Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Obtained.....DISNEY MASTER INSTRUCTOR status...

So.  Yeah....that happened.

I was very humbled and lucky to be bequeathed a DISNEY MASTER INSTRUCTOR a few weeks ago and then to be a part of a panel discussing the heritage and teaching styles I use along with Karl Gnass, Dan Cooper and Bob Kato at the Studio.  It really was a treat and I was honored and very happy that Susan Karlin asked me to be a part of the show in addition to being at a booth for Wonder Con 2014!  

I suppose hard work and luck are a great combination.  Thank you everyone for coming out to check out my books, prints, new online videos for Cre8tiveMarks University as well as the Disney Master's Panel.  

MAC


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

WONDER CON 2014 & My "DISNEY MASTER INSTRUCTOR" Panel

• I'll be at WONDER Con this year again, in Small Press @ TABLE (SP-06) •

And I've been minted a DISNEY MASTER INSTRUCTOR recently and will be happily on a panel on Sunday at 12:30.  Please see the link if you're interested....it's been a good year and I'm happy to give back........SO HUGE discounts at my table:  The Art and Feel of Making It Real will sell for $20, as a way to say THANK YOU to all my friends, fans, co-workers and students!

The Panel:
http://wca2014.sched.org/event/e8a1bd6d7f421a786a9f5551833cb525#.U0L7XSjkqzY

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Update & EMERALD CON (Mar.28-30th): Table 712

It's been a crazy few months with work, freelancing, teaching and getting a proper website together for my new online school:  Cre8tiveMarks University.  But I'm happy to say, I'll be at Seattle's Emerald Con this coming week at TABLE #712.

Hope everyone is well and I'll see you there with a side of salmon...and some salmon jerky....and some oysters, and some beer to wash down the crab!

WOO,

MAC

Monday, January 06, 2014

New Winter Classes - STARTING SOON! - Happy 2014!

Winter Session Classes are STARTING SOON!

Ready for a fresh Cre8tive start for 2014?  I'll be instructing two Winter sessions at both The Union and 3Kicks Studios:


Union:

3Kicks Studios:

My Online University (for anyone out of town, all over the world):
http://www.cre8tivemarks.com/university.php

Best,

MAC

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Cre8tiveMarks University - LAUCHES VOL. 03 & VOL.04


Hey Guys,

I'm happy and very proud to introduce the THIRD & FORTH video in a new way of learning at Cre8tiveMarks University.  Volume 03 is in pre-order (due at the end of this month) and Volume 04 is READY FOR DOWNLOAD NOW!

Volume 03 is on the topic of sketchbooks, with a walk through over 20 personal sketchbooks talking about trick and things to accomplish while out in the field, attacking a new subject and how to think in order to get better to apply it to your craft at work!

Volume 04 is on the topic of Silhouettes and this is defiantly a GREAT video!  Pushing, pulling, adapting and growing are all the focus for this video and I'm very proud of it as it explains the beginning of my process of how to accomplish gesture:  Step 01 and beyond.


The files are up for download right now, and if you missed Volume 01 you can purchase that or both of them at a DISCOUNTED rate, for a limited time only just in time for CTN, which I'll be at TABLE T-088 if you're in the neck of the woods to say hello and talk art!


All my best and I'll be looking forward to seeing you soon on the digital airwaves,



MAC

Monday, November 11, 2013

Cre8tivemarks @ CTN: Table T-88 (Nov. 15-17)

It's that time of year again as Fall has dropped it's last leaves in preparation for winter, (on this side of the globe), and the CTN Animation Expo has almost arrived.  I'll be happily showing for my 5th year and very proud to offer new artwork, books and to introduce the all new Cre8tiveMarks University video series that's FINALLY AVAILABLE!  Come on by, the show is Nov. 15-17.

I'll be at Table:  T-88.  So stop on by and say hello, look at my new wares and just to chat.

Best,

MAC

Monday, October 07, 2013

Cre8tiveMarks U: VOLUME 02 is AVAILABLE NOW!


Hey Guys,

I'm happy and very proud to introduce the SECOND video in a new way of learning at Cre8tiveMarks University.  Volume 02 is now available for download!  

Within the last 5-6 years of teaching at The Walt Disney Company, Dreamworks and many of the most prestigious artistic and animation studios and institutions, I've been able to consolidate the primary needs for a working artist or hobbyist.  From fielding questions from giving lectures and traveling to conventions to sell my award winning book, The Art and Feel of Making It Real, I've been able to really grasp the needs of the working artist in today's environment.  Gone are the days of working 35 years in one particular studio and gaining a pension to retire on.  My process is an adaptable approach thinking about this "commercial art" as a conceptual understanding, making it easy to transfer the ideas and thinking directly into your particular field or part of the craft.

From beginner to professional, I wanted a global way to help and give back to the artists that are looking to get better and grow their talent, no mater what level you're on.  This University, the Cre8tiveMarks University is firsthand studio knowledge in the privacy of your own home, to be watched on your T.V., tablet or the phone in your pocket, any time…any place.  

Many of the topics in Volume 02 will be focusing on "warming up."  I show you how I approach tackling a new idea and exercises to stimulate the brain (both directly and indirectly) when approaching drawing - from figure drawing, to fun "blob sketching" all the way to memory sketching and why that is so crucial in seeing…..and interpreting instead of copying what you see in front of you.  All of these things you get to see first hand examples and watch as I talk about the many facets of figure drawing, such as how to light those forms and what to think about so you can use that knowledge to transfer it to your character/storyboarding/visual development and any type of illustration you're working on. 

The files are up for download right now, and if you missed Volume 01 you can purchase that or both of them at a DISCOUNTED rate, for a limited time only!




All my best and I'll be looking forward to seeing your soon on the digital airwaves,



MAC