Schedule

This is the entire schedule of panels and programming that happened during the 2021 LightBox Expo Online! You are able to rewatch any of the “Watch Forever” programming that is in orange. Enjoy!

The time zone is currently set to the Los Angeles time zone.

Live Only Watch Until 9/13 Watch Forever on lightboxexpo.com

Tuesday 9/7

6:20PM

Welcome to LightBox Expo Online!

Tuesday, September 7th - 6:20PM

Welcome to LightBox Expo Online 2021! Are you ready for 6 days of ART AWESOMENESS? It all starts today, Tuesday September 7, and LBX showrunners, Bobby Chiu and Jim Demonakos, are here to share some of the amazing events that will be kicking off the event! Take a stroll through the aisles of the virtual Artist Alley, shop the exclusive LBX Merch Store, and keep scrolling to check out the incredible list of events so you don’t miss out on any of the excitement!

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7:00PM

Wednesday 9/8

6:00AM

8:00AM

11:00AM

Thursday 9/9

9:30AM

12:00PM

1:00PM

Friday 9/10

7:30AM

Welcome to Friday at LightBox Expo!

Friday, September 10th - 7:30AM

This is when the floodgates open with over 400+ talks, panels, demos and presentations that happen over the next 3 days. Event ends on Sept 12, 2021 at 6pm PT!

Video Guestbook can be found HERE

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8:00AM

Relax, Drink and Draw

Marie-Alice Harel

Friday, September 10th - 8:00AM

Grab your favourite drink, a sketchbook and join me for an informal chat to spend some cosy time in good company with fellow creatives (and introverts, I suspect !). Working as a creative can be very isolating, so for once let’s get out of our caves and see how that goes. We can share the things we enjoy, the things we struggle with, or just sit quietly in a corner, that’s nice too.

Live Only

Understanding Appeal

Iris Muddy

Friday, September 10th - 8:00AM

join me as we investigate designing delicious imagery 🙂

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9:00AM

Discord Drawing Jam

David Levy, Tammy Wang, Masae Seki, Kofi Ofosu, Jorge R. Gutiérrez

Friday, September 10th - 9:00AM

Come and listen in to these amazing artists as they draw together on Magma Studio and chat about art!

To watch the drawing jams, please click into the LBX Live section and then click into the “Live Drawing Jam”

Live Only

Into the Fire: Bronze Patina Demo

Colin and Kristine Poole

Friday, September 10th - 9:00AM

During this 45 minute start-to-finish live patina demo, we’ll cover the basics of the bronze casting process. Colin will transform our newest bronze Talisman skull designs – Bobcat and Fox – plus a “Handling” from raw to finished bronze. He’ll show how all those cool colors are created using heat and chemicals. Transitions in color, layering and creating various patterns will be demonstrated.

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9:30AM

9B Collective: Meet the Founders

Phillip Boutte, Mike Uwandi, Aldis Hodge

Friday, September 10th - 9:30AM

Come and hang with the Co-Founders of 9B Collective, the first Black owned concept art studio. They will be answering your questions on all things process, portfolios and industry.

Access Passcode: +%5%oE+8

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Approaching 2D Animation

BJ Crawford

Friday, September 10th - 9:30AM

Approaching 2D Animation is both exciting and intimidating.

In this talk I will be covering two professional assignments that I worked on and one personal project in an effort to explain how I went about approaching the challenges of each.

The goal is to talk through the results of each approach and hopefully encourage and inspire my fellow animators in the industry.

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10:00AM

Illustration with Acrylic Markers

Angela Pan

Friday, September 10th - 10:00AM

Have you ever wanted to record moments from life or highlights from your travel as illustrations? Acrylic marker is a convenient and portable art medium that you can use to capture your memories as art. I’ll be demonstrating how I recreate some of my precious travel moments as small illustrations for my upcoming art book.

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90 Minutes Live Commission

Wendy Tan

Friday, September 10th - 10:00AM

This is a booking for a live commission with Wendy Tan at Lightbox Expo Online! She will be drawing commissions and chatting during the weekends.

Commissions will be digital and colored. Portrait, bust or full body are welcomed! Maximum 2 characters.
Samples: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/f7kkf1893nsp42b/AACt10YeD2ADJbSjKskNuk_Ga?dl=0
Booking slots: https://calendly.com/wendytansw/90min

Live Only

Departure: Exploring and Building Worlds

John Burton

Friday, September 10th - 10:00AM

John will demonstrate and discuss how he builds worlds while sharing his insights and experience. This will be a rare opportunity to hear how John transitioned from a successful career in the fine art world into being a visual development artist for major franchises in the entertainment industry and a production designer for a feature animation. *John is an instructor at Schoolism.

 

Passcode: 905152

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Tips and Tricks Demo with Pablo

Pablo Dominguez Aguilar

Friday, September 10th - 10:00AM

I will be doing a demo playing around with zbrush, blender and photoshop for 80min.

Live Only

Designing Textural Monsters

Jonathan Hardesty

Friday, September 10th - 10:00AM

How do you make a monster look more slimy, fluffy, or completely repulsive? Add a textural component of course! In this presentation Jon will be introduce students to the basics of painting textures and will weave that knowledge into a cool monster design. It’s going to be three hours of fun and learning. Students can bring their own monsters (or borrow Jon’s) and paint right along with him.

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LIVE STREAM 2D Animation Demo: Snow Bear

Aaron Blaise

Friday, September 10th - 10:00AM

Please join master animator & director Aaron Blaise (The Lion King, Beauty & The Beast, Brother Bear) as he demos his approach to 2D Hand Drawn Animation while working LIVE on his upcoming short film “Snow Bear”. He will be answering your questions as well!

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10:30AM

Discord Drawing Jam

Wyndham Batton, Alessandra Briggs, Clio Chiang, Robin Boonacker, Anthony Jones, Jake Parker, Naomi VanDoren, Michael Habib, Zac Retz

Friday, September 10th - 10:30AM

Come and listen in to these amazing artists as they draw together on Magma Studio and chat about art!

To watch the drawing jams, please click into the LBX Live section and then click into the “Live Drawing Jam”

Live Only

11:00AM

Linking Commissions to Personal Projects

Donato Giancola

Friday, September 10th - 11:00AM

Tapping into Personal Projects to fuel visual solutions to Commercial Commissions holds numerous benefits – from sustaining a high degree of motivational interest in the assignment, to fulfilling career milestones, developing new client bases, providing fresh and unexpected solutions for your projects, and lastly broadening your artistic aesthetics so you rarely experience professional burn-out.

 

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All about ART ANXIETY and how to BEAT IT

Danielle Pioli

Friday, September 10th - 11:00AM

From fear of drawing, to anxiety while staring at a blank page, to feeling overwhelmed even before starting a new piece, those could be signs that you are experiencing Art Anxiety. In this talk, we’re going to talk about this feeling that has been holding us back creatively and how to reverse it.

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How to Light a Landscape

James Gurney

Friday, September 10th - 11:00AM

James Gurney demos and answers questions as he paints a landscape outdoors. The presentation is a 15 minute long YouTube Premiere with live chat.

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Visual Storytelling

Colin and Kristine Poole

Friday, September 10th - 11:00AM

This live discussion is about how to use 2D and 3D art forms to create vivid works that draw viewers in and keep them engaged. From historical to contemporary works, we’ll show examples of extraordinary and often complex tales that are told through sculptures and paintings and explore ways to expand the story-telling potential of your own work.

Live Only

Changing Careers from Engineering to Art

Andy Cung

Friday, September 10th - 11:00AM

Andy Cung will share his journey on how he made the career switch from being an electrical engineer for 7 years to a storyboard artist and writer in animation and live action films.

Live Only

How I Improved My Art – Demo with Heikala

Heikala

Friday, September 10th - 11:00AM

Heikala is an artist based in Finland. She creates fantastical colored ink paintings with a goal to tell stories and bridge the divide between mundane and magical.

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11:30AM

12:00PM

How to Grow an Online Following

Jake Parker

Friday, September 10th - 12:00PM

With an online following of over half a million people across all social media accounts I’m sharing what I’ve learned in the last 10 years about what works with growing an audience for your work. I’ll go over timeless strategies, and not flavor-of-the-month tactics to help you get the most out of your social media posts.

 

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Live Demo – From Clay to Digital

Andrea Blasich

Friday, September 10th - 12:00PM

I will design a character in clay and bring it to CG. A quick view of my process.

Ask Andrea your questions here: Slido

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Caricature Elevated

Jason Seiler

Friday, September 10th - 12:00PM

Jason Seiler will start by sketching a few people from https://www.earthsworld.com/ while discussing the importance of exploring and pushing shape and form, which is key to developing strong character and feeling of your subject. Jason will choose his favorite sketch to paint, covering topics such as values, soft and hard edges, brushwork, aesthetics, and more!

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Mental Canvas: Drawing Reimagined

Julie Dorsey and Sam Nassour

Friday, September 10th - 12:00PM

In this presentation, Mental Canvas Founder Julie Dorsey and Concept Artist Sam Nassour will introduce and demonstrate Mental Canvas Draw. Mental Canvas takes drawing to a place it’s never been with spatial and temporal strokes, 3D navigation, and free-form animations — all drawn with the ease of pencil and paper.

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Colorscripts Walkthrough

Eusong Lee

Friday, September 10th - 12:00PM

Let’s talk about colorscripts! I’d love to share my experience with color design for series and shorts, including how colorscript can help art directing in a production.

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Discord Drawing Jam

Justin Kaufman, Erika Blazevic, Noa Katzir, Monica Magana, John Burton, Nikolai Lockertsen, Thomas Fluharty, Jim Bryson

Friday, September 10th - 12:00PM

Come and listen in to these amazing artists as they draw together on Magma Studio and chat about art!

To watch the drawing jams, please click into the LBX Live section and then click into the “Live Drawing Jam”

Live Only

From Storyboarding to Directing

Michelle Lam

Friday, September 10th - 12:00PM

I will have a casual discussion about my growth in the industry from a revisionist to storyboard artist to now assistant director at Tonko House for an upcoming series on Netflix. I’ll discuss what I’ve learned along the way, the do’s and don’ts, and tips for aspiring artists and directors. This presentation will be kept casual and open for Q+A throughout on Instagram Live.

