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.

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