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Dane L.

Brooklyn, NY

$55/hour

Learn Cartooning and Comics from a Rock Star

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$55/Hour


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School of Visual Arts
Illustration

Education

School of Visual Arts (Illustration)

About Dane

When it comes to cartooning there's no recipe for success. Bouillabaisse yes. Cartooning no. It helps if you know how to draw. That will be my primary focus. After teaching you a sophisticated use of the basics comes the hard part. A cartoon is the instant communication of a funny idea. So apart from learning to develop your own style so that your finished drawing has the oomph of a doodle, we'll learn how to get an idea from your head into someone else's. Territory I am more than qualified to school you on. In addition to being a teaching artist I've been an illustrator and Art Director for over 20 years for numerous NY ad agencies, and I studied design and media arts at The School of Visual Arts. My client list reads like a who's who of high profile brands. Kids and adults looking to learn the craft couldn't get a better teacher, except maybe The Esteemed Professor Dumpling, and he's very, very expensive. Plus, I have it on good authority that he's not an actual Professor. He's just a steamed dumpling. When it comes to cartooning there's no recipe for success. Bouillabaisse yes. Cartooning no. It helps if you know how to draw. That will be my primary focus. After teaching you a sophisticated use of the basics comes the hard part. A cartoon is the instant communication of a funny idea. So apart from learning to develop your own style so that your Read more

Policies
Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11217
In-person lessons
Computer:
Graphic Design

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Drawing

I have a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and studied anatomy at The Art Students League with Anatomy master Frank Porcu. I attend weekly live drawing sessions at the Leslie Lohman Museum and have exhibited at the museum in numerous group shows. I teach my students Proportion, contour and line, Perspective, tone and value, organic and geometric shape and form, mediums, abstract and figurative elements, and stylistic variation, art history, working from still life and landscape.

Graphic Design

I have been an art director for numerous NY ad agencies for over 20 years and studied design and media arts at The School of Visual Arts. I teach a sophisticated use of the basics while familiarizing my students with the nuances of typography, composition, gestalt grouping principles, and color theory; while having them solve real world design issues with assignments applicable to their growing skill set.

School of Visual Arts
Illustration

Education

School of Visual Arts (Illustration)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $55.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Dane will travel within 20 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11217.