Live Only

12:30PM

How to Draw your Dinosaur

Michael Habib, PhD

Friday, September 10th - 12:30PM

Some of the most requested creatures for films, games, and television are dinosaurs and dinosaur-inspired creatures. Join Paleontologist-Artist, Dr. Michael Habib, for a workshop on drawing dinosaur anatomy. We will discuss the latest developments from the science of paleontology relevant to artists and consider how to apply these ideas to fantasy builds. Plus, stories from Dr. Habib’s field site!

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1:00PM

Pastel Drawing in Procreate

Lane Brown

Friday, September 10th - 1:00PM

Lane Brown will showcase his drawing techniques in Procreate using his pastel brush set. He’ll also give advice to artists that are interested in applying traditional techniques to digital work. Questions for Lane can be posted here once Lightbox starts – https://proko.com/lbx-lanebrown

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3-2-1 DRAW! w/ RossDraws and Esben Lash

Ross Tran, Esben Lash

Friday, September 10th - 1:00PM

Play along with pro artists in this LIVE Art game! Viewers will supply the panel artists with three no-context words. The artists, as well as chat, will have these 3 words and 2 hours to make 1 drawing. Ross will be playing alongside former Riot Games splash artist Esben Lash. At the end, viewers can submit their own inspired pieces to be seen and reviewed by Ross and Esben. Estimated 3-4 hours.

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The Art of Following your Intuition

Mike Uwandi, Mikel Wellington, and Reggie Roquemore

Friday, September 10th - 1:00PM

Mike Uwandi, Mikel Wellington, and Reggie Roquemore discuss how relying on your instincts can help you land the industry job of your dreams and help you elevate your art to the next level.

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Fantastical Drawing and Illustration

Ahmed Aldoori

Friday, September 10th - 1:00PM

Do you like fantasy? Science fiction? Illustration? We will be diving into the fun creative process of creating images. It will be spontaneous, fantastical, and informative. See you there!

Live Only

Character Design Hangout with Ex-League of Legends Concept Artist

Zeronis

Friday, September 10th - 1:00PM

I’ll be focusing on working on one character design illustration so come hangout, chill, and draw with me.

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Casual Drawing Hangout and Animation Project

Michael Relth

Friday, September 10th - 1:00PM

I love the atmosphere at conventions and being able to walk up to an artist, say hello and build a relationship. Over the next 3 days, I’ll be doing a very interactive live stream while completing a project from start to finish. I want viewers to come up with ideas that influence the project. Come say hello while you wait for another panel, stick around and contribute ideas to the project, ask questions, or just hang out and lurk! More info here: https://michaelrelth.squarespace.com/stream-brief

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1:30PM

Discord Drawing Jam

Veronica Shomo, Naomi Baker, Andy Cung, Craig Mullins, Danielle Pioli, Charlotte Belland, Rad Sechrist

Friday, September 10th - 1:30PM

Come and listen in to these amazing artists as they draw together on Magma Studio and chat about art!

To watch the drawing jams, please click into the LBX Live section and then click into the “Live Drawing Jam”

Live Only

2:00PM

An Artist’s Journey Continues

Henry De Leon

Friday, September 10th - 2:00PM

I’ll be taking people through my journey as a Main Title Designer/ Graphic Designer to following a new career path in Animation. I’ll walk the audience through my work on Game of Thrones, Carnival Row and other title work to speak to what I learned and how I started to shift gears to doing illustration work in Character Design, Visual Development and concept art.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WILL BE ON ZOOM AND MAY HAVE LIMITED CAPACITY
Passcode: 3pabcf

Live Only

Draw, Chat, Webcomics!

Lucy Xue

Friday, September 10th - 2:00PM

Join me for a casual stream and ask me anything while I work on a promotional illustration for my webcomic, Ash in the Wind!

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Design & Sculpt Animated Characters

Brookes Eggleston

Friday, September 10th - 2:00PM

We’re creating designing and sculpting a secondary character live on stream for the Stormfellers animated pilot. We’ll talk about matching the style of the existing world, fulfilling the design needs of a character, and translating 2D to 3D.

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2:30PM

Painting Demo with Cárcamo

Gonzalo Cárcamo

Friday, September 10th - 2:30PM

I will be doing a 60 minute painting demo.

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3:00PM

Discord Drawing Jam

Mia Araujo, Alexandria Neonakis, Nathan Fowkes, Karla Castaneda

Friday, September 10th - 3:00PM

Come and listen in to these amazing artists as they draw together on Magma Studio and chat about art!

To watch the drawing jams, please click into the LBX Live section and then click into the “Live Drawing Jam”

Live Only

So What Do You Really Wanna Know?

Colin and Kristine Poole, Craig Elliott, Howard Lyon, Vonnart, Allen Williams

Friday, September 10th - 3:00PM

In this free-form discussion, a panel of top creatives from the fields of dimensional Concept Art, Fantasy and Imaginative Realism answer your burning art-related questions from process to business to inspiration. Bring it on!
45 minute live Panel Q&A

Passcode: 290043

Live Only

3:30PM

Reference Inspired Sketching

Peter Han

Friday, September 10th - 3:30PM

Peter Han will teach you how to use multiple references to inspire creative sketching. This demo is to highlight the Proko Challenge that starts at the beginning of Lightbox and is open to any artist that wants to participate. Challenge info, references and prize list can be found at https://proko.com/challenge

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3D Art: From Concept To Final Render

Dom Qwek

Friday, September 10th - 3:30PM

Dom will walk you through his process of creating his recent piece “Monolith” from concept to final render. We’ll talk about concepting, 3d modeling, texturing, lighting and rendering. The session will provide you with an understanding of the process from start to finish and also showcase the tools and techniques used.

Join Dom in the LBX Discord after for a LIVE Q&A!

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4:00PM

We Black Y’all: Creatives of Color

Brie Henderson, Marlon West, Bimpe Alliu, Chrystin Garland, Peter Ramsey, Abelle Hayford, DJ Welch, Everett Downing, Phil Boutte Jr.

Friday, September 10th - 4:00PM

Black artists from across the entertainment industry celebrate their stories and discuss their unique experiences during this live panel presentation. Moderated by Phillip Boutte, Co-Founder of 9B Collective

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Where do we go from here

Maxx Burman

Friday, September 10th - 4:00PM

I don’t want to talk about how to accomplish your goals, I don’t even want to talk about what it’s like to accomplish it. In this talk, lets look at what happens afterwards. It’s something we rarely talk about and if you’re goal driven like I am, you are probably so focused on accomplishing your goals that you haven’t thought much about what happens afterwards.

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Aki Talk- Mental Health for the Artist

Amber Aki Huang

Friday, September 10th - 4:00PM

After popular demand after last years LBX 2020, Aki is bringing back her Mental Health for the Artist Talk!

This is an open discussion on mental health, burn out, art block, and tips and tricks to help you establish a better emotional relationship and confidence with you art !

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4:30PM

Discord Drawing Jam

Christopher Sanders, Rae Crawford, Michael Relth, Jonathan Hardesty, Sam Yang, Jennifer Wuestling, Betsy Bauer, Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn, Luna Vargas

Friday, September 10th - 4:30PM

Come and listen in to these amazing artists as they draw together on Magma Studio and chat about art!

To watch the drawing jams, please click into the LBX Live section and then click into the “Live Drawing Jam”

Live Only

5:00PM

Drawing Creatures in Col-Erase

Brynn Metheney

Friday, September 10th - 5:00PM

Join me for a session of drawing creatures in pencil! I’ll cover the basics of working in Col-Erase Pencils and show techniques I like to use with a variety of drawing tools on paper. Come ready to draw along! This session will be recorded and available to watch after the live broadcast!

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TIPS for your Animation Career!

Christophe Lautrette, Diana Ling, Isaac Orloff, Perry Maple

Friday, September 10th - 5:00PM

This panel includes Vis Dev artists and Art Directors talking and sharing tips for an Animation career. It will explain how to go from being an art student to becoming a Vis Dev artist, leading to art direction and production design.

Access Passcode: 0H2nj3$e

 

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Forging Your Artistic Journey

Iain McCaig, Armand Baltazar, Paul Tobin

Friday, September 10th - 5:00PM

Join Master Storyteller, Concept Artist, and Filmmakers: Iain McCaig ‘Lucasfilm/Marvel Studios, Armand Baltazar ‘Pixar/Disney/DreamWorks and Paul Tobin ‘Weta Workshop as they share their advice and insights from a career spent in the entertainment industry and reflect on how those experiences shaped and inspired their own creative projects.

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Tea time and draw together!

Daisy Muradyan

Friday, September 10th - 5:00PM

Hello, I’m Daisy, a freelance illustrator based in Seattle. I haven’t followed a traditional path (a.k.a. art school) to becoming a professional artist. Instead I’ve grown through self-directed online tutorials and classes from amazing artists. Grab your tea, coffee or favorite drink and join me while we relax, chat and create characters based on your suggestions! You can find more information at https://ladychamomile.ink/lbx2021

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5:30PM

Grab a Beer and a Pencil

Danielle Pioli

Friday, September 10th - 5:30PM

Super casual hangout to sketch and answer your questions on Art Anxiety, burnout, mental health, and whatever questions you may have 🙂

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6:00PM

Game Industry Ready (Portfolio Review)

Raf Grassetti and Dela Longfish

Friday, September 10th - 6:00PM

Raf and Dela will talk about what to focus on and how to prepare your portfolio for the game industry by talking about experiences and reviewing portfolios from the attendees. Link for portfolio review will be sent out prior to the presentation on social media channels.

Live Only

Designing a Fantasy Creature

Luis Huerta

Friday, September 10th - 6:00PM

I will explain my character design process from start to finish. From research and thumbnailing to final color illustration.

Live Only

Discord Drawing Jam

Yingjue Chen, Jie Deng, Cassey Kuo, Monika Norcross-Cerminara, Amber Aki Huang, Brigitte Roka, Bernard Lee

Friday, September 10th - 6:00PM

Come and listen in to these amazing artists as they draw together on Magma Studio and chat about art!

