoury to study canons, muskets, swords and more from life.
The class is primarily traditional, but feel free to bring your own digital devices. Also take your portfolio with you to get even more feedback and advice!
The workshop is held at the Erzherzog-Johan-Salon (John of Austria Saloon) in Graz. The venue is easily accessible by car and public transport. There’s a basement carpark (10€/day) right below the venue and the next bus stop is 300 metres away (bus line 40, direction “Gösting”; bus station: “Anton-Kleinoscheg-Strasse”). We’ve also got a bakery/cafe (“Auer”) and a supermarket right next to our venue. The cafe serves delicious coffee, snacks and breakfast, so we can definitely recommend it to those who want to meet beforehand and enjoy breakfast together.
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The Styrian Armoury of Graz is the world’s largest collection of medieval armour and weaponry. The exhibition displays over 32.000 pieces on 4 floors, including plate armour, swords, muskets, cannons, pikes and more.
The roots of Dynamic Sketching go back to a class at Art Center College of Design, that was created and taught by Norm Schureman. Since he passed away in 2010, Peter Han has carried on his mentor’s legacy and teaches the principles of this class world wide.
The pillars of Dynamic Sketching are critical thinking, drawing from observation and the (de)construction of objects using simple shapes. Observation and shape breakdown are the foundation for creating successful and believable designs. Dynamic Sketching teaches you to understand your subject matter and helps you to build a strong visual library that is needed to work effectively as a designer, concept artist and illustrator on a daily basis.
Please check out Norm’s book “To Draw is to See” and Peter Han’s “Dynamic Bible” to learn more about this approach.