JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles YouTube channel
If there’s a budding artist in your family, get out your sketchpads! Los Angeles-based illustrator and animator MinoMiyabi will be your guide through a series of short, fun instructional videos (7-10 minutes each) specially tailored for children & families – no experience required.
Each episode focuses on one subject, starting with creative variations on the classic ‘smiley face’ leading into drawing techniques for the development of more detailed facial expressions. The audience will be encouraged to apply the methods from all four episodes, referencing various Manga and Anime styles, to draw their own characters, family members, and animals.
Episode 4 | Drawing Characters in Perspective
In this fourth and final episode, MinoMiyabi will give a crash course in perspective drawing, one of the key tools to trick the human eye into thinking a drawing (or animation) is the real thing. Using the object of a ball, he’ll demonstrate the basics of volume and sightline, and then guide an exercise in transforming a circle to a sphere. Viewers will be encouraged to experiment with different angles - no math necessary! Finally, MinoMiyabi will share ways to keep practicing and expanding your skills. So, you’ll be ready to read your favorite Manga, or binge watch a new Anime, with a fresh perspective.
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Full Program Details | Episode 1 – Episode 4
Audience | Designed for families and kids of all ages!
Materials | Pen/pencil and paper
Videos | JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles YouTube channel
Born in Yokohama, Japan and based in Los Angeles, MinoMiyabi is an illustrator and animator focused on the balance of aestheticism and consistent logics. After developing his career in an animation studios as a layout artist/animator, he became a freelancer doing illustration, animation, storyboarding, and concept design for clients such as Walt Disney Imagineering and Shinca Entertainment founded by Shin Koyamada, a well-known actor in “The Last Samurai“.