To watch the drawing jams, please click into the LBX Live section and then click into the “Live Drawing Jam”

Live Only

6:30PM

7:00PM

Black N Animated – Breaking in While Black

Breana Williams, Waymond Singleton, Neil Wade, Myra Thompkins

Friday, September 10th - 7:00PM

BNA leaders will share advice for prospective black creatives seeking careers in the animation Industry. Our Presenters will give a brief introduction to who they are, then discuss broad topics such as navigating breaking in to the industry from a black perspective, and offering financial advice for moving, school alternatives, networking, community and share more about BNA as a whole.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WILL BE ON ZOOM AND MAY HAVE LIMITED CAPACITY
Passcode: 807440

Live Only

7:30PM

Discord Drawing Jam

Karla Castaneda, Alix Harris, Syd Weiler, Noa Katzir

Friday, September 10th - 7:30PM

Come and listen in to these amazing artists as they draw together on Magma Studio and chat about art!

To watch the drawing jams, please click into the LBX Live section and then click into the “Live Drawing Jam”

Live Only

8:00PM

Character Design Demo: Part 1

Greg Baldwin

Friday, September 10th - 8:00PM

Greg Baldwin will be livestreaming his process and techniques for designing stylized characters. Each night will focus on different examples of designing characters, such as peculiar creatures, overzealous robots or even brooding demons. Rough sketches will be available for each stream for free to download on Gumroad for those who feel like drawing along.

Live Only

How to draw like Kim Jung Gi

Kim Jung Gi

Friday, September 10th - 8:00PM

This is Kim Jung Gi’s first appearance in 2021 for fans in the United States.
Kim Jung Gi will share his creative thinking process, share his methods and techniques with a traditional medium.
The entire presentation will be translated into English and we will take Q&A through the comment thread in the youtube stream.

Live Only

Marvel Studios Visual Development: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Andy Park, Jackson Sze, Anthony Francisco, Jana Schirmer, and Adam Ross

Friday, September 10th - 8:00PM

Join Marvel Studios Visual Development artists Andy Park, Jackson Sze, Anthony Francisco, Jana Schirmer, and Adam Ross as they discuss their experience creating designs for the latest MCU film installment, Marvel Studios’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

Live Only

Plein air painting/Pintura al aire libre

Gloria Felix

Friday, September 10th - 8:00PM

Gloria is an illustrator and vis dev artist from Michoacan Mexico. In this presentation she will talk about what she uses to do plein-air studies to inform her use of color for concept art. She will do a quick demo using watercolor.
Gloria will be answering questions about pleinair painting and working in the industry in english and spanish.

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8:30PM

Mech Design : Let’s SKETCH!

Esther Wu

Friday, September 10th - 8:30PM

Only mechs are allowed! We’ll go through prompts to start designing and sketching, only focused on quick ideation, and shape design.

We’ll go over shape language, visual hierarchy — Sketch along if you want! It will be a mix of lecture & demo.

Live Only

9:00PM

10:00PM

Discord Drawing Jam

Rio Skywalker, Tristan Yuvienco, Karla Circe, Esther Wu, Kofi Ofosu

Friday, September 10th - 10:00PM

Come and listen in to these amazing artists as they draw together on Magma Studio and chat about art!

To watch the drawing jams, please click into the LBX Live section and then click into the “Live Drawing Jam”

Live Only

Saturday 9/11

12:00AM

Forever Fighting the Habit Rabbit

Even Mehl Amundsen

Saturday, September 11th - 12:00AM

Thoughts and rambling ruminations about concept design and how to do noble battle against the beasts that lurk in the shadows of unconscious habits, breeding cliches.

Live Only

1:00AM

Discord Drawing Jam

John Nevarez

Saturday, September 11th - 1:00AM

Come and listen in to these amazing artists as they draw together on Magma Studio and chat about art!

To watch the drawing jams, please click into the LBX Live section and then click into the “Live Drawing Jam”

Live Only

2:30AM

Discord Drawing Jam

Aleksi Briclot

Saturday, September 11th - 2:30AM

Come and listen in to these amazing artists as they draw together on Magma Studio and chat about art!

To watch the drawing jams, please click into the LBX Live section and then click into the “Live Drawing Jam”

Live Only

4:30AM

Discord Drawing Jam

Armand Serrano, TB Choi

Saturday, September 11th - 4:30AM

Come and listen in to these amazing artists as they draw together on Magma Studio and chat about art!

To watch the drawing jams, please click into the LBX Live section and then click into the “Live Drawing Jam”

Live Only

7:00AM

Life as a Freelancer – Worklife Balance

DJ Welch, Karla Ortiz, Armand Baltazar, Brian Matyas

Saturday, September 11th - 7:00AM

Lightbox joins DJ Welch on his channel Animators vs Games as he talks with mega-talented artists Brian Matyas, Armand Baltazar and Karla Ortiz. They tell stories of the entertainment industry, how they met/worked together, and how to stay healthy working over the years, while mitigating injuries. Also, they goof a lot.

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Discord Drawing Jam

David Levy, Yori Narpati, Michael Daley, Noa Katzir, Gloria Félix, Charles Santoso, Gary Plummer

Saturday, September 11th - 7:00AM

Come and listen in to these amazing artists as they draw together on Magma Studio and chat about art!

To watch the drawing jams, please click into the LBX Live section and then click into the “Live Drawing Jam”

Live Only

7:30AM

8:00AM

Silly Ugly Simple

Danielle Pioli

Saturday, September 11th - 8:00AM

Com draw silly, ugly, simple little things to beat perfectionism, anxiety, creative block – on MAGMA Studio.
Join me in rediscovering the joy of drawing with freedom and playfulness after almost quitting art.

Live Only

8:30AM

Get the Gig!

Ariel Goldberg

Saturday, September 11th - 8:30AM

Ever wonder, “Why don’t I EVER get a response to my emails?” Or… “Why does every recruiter give me portfolio advice that COMPLETELY CONTRADICTS what the last recruiter said??” Ariel Goldberg was both a struggling artist and a working artist before becoming a recruiter. This presentation offers you his well-rounded perspective and a METHOD you can apply to getting work in Animation and Games.

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9:00AM

Visual Development for Picture Books

Noah J Klocek

Saturday, September 11th - 9:00AM

This will be a big picture presentation about how to build characters and worlds for Picture Books using Visual Development. We will go from the manuscript breakdown to the final illustration, with stops in character design, environment design, color design, and more. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A.

Live Only

Visual Development

Mehrdad isvandi

Saturday, September 11th - 9:00AM

I will draw, sketch and explain what’s good for CG production.

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Environment Painting

Kalen Chock

Saturday, September 11th - 9:00AM

Let’s talk about Environment Design, some of the tips and tricks on how I approach them, as well as common mistakes and how to solve them!

Passcode: ALOHALBX20211234

Live Only

Discord Drawing Jam

John Hoffman, Wendy Tan, Chase Conley, Christophe Lautrette, Brynn Metheney, Thomas Fluharty, Robert Kondo, Jason Seiler, Elsa Chang, Sarah Dahlinger

Saturday, September 11th - 9:00AM

Come and listen in to these amazing artists as they draw together on Magma Studio and chat about art!

To watch the drawing jams, please click into the LBX Live section and then click into the “Live Drawing Jam”

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10:00AM

Live Demo – From Clay to Digital – Day 2

Andrea Blasich

Saturday, September 11th - 10:00AM

I will design a character in clay and bring it to CG. A quick view of my process.

Ask Andrea your questions here: Slido

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Character Design Process

Karl Kopinski

Saturday, September 11th - 10:00AM

See how fantasy illustrator and sketch artist Karl Kopinski approaches character design using traditional materials (pen, pencil, paper). Submit questions for Karl during the demo – https://proko.com/lbx-karlkopinski

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Discovering new shapes for design ideas

Stephen Silver

Saturday, September 11th - 10:00AM

In this one hour drawing session we will be drawing the whole time as we dive into finding character and shape inspiration through a variety of objects that I will be providing. This is a great way to loosen up and truly tap into your creativity. I will open up the session at the end for Q&A.

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Illustration Demo Live

Richard Méril

Saturday, September 11th - 10:00AM

Hi, Everyone! I’m going to show you, humbly, how I create some of my art by creating a new illustration live just for the occasion !

It’s gonna be a good opportunity to talk about the process, illustration, the animation industry, etc… Hope to see you there!

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Tactile Portraiture

Bernard Lee

Saturday, September 11th - 10:00AM

Join illustrator and painter Bernard Lee as he shares his perspective and straightforward approach to painting a tactile portrait in Photoshop. This 60-90 minute demo will be great for traditional artists looking to bridge the gap to digital or even vice versa!

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Negotiation Skills for Artists

Anoosha Syed

Saturday, September 11th - 10:00AM

While negotiation might seem like a difficult, or even foreign topic in the world of illustration, as a freelancer it’s a skill that is important to learn! In this lecture, professional illustrator Anoosha Syed will be sharing negotiation tips so you will have the confidence and knowledge to be able to fight for fairer fees and contracts.

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Live Digital Painting

Jason Chan

Saturday, September 11th - 10:00AM

Digital Artist, Jason Chan, will be painting live and talking with the audience, sharing tips, stories, and answering questions. This will be an informal stream for hanging out, doing art, and chatting.

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Managing A Successful Career From Home

Djamila Knopf, Lorena Lammer, Kim Myatt, Luisa Preissler

Saturday, September 11th - 10:00AM

Join four freelance artists as they talk about managing a successful art career from home: How to get started, present yourself online, manage the day-to-day, take care of your mental and physical health, and much more!
@djamilaknopf, @amaretta_, @ysvyri, @luisapreissler

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How to Paint Light! Digital Paint Demo

Aaron Blaise

Saturday, September 11th - 10:00AM

Watch as artist & animation legend Aaron Blaise, (The Lion King, Mulan, Aladdin) demos his approach to digital painting in Photoshop. He will be focusing on how to get believable light & shadows and more. He will also be answering your questions.

