Illustration 101; The Art Director Challenge! Taught by Art director/Illustrator Marc Scheff along with Orbit Books Art Director Lauren Panepinto!
Marc and Lauren will be teaching 6 total weeks, Mondays 3-6 PM July 1-August 5
Lauren Panepinto will join Marc Scheff in class for three of the six classes. They will be giving and following through with special assignments that are focused on getting the best portfolio work out of you while working with an art director.
Strong principals of illustration will be stressed- this is good for both beginning illustrators and more experienced folks want to get to know first hand what Lauren and Marc look for when the commission work!
After 11 years designing and art directing book covers, Lauren Panepinto has worked in every publishing genre and collaborated with artists as varied as Shepard Fairey and John Harris. As the Creative Director of Orbit Books and Yen Press for the past five years, she has been trying to merge the worlds of genre and commercial publishing and figure out what SFF publishing looks like in the present world of mainstream "geek" media.
Both and illustrator and art director, Marc Scheff has worked with Smart School from the beginning. His work has appeared in Spectrum, Illustration West, Imagine FX, Prime Annual, Advanced Photoshop, and Corel Painter magazine. Clients include Disney, Amazon, Fantasy Flight Games, AEG, and most recently The Science Fiction Book Club. He currently commissions art work for limited edition posters for games like Skyrim, Halo, and Tomb Raider.