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Kayla D.

B.F.A Digital Art Instructor

B.F.A Digital Art Instructor

$70/hour

  • 944 hours tutoring

About Kayla


Bio

I am an artist that has over 20 years of art experience in digital art. I am a licensed teacher and graduated with a B.F.A. in both Art Education as well as Digital Media specializing in animation and video editing.

I am currently a game developer on the team "Mystic Mask Media LLC" and contribute edited videos, animations, and illustrations on our projects on a daily basis.

My main focus as an artist is with drawing organic beings from nature and fantasy. My expertise lie in drawing...

I am an artist that has over 20 years of art experience in digital art. I am a licensed teacher and graduated with a B.F.A. in both Art Education as well as Digital Media specializing in animation and video editing.

I am currently a game developer on the team "Mystic Mask Media LLC" and contribute edited videos, animations, and illustrations on our projects on a daily basis.

My main focus as an artist is with drawing organic beings from nature and fantasy. My expertise lie in drawing mythical creatures as well as humans, plants, and animals. I can teach character design with a range of cartoon styles to more semi realistic styles. This includes Anime, Manga, comics, western cartoons, and whimsical styles.
In regards to digital art, I am quite knowledgeable in Photoshop and have been working with it for over 20 years and many unique skills that enhance the ability to use these programs.

I am also quite experienced with video editing and animation using Adobe Premiere, After Effects, and Krita. When I teach, I break down the subject in one simple topic while making sure the student understands the material as clearly as possible. My favorite part with teaching is when the student can utilize what they learned and do their own take on the subject matter.

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--DIGITAL PROGRAMS--

Adobe Photoshop
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Premiere
Adobe Character Animator
GIMP
Krita
Clip Studio Paint/ Manga Studio
Ipad Procreate
Medibang
AutoDesk Sketchbook
Spine
Blender

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What I teach:

- Character design in cartooning, comics, animation and gaming

- Animal drawing, real and fantasy

- Organic matter such as trees and basic landscapes

- Digital painting and drawing (stylized)

- Video editing , puppet animation, and traditional frame by frame animation


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Subjects

Art

Drawing,

Drawing

I am an experienced illustrator who has illustrated a published children’s book for learning about computers. I know techniques with drawing anatomy, facial expressions and various fine art techniques with shading, rendering in color, and utilizing different art mediums to create a more stunning work of art.
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

I have worked with digital art software for over 20 years. I am quite experienced with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe flash(animate), Adobe After Effects ,Adobe Premiere, and various other programs including GIMP, Krita, and Clip Studio Paint. I have done design for logos, business cards, and website design. I also know how to incorporate these mediums and integrate them into one another.
Adobe Photoshop

Computer

Animation,

Animation

I am a 2D animator who specializes in after effects and flash. I know techniques using bone tools, custom prograram language using action script 2.0 and 3.0 as well as creating character rigs.
Graphic Design,

Graphic Design

I have worked with digital art software for over 20 years. I am quite experienced with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe flash(animate), Adobe After Effects ,Adobe Premiere, and various other programs including GIMP, Krita, and Clip Studio Paint. I have done design for logos, business cards, and website design. I also know how to incorporate these mediums and integrate them into one another.
Microsoft Windows,

Microsoft Windows

I have been using computers since 1997 and am quite experienced with PC and Microsoft products. I am quite familiar with setting up Microsoft based programs, using them as well as harness the Windows interface. I've experienced using the surface pro tablets, and Windows 95 through Windows 11. I know how to navigate and understand the Windows folder structure, and am familiar with how Windows registers and installs programs.
Adobe Photoshop, General Computer

Corporate Training

General Computer

Examples of Expertise


Kayla has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 4 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (342 ratings)
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Kayla knows so much

she has this fantastic way of coming up with different solutions to solve one problem and she'll walk you through all of it very patiently. it's great for someone like me

Fi, 7 lessons with Kayla

Have made a lot of progress with Kayla

I've been taking lessons from Kayla for about a year. Prior to that time I'd been trying to get a graphic novel off the ground for 2 years with just some sketches to show for it. I now have several completed pages that I really like and feel like I can actually complete this project. I definitely would not be at this point without Kayla's guidance.

Rebecca S, 30 lessons with Kayla

patient and inventive, her creative talents are clear and inspiring

Introduction to character animator was helpful and patient, knowledgeable and reassuring. she has a long hx of working in the field and knows how to build from the ground up. this is a big help.

Henry, 45 lessons with Kayla

Patient tutor helped my daughter love art

We asked Kayla to help our 8 year old daughter to improve her overall drawing skills and help her to enjoy doing art. Both accomplished. Kayla has a great knowledge of the mythical and natural creatures my daughter loves.

John, 25 lessons with Kayla

Excellent tutor, great with kids

My 11-year-old son has been learning functionality of Clip Studio Paint with Kayla. He has absolutely benefited from the one-on-one sessions with Kayla, and he is developing his understanding of the software and overall animation concepts.

Abby, 3 lessons with Kayla

Knowledgeable and patient tutor.

Kayla is an extremely knowledgeable and patient tutor. I’m new to using Character Animator and she was able to impart great foundational knowledge. She taught me the basics to get me started.

Monica, 2 lessons with Kayla

It’s great!

My daughter is really enjoying her lessons! Lots to learn, Kayla is very patient. It’s great.

Karen, 14 lessons with Kayla

Very knowledgeable, efficient, and kind tutor!

Our 9 year old son really enjoyed his lesson with Kayla. She was patient, kind, efficient, and knowledgeable, and she answered all his questions. She also showed him many new Procreate techniques that he was so excited to use and teach his dad after the session. We look forward to more sessions with her!

Christine, 1 lesson with Kayla

Very knowledgeable and able to work with you based on your skill level.

Awesome tutor and easy to work with! Kayla has worked with me many times in the past and she is able to help me with specific questions and issues in pictures that I am working on.

Shane, 2 lessons with Kayla

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I learned how to change the paint bucket settings in Ibis paint, and how to use procreate better and make custom brushes. I also learned what the blending modes for layers do, and what the alpha lock does.

Forrest , 1 lesson with Kayla
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$70/hour

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Kayla D.

$70/hour

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Response time: 4 hours