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Growing on Social Media for Artists

Michelle Lam

Saturday, September 11th - 10:00AM

A casual conversation about the benefits of growing on social media for any artists out there. Whether if it’s for professional or personal reasons, there are many ways social media can help an artist grow a business or seek their authentic voice. This conversation will be open to Q+A at the end on Instagram Live.

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Painting & Animating a small scene in Procreate and Lumafusion

Nikolai Lockertsen

Saturday, September 11th - 10:00AM

I will paint an environment in Procreate and make it into a small movie-scene in Lumafusion. I will put in a already animated character, but the rest we do on the fly.
A small taste of things I am doing in my NEW Schoolism course!!!

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Sketching Session with Ironwood Wolves

Charlotte Belland

Saturday, September 11th - 10:00AM

Join Charlotte Belland as she hosts wolf ambassadors from Ironwood Wolves for an interactive sketch session. On-line guests can join via IG Live and Central Ohio guests can join in-person (limited reservations). Enjoy the playful personalities of ambassador wolves as you fill your sketchbook with wolf drawings.

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Coloring with gradient maps demo

Vixiearts

Saturday, September 11th - 10:00AM

In this demo I’ll show you how to take a b/w drawing to color using gradient maps in Photoshop

Live Only

10:30AM

Interpreting Complexity

Tiffanie Si Liang Mang

Saturday, September 11th - 10:30AM

So many times when we see a photo we want to paint, we are bombarded with all the small nuances that make up picture. How do we push past the complexity to truly see the simple cogs that make up the image, and translate that into our own painting? In this demo, I will be showing how I interpret a photo from the inside out to be able to quickly create a readable engaging image in no time.

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Character Design-A-Thon: 2!

Nicholas Kole, James Castillo Murphy, Claire Hummel

Saturday, September 11th - 10:30AM

Character Design-A-Thon 2 is the much anticipated sequel to last year’s first ever Character-Design-A-Thon: an all-day, live character design stream hosted by Nicholas Kole (Spyro, Crash Bandicoot 4), with guest artists Claire Hummel, James Castillo, and more! We’ll walk through our processes from idea to finished art, and chat casually about the industry, while answering questions from the chat.

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11:00AM

Let’s paint a landscape!

Angela Sung

Saturday, September 11th - 11:00AM

Grab your iPad/gouache/pencil/whatever medium you want and paint a landscape with me! We will be doing a quick block-in to practice our simplification, design, and color knowledge! I hope you enjoy it 🙂

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Creating an illustration – A to Z

Denis Zilber

Saturday, September 11th - 11:00AM

Creating a cartoon style illustration from the very rough sketch to the final color.

Passcode: lightbox

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Character Concept DEMO for Film

Rodney Fuentebella

Saturday, September 11th - 11:00AM

I will be going through my process of how I come up with character designs that I have used in my 10+ years working in Marvel Studios. Please join me as I will go through the how to create iconic characters and what I go through to think of designs that has worked in the various movies, shows, and attractions in my years working in the entertainment industry. It should be fun!

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A Journey of an Artist

Atey Ghailan

Saturday, September 11th - 11:00AM

My own journey from law school to working in the entertainment industry and ultimately opening my own studio. I want to share the things I’ve learned and where I failed, and I hope my experiences can help other upcoming and professional artists.

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The Secrets to Creating a Portfolio

Justin Copeland

Saturday, September 11th - 11:00AM

I’ve been working in animation for just over 11 years and a few things stick out to me for artists who want to break in. Most struggle with even getting started on a portfolio! What are directors looking for? How can my portfolio stand out from the rest? Follow me as I walk you through what I would put into my portfolio!

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Rendering Cuteness!

Ellie Horie

Saturday, September 11th - 11:00AM

Come watch me render one of my original characters! See my workflow and how I approach painting a furry and cuddly character.

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Embracing an Adventurous Career

Betsy Bauer

Saturday, September 11th - 11:00AM

Careers are rarely a straight path–this is an in-depth discussion on my personal experience with taking big leaps, rolling with the punches, and embracing the journey.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WILL BE ON ZOOM AND MAY HAVE LIMITED CAPACITY
Passcode: 069514

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Painting an Alleyway in Gouache

James Gurney

Saturday, September 11th - 11:00AM

Gurney demonstrates how to paint a realistic street scene using a gradient wash created with a brayer.

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Design and Sculpt an Animated Character

Brookes Eggleston

Saturday, September 11th - 11:00AM

Part II of our process designing a character intended for animation! This character will be used in the pilot for the Stormfellers animated series- we’ll continue our talk on understanding the needs of the design, and translating a 2D design into a 3D rig!

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Torch and Flame: Bronze Patina Demo

Colin and Kristine Poole

Saturday, September 11th - 11:00AM

During this start-to-finish live patina demo, we’ll cover the basics of the bronze casting process. Colin will transform a Grand Tusker Warthog and Mink Talisman Skulls plus a “Handling” from raw to finished bronze. He’ll show how all those cool colors are created using heat and chemicals. Transitions in color, layering and creating various patterns will be demonstrated.

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From Storyboarding to Screenwriting

Andy Cung

Saturday, September 11th - 11:00AM

Andy Cung will share his experience of bridging the gap from storyboarding to screenwriting and how they both have worked together to reinforce and re-inform one another.

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Coffee and Draw with Me

Calista Loh

Saturday, September 11th - 11:00AM

During this year’s Lightbox Artist Alley you can choose to come and chill out with me, Calista, a working video game concept artist! We’ll be streaming on Saturday the 11th of September and the following Sunday. Sit back, grab a cup of coffee, for we will be discussing on Saturday techniques, practices, and things learned along the way. On Sunday, however, it will be a unique topic of discussion; “Style Identity Crisis”. Have you been there? Can’t wait to meet you all!

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11:30AM

Sketch & Stream

Dawn Carlos

Saturday, September 11th - 11:30AM

A casual stream for hour or so of sketching and hanging out on Twitch with concept artist Dawn Carlos. Break out your sketchbooks or just join in for some casual conversation and drawing!

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Ask Me Anything / Art Chat

Maciej Kuciara

Saturday, September 11th - 11:30AM

On Saturday afternoon I will be answering questions from live audience as well as chatting about my recent projects, learning new skills and finding your own voice in art.

Live Only

12:00PM

1:00PM

How To Make the Leap Into Directing Animation

Michelle Wong (Producer, VIVO), Justinian Huang (VP, Creative, Sony Pictures Animation), and moderated by Alison Mann (Fourth Wall Management, CEO/Co-Founder of the BRIC Foundation). Produced by CAPE.

Saturday, September 11th - 1:00PM

The pathways to becoming a director in animation have evolved as the desire for authentic storytelling and diverse ideas is opening the door to historically underrepresented creatives. Join a producer, film exec, and manager as they discuss this new paradigm, how you might prosper in it, and the inaugural CAPE Animation Directors Accelerator! Followed by a Q&A.
Presented by BRIC Foundation & CAPE.

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Drawing Tips & Tricks

Eva Balloon

Saturday, September 11th - 1:00PM

On this stream I’m going to show my drawing process and share some useful tips & tricks of rendering.

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Paint-over Feedback

Esben Lash

Saturday, September 11th - 1:00PM

Want to learn how to improve your paintings? Let’s dive into others’ work and learn how we can from each other’s mistakes.

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Zbrush work session with Damon Bard

Damon Bard

Saturday, September 11th - 1:00PM

Zbrush character demo.

 

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How to Push the Character Proportion

TB Choi

Saturday, September 11th - 1:00PM

Join TB Choi for a small workshop on character design.

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LIVE-Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast w/ Chris Sanders!

Tom and Tony Bancroft, Chris Sanders

Saturday, September 11th - 1:00PM

Tom and Tony Bancroft bring a LIVE edition of The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast with special guest – Chris Sanders!

Join in with the BBros as they chat with Sanders about working together at Disney on films like Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Mulan and Lilo and Stitch. As well as his Dreamworks films, How to Train Your Dragon, The Croods and many more. Be a part of the fun as the podcast unfolds with you in the audience! Audience Q&A too! This will be live-streamed at Pencilish Studios YouTube page. Be waiting on the page right at 1pm PST!

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Painting Powerful Ladies

Din Duarte (Mad Boogie)

Saturday, September 11th - 1:00PM

Amanda (Din) is going to be painting one of Gus’ drawings live, and encourages anyone to join in!
A file with some finished lines will be available for download, and we’ll be talking about process, bringing life to drawings through colors and rendering techniques.

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WIA Presents: Showing Up! How to Navigate Your Career

Anna Kvorning, Matt Roberts, Doeri Welch, Melanie Young, Moderator: Camille Eden

Saturday, September 11th - 1:00PM

Join recruiters from some of the top studios for gaming, features, television and stop motion animation as they share best practices, helpful tips and walk you through how to navigate your job search from prep through follow up.

Moderator: Camille Eden VP, Animation Recruitment – Nickelodeon Animation Studio & Talent Development Chair, WIA

Anna Kvorning, Head of Staffing – LAIKA

Doeri Welch, Senior Manager People Acquisition, Creative at Madison Square Garden Entertainment Company – MSG Sphere

Matt Roberts, Senior Artistic Recruiter – Walt Disney Animation Studios

Melanie Young, Manager, Recruitment – Nickelodeon Animation Studio

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From God of War to the MCU and Beyond

Charlie Wen

Saturday, September 11th - 1:00PM

Charlie Wen, founder & former Head of Marvel Studios Visual Development department and creator of God of War’s Kratos, discusses getting into the industry, leading across multiple mediums, overcoming the hurdle of heading & building the core design of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and through it all, continuing the passion.

You can also check out Charlie on his Discord here

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Discord Drawing Jam

Shauna Lynn Panczyszyn, Everett Downing, Michael Knapp, Louis Gonzales, Hicham Habchi, Chiara Benedetti, Dan LuVisi, Erika Worthylake, Stephen Silver, Victoria Ying

Saturday, September 11th - 1:00PM

Come and listen in to these amazing artists as they draw together on Magma Studio and chat about art!

