Karla Ortiz

JANUARY 27, 2018



You did the life drawings, the anatomy studies; you honed your skills and now you can draw people good - what next? How do you translate fine art fundamentals to design and render characters compelling enough for cinematic universes as rich and nuanced as Star Wars and Marvel?  



Karla Ortiz is an award winning artist who designs and illustrates characters for Film, Games, and Traditional Publishing. Her film credits includes Thor: Ragnarok, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Doctor Strange. She has worked on games for Wizards of the Coast, NCsoft, Ubisoft, and Kabam; and her illustrations have appeared in publications by Tor Books, Ace books, and by independent authors. Karla also exhibits her work at Nucleus gallery, the Safehouse Studio shows, and various galleries in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and internationally in Paris.




12:00 pm     DOORS OPEN

Come early and hang out! Catch up, meet other artists, or just draw in the corner. Try not to be late or someone will have to come get you.

12:20-1:40   LECTURE

Sweet slides and knowledge drops.

2:00-3:20     LIVE DEMO

Live demo with commentary: starting from a blank page and incorporating audience ideas, the demo will work through the drawing, value and colour stages.

3:40-5:20     DEMO contd.

5:30-6:00     Q&A

Your chance to ask all the questions! Please, questions not lectures.

8:00     DRINK&DRAW!

A Daisho tradition. Bring your sketchbooks and gather at The Vault 100 (location below) for some beers, art banter, and silly etchings.



151 West Cordova Street

The Vancouver Film School is once again our benevolent, honoured host. Praise be!



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