To watch the drawing jams, please click into the LBX Live section and then click into the “Live Drawing Jam”

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Casual Drawing Hangout and Animation Project

Michael Relth

Saturday, September 11th - 1:00PM

I love the atmosphere at conventions and being able to walk up to an artist, say hello and build a relationship. Over the next 3 days, I’ll be doing a very interactive live stream while completing a project from start to finish. I want viewers to come up with ideas that influence the project. Come say hello while you wait for another panel, stick around and contribute ideas to the project, ask questions, or just hang out and lurk! More info here: https://michaelrelth.squarespace.com/stream-brief

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Eclipse Universe project

Marcin Rubinkowski

Saturday, September 11th - 1:00PM

Eclipse Project – Chronicles from Collapsing Universe personal project that each of us should roll in free time to not related only to clients but to ourselves. Next steps review and some short demo.

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3D Shop Talk – Concepts, Creatures and Clays II

Colin and Kristine Poole

Saturday, September 11th - 1:00PM

A panel of top sculptors from the fields of dimensional Concept Art, Fantasy and Imaginative Realism chat on a number of topics including the good, the bad and the ugly in sculpting materials and concept and creature development.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WILL BE ON ZOOM AND MAY HAVE LIMITED CAPACITY
Passcode: 064797

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Character Design Hangout with Ex-League of Legends Concept Artist

Paul Kwon

Saturday, September 11th - 1:00PM

I’ll be focusing on working on one character design illustration so come hangout, chill, and draw with me.

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Faery Workout with Watercolors

Iris Compiet

Saturday, September 11th - 1:00PM

Join Iris Compiet (Faeries of the Faultlines) as she creates a brand new faery using watercolor!

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1:30PM

Caricature for the Character Designer

Manny Avetisyan

Saturday, September 11th - 1:30PM

Award-winning Caricature artist Manny Avetisyan takes you through process he uses to create his highly-exaggerated caricatures of people – a skill that’s great for any artist to acquire, but especially useful for character designers. The 2-hour presentation will be done live via zoom.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WILL BE ON ZOOM AND MAY HAVE LIMITED CAPACITY
Meeting password: 0QVKk1

You can email Manny your reference photo and possibly get drawn: Mannyaveti@gmail.com

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An Animation Mukbang

Maggie Kang, Linda Chen, Helen Chen, Andy Cung

Saturday, September 11th - 1:30PM

Last year’s event was such a hit we decided to do it again! We’ll be talking animation industry stuff, sharing personal stories from our experiences working at various studios and productions, and taking Q’s from the audience – All while eating spicy buddaecchigae. It’ll be casual, fun and who knows?… Maybe some surprise guests will make an appearance!

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WILL BE ON ZOOM AND MAY HAVE LIMITED CAPACITY
Passcode: 811080

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Lighting Basics

Jake Panian

Saturday, September 11th - 1:30PM

A short presentation regarding basic lighting concepts and how these concepts relate to process and style.

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Finding Your Artistic Style! – with J. Scott Campbell

J. Scott Campbell

Saturday, September 11th - 1:30PM

Artist J. Scott Campbell gives you his own personal take on the age old discussion of “discovering your own personal art style!” A creator with nearly 3 decades in the business, Campbell has had great success in the fields of comic books, creator owned properties, statue design and much more and has had a great deal of experience in the areas of marketing and branding his own unique signature style.

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Character Illustration Demo and Q&A

Grace Kum

Saturday, September 11th - 1:30PM

Come bring your drinks and chat together as Grace will attempt to do a live demo and answer your questions about attending school and classes. Then how she entered into the industry and learned to adapt and goof around.
We’ll talk about your curiosities of work environments, learning to how one can adapt, and the general strive to keep up with building mental health in demanding environments.

Passcode: LBX21

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The Comic Book Corner

Bill Presing, Sanford Greene, Stephan Franck, Joelle Jones, Tula Lotay, Jen Bartel. Moderator: Jim Demonakos

Saturday, September 11th - 1:30PM

From comic books and graphic novels to cartoons in newspapers and magazines, these top comic illustrators know a thing or two about creating illustrations in a variety of formats. Today, they’re coming together to talk about their design choices, art styles, and the creative freedom they have working as comic artists.

 

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2:00PM

VR + UNREAL + PS Demo Presentation

Armand Serrano

Saturday, September 11th - 2:00PM

Armand will demonstrate his environment design process starting with the use of Oculus VR using Adobe Medium App, then set dressing/rendering using Unreal Engine, then final paint over in Photoshop.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WILL BE ON ZOOM AND MAY HAVE LIMITED CAPACITY
Passcode: serrano

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Academic Demo

Jeff Watts

Saturday, September 11th - 2:00PM

Fine artist, teacher, and founder of the Watts Atelier, Jeff Watts, will go live and continue working on a long graphite figure drawing and talk about graphite figure rendering techniques. If there’s time for questions Jeff will be taking them from the Proko community – https://proko.com/lbx-jeffwatts

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Intro to Kidlit for Illustrators

Steph Laberis

Saturday, September 11th - 2:00PM

A comprehensive guide to working in children’s book illustration, covering topics from basic terminology to how find an agent, how to approach publishers, common portfolio mistakes & more. I will also relate my particular journey into kidlit & how it has overlapped with my career in animation. Live painting demo plus Q&A session if time permits!

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A Story Artist’s Journey

Donna Lee

Saturday, September 11th - 2:00PM

Donna Lee is an LA based story artist who has worked at Disney Animation, Netflix, DreamWorks and more. In this panel, Donna will be sharing how she got into industry and her insight of what it’s like to be a story artist in feature animation. Topics such as how to build engaging story portfolios, what to expect in a job, and how to hone your voice will be included.

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Designing Marvel Studios’ Scarlet Witch!

Andy Park with special guests: Jackson Sze, Jana Schirmer, Anthony Francisco, and Phil Saunders

Saturday, September 11th - 2:00PM

Marvel Studios’ Director of Visual Development Andy Park LIVE discussion about helping to design Wanda Maximoff through the years to her emergence as the Scarlet Witch in the hit Disney+ show WandaVision! Special appearances by Visual Development team members Jackson Sze, Anthony Francisco, Jana Schirmer and Phil Saunders! Since this will be LIVE questions will be welcomed. Join us for the fun!

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Creating the Illustrated Novel, Part 2

Armand Baltazar, Iain McCaig, Victoria Ying, Greg Manchess, Betsy Peterschmidt, moderated by Mia Araujo

Saturday, September 11th - 2:00PM

Whether you’re creating an illustrated novel or a graphic novel, writing and illustrating your own story is an epic undertaking! Join artist-authors Armand Baltazar, Iain McCaig, Victoria Ying, Greg Manchess, and Betsy Peterschmidt for a conversation moderated by Mia Araujo about the next step in bringing your own story to life.

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Draw, Chat, Webcomics!

Lucy Xue

Saturday, September 11th - 2:00PM

Join me for a casual stream and ask me anything while I work on a promotional illustration for my webcomic, Ash in the Wind!

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2:30PM

Discord Drawing Jam

Brie Schmida, Harmony Gong, Heidi Neunhoffer, Tyler Ellis, Wendy Tan, Alix, Seo Kim, Trent Kaniuga, Michael Bear, Kim Herbst

Saturday, September 11th - 2:30PM

Come and listen in to these amazing artists as they draw together on Magma Studio and chat about art!

To watch the drawing jams, please click into the LBX Live section and then click into the “Live Drawing Jam”

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Creativity & The Inner Child

Danielle Pioli

Saturday, September 11th - 2:30PM

How to unleash your creativity and be more playful in your creations and life.
In this talk, we’re gonna go through what the Inner Child represents, how it manifests when wounded, how it manifests when healthy, and how we can begin to heal the inner child to improve creativity and playfulness as artists.

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3:00PM

Draw From Sketch to Finish with Dannifs

Danni Fisher-Shin

Saturday, September 11th - 3:00PM

A casual hangout with animator / illustrator Danni Fisher-Shin (@dannifs) as she walks through the process of creating one of her illustrations, from concept through finished piece. This will be a pre-edited process video with a thorough workflow breakdown and Q&A throughout. Draw along if you like, ask questions, and just chat as if we’re all hanging out IRL at the expo!

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Studying a flower in my garden

Yangtian Li

Saturday, September 11th - 3:00PM

A relaxing live stream on ipad doing a study in my garden

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Live Drawing & Chatting with liliuhms

Lily Van

Saturday, September 11th - 3:00PM

Come join liliuhms and talk shop! Let’s spend the day drawing, chatting, and answering any questions you may have! We might design a product from start to finish, or maybe we’ll do some drawing requests! Either way, it’ll be fun!

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The Science of Spontaneity

Prem Sai GS

Saturday, September 11th - 3:00PM

Join Character Designer and Story Artist Prem Sai GS (Netflix, DreamWorks, Warner Bros. etc) as he explores the cognitive challenges we face in bringing life and originality into our art and how to overcome them and work towards developing our own unique styles. Prem is currently a Story Artist at Netflix Animation.

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Aki Talk- Character Design & IP Branding

Amber Aki Huang

Saturday, September 11th - 3:00PM

Aki has worked for Dreamworks, Netflix, Supercell Games, GUND, SpinMaster Inc. , and more !

This will be a discussion about Character Design for Animation, Games and Toys, and how to adapt to any industry.

Aki will also be talking about marketing/ branding/ merchandising Original IP and creating her own company and toy/merchandise line.

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Designing with Thematic Power

Sam Nielson

Saturday, September 11th - 3:00PM

Great design work relies on the power of theme, and all artists use it whether they realize it or not. This presentation will help you understand the visual language of theme and how to leverage theme to improve your character designs and other concept design work. Sam will show how to detect the themes locked inside successful designs, and show different ways to express thematic ideas.

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Gaining Perspective on Art Contests

Colin and Kristine Poole

Saturday, September 11th - 3:00PM

The Pooles have been on juries for numerous art contests including Spectrum, IBA and the Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize. In this chat, we’ll give you a behind the scenes look at different ways contests work, share some thoughts about presenting your entries in the best possible light, provide perspective on results and look at the benefits of entering. Applies to all mediums.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WILL BE ON ZOOM AND MAY HAVE LIMITED CAPACITY
Passcode: 577378

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What is True Success?

ELIOLI

Saturday, September 11th - 3:00PM

Our topic will be about success and the wrong generalizations on what makes someone “successful” in their field. We want to be able to give an honest, and encouraging approach to artists who struggle with comparing yourself to others, how to still have fun in an algorithm-based art platforms, and not losing your sense of fun while tackling difficult assignments. etc. Success can be different!

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3:30PM

4:00PM

Creating Dynamic Bible with Peter Han

Peter Han

Saturday, September 11th - 4:00PM

Peter Han is a concept Designer and Teacher and Superani artist based in California. Take this opportunity to experience his artistry in teaching the fundamentals of art. And his creative process behind the best-selling education book “Dynamic Bible.” He will be doing a live demonstration and Q&A through the comment thread in the stream.

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Abstract Portrait Demo

Danielle Pioli

Saturday, September 11th - 4:00PM

In this demonstration, I will show you how I create abstract portraits in a free, relaxing, and playful way using coloring pencils.
Join me and make your own abstract portrait, then post it and tag me (@daniellepioliart) so I can see it 🙂

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Mythical Creatures & How to Paint Them

Laurel D. Austin

Saturday, September 11th - 4:00PM

A demo showcasing the design and thought process of modern versions of mythical creatures.

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Creating Art for Passion & Profit

Lauren Brown, Mia Araujo, Eric Wilkerson, Brie Henderson, Ejiwa 'Edge' Ebenebe, and Chrystin Garland

Saturday, September 11th - 4:00PM

Join Painted in Color podcast co-hosts Lauren, Mia, Eric, and Esther and special guests Edge and Chrystin Garland, as we discuss how to balance making art for a living with making art that you love. We will be drawing together on a Magma Studio board onscreen during this discussion!

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Fantastical Drawing and Illustration

Ahmed Aldoori

Saturday, September 11th - 4:00PM

Continuing from the previous day, diving into the creative process for exploring and drawing new things!

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Scene By Scene Storyboarding Jam!

Michael Daley, Kris Pearn, Michelle Lam, John Hoffman, Seo Kim

Saturday, September 11th - 4:00PM

How do some of the best storyboard artists get their story ideas onto paper? Every frame counts in this multi-artist storyboard drawing session with story artists Michael Daley (The Incredibles 2, The Peanuts Movie, Cars 3), Kris Pearn (The Willoughbys), Michelle Lam (Pebbles), John Hoffman, and Seo Kim! Watch as they work together to create storyboards in this fun collaboration! Featuring MagmaStudio.io

Passcode: 509023

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Character Design: Form and Feeling

Devon Cady-Lee

Saturday, September 11th - 4:00PM

For this panel I’ll be sharing how I generate ideas for characters based on prompts, scripts or experiences from life, and then how I use shape language to convey those ideas to an audience. These concepts can apply to a broad range of styles and rendering techniques.

 

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4:30PM

Mythological Portraiture

Karla Ortiz

Saturday, September 11th - 4:30PM

Karla will demonstrate how she makes an emotive portrait utilizing cinematic lighting, background, and additional elements to render a final portrait. After her 2-hour demo she’ll take questions from the audience. Questions will be taken from https://proko.com/lbx-karlaortiz

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Lucky Boy: Creation of the Comic

Bill Presing

Saturday, September 11th - 4:30PM

A pitch of Bill Presing’s new comic book Lucky Boy followed by a presentation detailing Bill’s creative process that brought the book from idea to final product.

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5:00PM

How I Create the Art for Picture Books

Francis Vallejo

Saturday, September 11th - 5:00PM

Vallejo will walk participants through the process used to create the artwork for his various picture books. Ideation, research and photo reference, sketching, studies, and the finish will be explored. As with all of his lectures, parallels will be drawn to illustrators of the past and present. Finally, advice will be given on developing an appropriate working process for your own projects!

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Plein air drawing with Dong Ho Kim

Dong Ho Kim

Saturday, September 11th - 5:00PM

Dong Ho Kim, an artist based in Seoul Korea, and part of the Superani Team.
Dong Ho Kim will share his creative thinking process, share his methods and techniques with a traditional medium.
He will showcase his latest published Plein air book during the presentation.
The entire presentation will be translated into English and we will take Q&A through the comment thread in the youtube stream.

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Mindset to Independent Projects

Toniko Pantoja & Allan Parker

Saturday, September 11th - 5:00PM

I have worked in the animation industry as an animator and a story artist, but I always invest in my own projects whenever I have the time. The journey has not been easy, but after years of maintaining a schedule and workflow, I’d love to share some thoughts and advice based on my own experiences. I will also be covering about ways to make it a career.

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Tea time and draw together!

Daisy Muradyan

Saturday, September 11th - 5:00PM

Hello, I’m Daisy, a freelance illustrator based in Seattle. I haven’t followed a traditional path (a.k.a. art school) to becoming a professional artist. Instead I’ve grown through self-directed online tutorials and classes from amazing artists. Grab your tea, coffee or favorite drink and join me while we relax, chat and create characters based on your suggestions! You can find more information at https://ladychamomile.ink/lbx2021

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5:30PM

6:00PM

7:00PM

Comic book art with Jae Kwang Park

Jae Kwang Park

Saturday, September 11th - 7:00PM

Jae Kwang Park, an artist based in Seoul Korea, and part of the Superani Team.
Jae Kwang Park will share his creative process for the comic book art using various pens and markers.
He will showcase the original artwork for published comics.
The entire presentation will be translated into English and we will take Q&A through the comment thread in the youtube stream.

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Late Night Creature Doodles

Brynn Metheney

Saturday, September 11th - 7:00PM

What a week! Let’s unwind with a beverage and some creature doodles! I’ll be raising money for a charity organization.

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A Decade of Historical(ish) Princesses

Claire Hummel

Saturday, September 11th - 7:00PM

Join Claire Hummel (Half-Life: Alyx, Westworld VR) as she revisits her historical princesses series ten years later, thanks to the inexorable march of time. Just a laid back stream redrawing some of the original entries in the series, sketching up some new ones, and a lot of discussion about designing and researching historical fashion.

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Live Drawing and Q&A on Instagram

Allen Williams and Vicki Williams

Saturday, September 11th - 7:00PM

Come drop in and chat with Allen and Vicki as Allen does some live drawing over on Instagram at @I_JustDraw. We will be talking about art and techniques, projects and life as an artist. We have been offline a lot this year and cannot wait to jump back in with everyone.

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7:30PM

Discord Drawing Jam

Michelle Lightfoot, Kate Rado, Dela Longfish, Dawn Carlos, Steph Laberis, Veronica Shomo

Saturday, September 11th - 7:30PM

Come and listen in to these amazing artists as they draw together on Magma Studio and chat about art!

To watch the drawing jams, please click into the LBX Live section and then click into the “Live Drawing Jam”

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Marvel Studios’ Recruiting Animation Team AMA

Samantha Brown, Daujenae Harps

Saturday, September 11th - 7:30PM

Samantha Brown, Senior Recruiter, and Daujenae Harps, Senior Recruiter give insightful information into the world of Marvel Studios’ Animation recruiting.

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8:00PM

Character Design Demo: Part 2

Greg Baldwin

Saturday, September 11th - 8:00PM

Greg Baldwin will be livestreaming his process and techniques for designing stylized characters. Each night will focus on different examples of designing characters, such as peculiar creatures, overzealous robots or even brooding demons. Rough sketches will be available for each stream for free to download on Gumroad for those who feel like drawing along.

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Character Design with Nicolas Nemiri

Nicolas Nemiri

Saturday, September 11th - 8:00PM

Nicolas Nemiri, an artist based in Beijing, China, and part of the Superani Team.
Nicolas is currently working as a visual development artist for film and has published various children’s books.
He will share his creative thinking process, share his methods and techniques.
We will take Q&A through the comment thread in the youtube stream.

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Portfolio review and paint-over

Anthony Francisco

Saturday, September 11th - 8:00PM

Anthony will go through a few designs he had done for the MCU and then open up the floor to portfolio review, Q&A, and paint-overs.
Go to his gumroad and sign up and you will be emailed instructions on how to send one image for him to paint-over. Critiques will be 5-8 minutes for each person.

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9:00PM

Discord Drawing Jam

Yi-Wen Leow, Vinod Rams, Artjam_Superani

Saturday, September 11th - 9:00PM

Come and listen in to these amazing artists as they draw together on Magma Studio and chat about art!

To watch the drawing jams, please click into the LBX Live section and then click into the “Live Drawing Jam”

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11:00PM

John Nevarez: Live Demo 1

John Nevarez

Saturday, September 11th - 11:00PM

John will share his process toward drawing and designing

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Sunday 9/12

1:00AM

Character Design Demonstration

Erika Blazevic

Sunday, September 12th - 1:00AM

Join Erika Blazevic as she creates an original character design and answers your questions about character development, art and everything in between.

*Limited to 200 people

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6:00AM

Discord Drawing Jam

Jody Tseng

Sunday, September 12th - 6:00AM

Come and listen in to these amazing artists as they draw together on Magma Studio and chat about art!

To watch the drawing jams, please click into the LBX Live section and then click into the “Live Drawing Jam”

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8:00AM

Discord Drawing Jam

Dalibor Dejanovic “Dado”, Arthur Fong

Sunday, September 12th - 8:00AM

Come and listen in to these amazing artists as they draw together on Magma Studio and chat about art!

To watch the drawing jams, please click into the LBX Live section and then click into the “Live Drawing Jam”

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Coffee and Draw with Me

Calista Loh

Sunday, September 12th - 8:00AM

During this year’s Lightbox Artist Alley you can choose to come and chill out with me, Calista, a working video game concept artist! We’ll be streaming on Saturday the 11th of September and the following Sunday. Sit back, grab a cup of coffee, for we will be discussing on Saturday techniques, practices, and things learned along the way. On Sunday, however, it will be a unique topic of discussion; “Style Identity Crisis”. Have you been there? Can’t wait to meet you all!

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9:00AM

Creature Sculpting in Zbrush

Sarah Dahlinger

Sunday, September 12th - 9:00AM

Come sculpt a Baby Swamp Drake with me in ZBrush!

A basemesh, concept art, brushes, and reference images will be provided and we can make a creature together.
Basic Zbrush knowledge is recommended and a quick start guide is also provided to help everyone get ready to sculpt.

Click Here for some resources for you to jump in and sculpt with me!

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Sketch Session with Ambassador Journey

Charlotte Belland

Sunday, September 12th - 9:00AM

Join Charlotte Belland as she hosts Ambassador Journey for a relaxed sketch session. Journey is looking forward to sharing fabulous poses with all of his LBX friends.

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Fireworks: Bronze Patina Demo

Colin and Kristine Poole

Sunday, September 12th - 9:00AM

During this start-to-finish live patina demo, we’ll cover the basics of the bronze casting process. Colin will transform our new Cormorant Talisman Skull and Ibis designs plus a “Handling” from raw to finished bronze. He’ll show how all those cool colors are created using heat and chemicals. Transitions in color, layering and creating various patterns will be demonstrated.

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9:30AM

You Choose, I Draw

Danielle Pioli

Sunday, September 12th - 9:30AM

Come join me while I create a collaborative illustration based on polls from my Instagram (@daniellepioliart), and of course, during the live stream!

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Discord Drawing Jam

Armin Rangani, Prem Sai GS, Tyler Ellis

Sunday, September 12th - 9:30AM

Come and listen in to these amazing artists as they draw together on Magma Studio and chat about art!

To watch the drawing jams, please click into the LBX Live section and then click into the “Live Drawing Jam”

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Charles Santoso’s Open Studio

Charles Santoso

Sunday, September 12th - 9:30AM

Charles Santoso will take you to visit his working space. He will talk about picture book making & book illustration in general also show books and art that inspired him. Participants could interact and ask questions in the session.

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10:00AM

Lifestream Drawing with Elsa Chang

Elsa Chang

Sunday, September 12th - 10:00AM

Join Elsa as she draws some of her followers requests and answer questions about the animation and children’s book industry on Twitch.

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Relax, Drink and Draw

Marie-Alice Harel

Sunday, September 12th - 10:00AM

Grab your favourite drink, a sketchbook and join me for an informal chat to spend some cosy time in good company with fellow creatives (and introverts, I suspect !). Working as a creative can be very isolating, so for once let’s get out of our caves and see how that goes. We can share the things we enjoy, the things we struggle with, or just sit quietly in a corner, that’s nice too.

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Creating a Perfect Picturebook Portfolio

Anoosha Syed

Sunday, September 12th - 10:00AM

There are a lot of things that go into becoming a successful illustrator for picture books, but the most important thing you need is a good portfolio.

In this lecture, award-winning illustrator Anoosha Syed will go over all the things you need to create a well-rounded portfolio that will attract art directors if are looking to work on picture books, chapter books and covers!

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Surviving a Career in Concept Design

Phil Saunders

Sunday, September 12th - 10:00AM

A frank discussion with Marvel Vis Dev concept designer Phil Saunders about tackling all the personal struggles you assumed would go away once you’d “made it.” Imposter syndrome, blank page paralysis, performance anxiety, it’s all fair game. If you’ve ever felt alone in your creative journey, this one’s for you. You won’t learn that magic Photoshop trick but it may improve your quality of life.

 

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Portfolio Review Max Koz & Farid Sandoval

Maxim KOZHEVNIKOV

Sunday, September 12th - 10:00AM

In this panel, Max Koz and Farid Sandoval will go through preselected aspiring artist’s portfolios while answering frequently asked questions and talking about key elements needed to enter the visdev industry in film.

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Painting an Alla Prima Portrait of Sam

Jonathan Hardesty

Sunday, September 12th - 10:00AM

The idea of painting a portrait can seem daunting or even intimidating, but nothing is further from the truth! In this presentation, Jon will demystify the process of a portrait. Jon will show, step by step, how he creates a successful and emotive portrait. Each section of the process will be clearly explained and students can’t paint right along with Jon using the reference provided!

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Light and Color for Storytelling

Alexey Andreev

Sunday, September 12th - 10:00AM

I will be talking about my experience of art directing episodes for Love Death and Robots TV series as well as other projects. With the focus on story, light and color I will share some of my thoughts on how to convert verbal storytelling into visuals in a meaningful way. I’ll show all my process from early script analysis to tweaking final CG renders, including some visual development and painting techniques.

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10:30AM

Pastel demo with Dado

Dalibor Dejanovic "Dado"

Sunday, September 12th - 10:30AM

I this demo I will show you how I use soft pastels outdoors, en plein air style. I will paint several quick studies that will focus on capturing the story and feeling of the landscape.
Live Q&A at the end.

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Drawing Demo with Miacat

Miacat

Sunday, September 12th - 10:30AM

Live streaming will last for 60~90 minutes.

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11:00AM

Picture Book Illustration Process

Benson Shum

Sunday, September 12th - 11:00AM

Hello! I’m Benson Shum, a professional children’s book author and illustrator and animator. Whether you’re a professional illustrator, or curious to know more about children’s book writing and illustrating, come join me on this behind the scenes picture book making process. I’ll use my book SLOTH WENT (published by Bloomsbury) as a case study.

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How to Paint an Optical Illusion

James Gurney

Sunday, September 12th - 11:00AM

James Gurney shows how to paint an optical illusion in acrylic using gradients to fool the eye. The cylinder is covered with a checkerboard of light and dark squares arranged so that the dark square in light is the same paint mixture as the light square in shadow. The diagram demonstrates how our visual system uses context cues to override the raw information coming from our eyes.

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The Art & Inspiration of Marvel Studios’ ‘What If…?’

Ryan Meinerding, Stephan Franck, Paul Lasaine, Cynthia Halley, Kristina Vardazaryan

Sunday, September 12th - 11:00AM

Join the artistic visionaries behind Marvel Studios’ “What If…?” as they discuss their inspiration, art, experience, and journey to bring this show to life. The panel includes Ryan Meinerding – Head of Visual Development & Character Design, Stephan Franck – Animation Supervisor, Paul Lasaine – Production Designer, Cynthia Halley – Art Director, and Kristina Vardazaryan – Art Director.

Passcode: 397100

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Drawing our D&D Characters

Din Duarte, Ellie Horie & Gus Lima

Sunday, September 12th - 11:00AM

Din, Ellie and Gus will be together on Magma Studios drawing their OCs, talking about discovering D&D in their 30s and developing a major hobby (and dice collection) throughout the pandemic.

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Live Portfolio Critique with Angie Duran

Angie Duran

Sunday, September 12th - 11:00AM

Join Angie as she dives into submitted portfolios and helps artists with their portfolio concerns! Throughout the review, she will be going over what you can do to create a strong portfolio for the TV and feature industry, answer your questions, and share some industry tips!

Sign up HERE: https://forms.gle/pzW4gaHnWXsmwUZr9

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Discord Drawing Jam

Wyndham Batton, Yangtian Li, Lynn Chen, Viktor Kalvachev & Karl Kopinski art jam, Eva Balloon, Pablo Dominguez, Madi Harper, Karla Castaneda

Sunday, September 12th - 11:00AM

Come and listen in to these amazing artists as they draw together on Magma Studio and chat about art!

To watch the drawing jams, please click into the LBX Live section and then click into the “Live Drawing Jam”

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Designing an Animated Series Cast!

Brookes Eggleston

Sunday, September 12th - 11:00AM

Character Design for Series animation often walks a fine line between appealing, engaging characters, and efficient, easy to animate designs. We’ll talk about character design in earnest as we design and contrast a cast that goes together!

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Character design sketch session and Q&A

Melany M Altuna

Sunday, September 12th - 11:00AM

Join Character designer Melany Altuna on an hour sketch session Sunday morning.
Grab your sketchbook and let’s draw together. We’ll go through the process of sketching for character design and the different tips we can use to push our imagination. She will be answering all your questions during the session.

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12:00PM

Sketching Outdoors in Watercolor

Marco Bucci

Sunday, September 12th - 12:00PM

Painting outdoors is, in my opinion, the best way to increase your visual vocabulary and understanding of light and color. Wet media, such as watercolor and gouache, offers an ideal way to capture the light outdoors quickly and accurately. Join me in my Lightbox presentation as I show you my sketching process and answer questions along the way!

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Draftsmen Podcast Call-In Q&A

Stan Prokopenko and Marshall Vandruff

Sunday, September 12th - 12:00PM

You’ll have the opportunity to call in and ask Stan Prokopenko and Marshall Vandruff your art questions live on air. Details for calling in will be available during Lightbox at http://proko.com/lbx-draftsmen.

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Painting demo with Chiara Benedetti

Chiara Benedetti

Sunday, September 12th - 12:00PM

Live drawing session done in Photoshop – 60 minutes
I’ll show my workflow when it comes to Visual Development, especially for pitch projects and early stage of visuals .
From my research to a defined sketch/concept of a character/story moment or environment.

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Portfolio Review with Andy Park!

Andy Park

Sunday, September 12th - 12:00PM

Join Marvel Studios’ Director of Visual Development, Andy Park, for a LIVE portfolio review session. Here’s your chance to join Andy live on his YouTube channel and get live feedback on your work. Questions from viewers will also be welcomed as well. Submission rules can be found here: https://2021.lightboxexpo.com/activity/win-a-live-portfolio-review-with-andy-park/

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Street to Screen

Patrick O'Keefe

Sunday, September 12th - 12:00PM

Patrick will discuss his meandering career from Graffiti artist, to Video Games concept designer, TV show Background Painter, Advertising Illustrator and finally Art Directing feature Animated Films. He will breakdown his path and process as well as give insight into his work on the Academy Award winning animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

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What not to do and everything else

Lois van Baarle (Loish) and Iris Compiet

Sunday, September 12th - 12:00PM

Lois and Iris will be talking about working on your own personal projects, creating books, IPs and running crowdfunding campaigns for them. Discussing the challenges, the fun parts of these adventures, and the obvious and not so obvious pitfalls.

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12:30PM

1:00PM

Sketchbook Tour & Stream!

Dawn Carlos

Sunday, September 12th - 1:00PM

Join artist Dawn Carlos for a casual sketchbook and art stream on Twitch! We’ll flip through some old books for a quick tour of some sketchbooks for the first half of the stream. Hear some stories, ideas and general commentary on pages of drawings in these books. Then, stick around for a bit for some casual conversation on stream and some live sketching.

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How to Escape The Abyss

Dan LuVisi

Sunday, September 12th - 1:00PM

After recovering from a depressive period and 3-Year artistic block, I found salvation but at the lowest point—with a life-changing lesson I returned to share.

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Embracing your Voice through Visual Art

Iris Muddy, Ahmed Aldoori, Lip Comarella, Devin Korwin, Sunmin Inn

Sunday, September 12th - 1:00PM

This will be a discussion between artists on the importance of exploring one’s visual preferences/voice, ideas, personal way of communicating with art. Questions will be curated by Iris Muddy!

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Discord Drawing Jam

Sylvain Marc, Phil Saunders, Devon Cady-Lee, Nicholas Kole, Ryan Lang, Terryl Whitlatch, Esben Rasmussen, Heidi Neunhoffer

Sunday, September 12th - 1:00PM

Come and listen in to these amazing artists as they draw together on Magma Studio and chat about art!

To watch the drawing jams, please click into the LBX Live section and then click into the “Live Drawing Jam”

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Rendering one of my characters

Travis Louie

Sunday, September 12th - 1:00PM

I get asked every now and again by students and collectors what my process is when drawing or rendering some of my characters. So I decided to do a quick demonstration with graphite and mixed media (mostly dry media)

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Casual Drawing Hangout and Animation Project

Michael Relth

Sunday, September 12th - 1:00PM

I love the atmosphere at conventions and being able to walk up to an artist, say hello and build a relationship. Over the next 3 days, I’ll be doing a very interactive live stream while completing a project from start to finish. I want viewers to come up with ideas that influence the project. Come say hello while you wait for another panel, stick around and contribute ideas to the project, ask questions, or just hang out and lurk! More info here: https://michaelrelth.squarespace.com/stream-brief

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Developing Your Unique Artistic Voice

Colin and Kristine Poole, Ed Binkley, Scott Gustafson, Donato Giancola and Allen Williams

Sunday, September 12th - 1:00PM

A panel of top creators from the fields of Concept Art, Fantasy and Imaginative Realism share how they developed their distinctive style and chat about how to use inspiration to hone your own unique voice while avoiding imitation. Applies to all mediums.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WILL BE ON ZOOM AND MAY HAVE LIMITED CAPACITY
Passcode: 664255

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Gouache for digital artists

Alexandria Neonakis

Sunday, September 12th - 1:00PM

For many of us who work in entertainment, digital tools are our main workflow. It’s what we know the most about and some of us learned art fully digital. I’m going to go over some ways that I’ve used my knowledge of digital painting and tools to learn and improve my use of traditional mediums like gouache and pastel.

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The Joy of Paintsploration

Sinix

Sunday, September 12th - 1:00PM

Find the joy in the process of creating art instead of the product of creating art by exploring your visual library. Sinix will be doing an unplanned digital painting that will shift and mold itself chaotically as the presentation goes along. Discussions about the benefits of such exercises and the importance of experimentation and non-attachment will be had.

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1:30PM

a Quick character rendering

Travis A Louie

Sunday, September 12th - 1:30PM

I’ll be presenting a quick rendering of one of the preliminary character studies that I usually do as a setup for a painting.

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2:00PM

Visual Development for Series Animation

Bobby Pontillas, Samantha Kallis, Angela Mueller, Baptiste Lucas (tentative)

Sunday, September 12th - 2:00PM

Learn what it’s like work in visual development on various projects for Series and TV Animation with veteran art directors!

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Story in Direction with Chris Sanders

Christopher Sanders

Sunday, September 12th - 2:00PM

A discussion of my experience learning the art of story, and how that foundation allowed me to be successful with my transition into writing and directing.

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From Study to Concept

John Park

Sunday, September 12th - 2:00PM

Studies are very helpful, they inform us of lighting, mood, composition, story, etc. However, sometimes we may hit road blocks on how to apply the studies into our own creations. I will share my painting process for studying images to converting them into your own design ideas.

Access Code: 563-293-419

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Draw, Chat, Webcomics!

Lucy Xue

Sunday, September 12th - 2:00PM

Join me for a casual stream and ask me anything while I work on a promotional illustration for my webcomic, Ash in the Wind!

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2:30PM

Discord Drawing Jam

Alexandre Mandradjev, Tony Bancroft, Laurel Austin, Betsy Peterschmidt

Sunday, September 12th - 2:30PM

Come and listen in to these amazing artists as they draw together on Magma Studio and chat about art!

To watch the drawing jams, please click into the LBX Live section and then click into the “Live Drawing Jam”

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3:00PM

John Nevarez: Live Demo 2

John Nevarez

Sunday, September 12th - 3:00PM

John will share his process toward drawing and sketching

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Costume Design- Process & Inspiration

Neysa Bové

Sunday, September 12th - 3:00PM

An overview of Costume Design Process & Inspiration, and getting artwork production ready.

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Jumpstarting a Stagnant Art Path!

Abe Taraky

Sunday, September 12th - 3:00PM

Has the trajectory of your artistic path stagnated? Are you stuck in a loop, consuming and generating the same content? Join me as we discuss how you can take more chances in your art, looking beyond the superficial trends and ask yourself the meaningful questions that you need to be asking, in order to expand your growth as an artist.

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Redrawing Neopets 20 Years Later

Claire Hummel

Sunday, September 12th - 3:00PM

Before working at HBO and Valve, Claire’s first job was at Neopets way back in 2001—it’s been 20 years, and she wanted to commemorate the occasion as she slowly turns to dust. Join Claire and some other ex-TNT folks for a casual stream re-drawing old Neopets art, talking shop, and answering questions about drawing pet paintbrushes during those halcyon days of the early 2000’s.

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Making of Issunboshi: A Graphic Novel

Ryan Lang, Mingjue Helen Chen (moderator)

Sunday, September 12th - 3:00PM

A discussion on how and why I made Issunboshi: A Graphic Novel. Starting with some of the earliest iterations of designs and influences, we’ll discuss the process of creating the graphic novel, lessons learned about sequential storytelling, drawing, and the evolution of the story. There will be a lengthy Q&A.

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“Manu Walkabout” “Exploring Inspiration”

manu carrasco

Sunday, September 12th - 3:00PM

Presenting a special “Manu Walkabout” made for Lightbox Expo 2021

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Photographing Your Masterpiece

Colin and Kristine Poole

Sunday, September 12th - 3:00PM

A non-photographer’s guide to making your brilliance look professional. Painters and Sculptors, we’ve got you covered – no more snapping a quick shot while strolling by at midnight with your masterpiece propped against the bed. Colin will review a number of photography setup approaches, give an overview of post production and touch on hacks for those bereft of professional photography equipment.

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Art of Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans

Yingjue Chen, Alfonso Blaas, Francisco Ruiz Velasco

Sunday, September 12th - 3:00PM

A presentation of the artwork from Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT WILL BE ON ZOOM AND MAY HAVE LIMITED CAPACITY
Passcode: 928091

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4:00PM

Doodling with Dong Ho Kim

Dong Ho Kim

Sunday, September 12th - 4:00PM

A 2 hour demo where you’ll get to see Dong Ho’s doodling process using traditional medium (pen, marker, and paper). If there’s time for questions Dong Ho will take them from the Proko community – http://proko.com/lbx-dongho

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LATAM Artists in the Creative Industry

Gloria Felix, Luis Huerta, Omar Lozano

Sunday, September 12th - 4:00PM

In this talk, we’re gonna cover our personal insights, struggles, and experiences of working in the Creative Industry as Latinx artists from LATAM.
We will tackle topics from education, career path, work experiences, and visa stuff.

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4:30PM

5:00PM

Character Design Demo: Part 3

Greg Baldwin

Sunday, September 12th - 5:00PM

Greg Baldwin will be livestreaming his process and techniques for designing stylized characters. Each night will focus on different examples of designing characters, such as peculiar creatures, overzealous robots or even brooding demons. Rough sketches will be available for each stream for free to download on Gumroad for those who feel like drawing along.

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Creating Comic Strips

Danielle Pioli

Sunday, September 12th - 5:00PM

Join me in this demonstration where I show how I create comic strips and how you can use your personal experiences to create your own comics. In this presentation, I’ll talk about how art can help us process life events, regulate emotions, and tell stories that really help us connect with other people.

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LIVE Q&A with Sanford Greene

Sanford Greene

Sunday, September 12th - 5:00PM

Come hangout and ask Sanford Greene any of your questions during this casual Q&A!

Sanford Greene has worked professionally in comic illustration and related industries for over 15 years, including work for mainstream publishers such as Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and Image Comics.

 

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The Road to Story Driven Cinematic Illustration

Alexander Mandradjev

Sunday, September 12th - 5:00PM

Live Demo of Cinematic Keyframe Illustration

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Tea at Karla’s

Karla Ortiz, Iain McCaig, Lauren Panepinto, Gregory Manchess

Sunday, September 12th - 5:00PM

Karla Ortiz and Iain McCaig have a time-honored tradition, where at the end of events they gather a few good friends for a late-night chat and a cup of tea in Karla’s room, a last uplifting moment before saying goodbye. This year, Karla and Iain invite YOU to listen in, offer topics and enjoy the conversation. With guests Greg Manchess and Lauren Panepinto. Register in advance for this free event.

 

Register here: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/tea-at-karlas/register

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Tea time and draw together!

Daisy Muradyan

Sunday, September 12th - 5:00PM

Hello, I’m Daisy, a freelance illustrator based in Seattle. I haven’t followed a traditional path (a.k.a. art school) to becoming a professional artist. Instead I’ve grown through self-directed online tutorials and classes from amazing artists. Grab your tea, coffee or favorite drink and join me while we relax, chat and create characters based on your suggestions! You can find more information at https://ladychamomile.ink/lbx2021

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6:00PM

A Final Word from the Creators of LightBox Expo

Bobby Chiu, Jim Demonakos, and you

Sunday, September 12th - 6:00PM

Words cannot express the thanks we have for everyone involved in LightBox Expo 2021… but we tried anyways. Thank you everyone for attending!

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