The Art of Apollo Okamura


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August 22, 2010

Back to School...

It’s been a crazy summer, that one might say, didn’t quite go according to plan. I am glad to say though that I’ve survived it, even if it feels as if at times it may have been just barely. One good thing that has come out of it is, after lengthy discussions and meetings, I will be returning to Sheridan College to teach once again. Hey, someone needs to show those guys how to use all that fancy animation software properly!

Unlike the last two years, I will no longer be taking classes as well (as a student), which means I’ll have more time to actually work on some artwork - that’s both commissions and personal work! It feels like forever since I’ve done any real art, so that’s one big reason I’m looking forward to going back to school, the other of course, is that I’ll be working again with the always inspiring animation students, both new and old. :D

To herald in the new school year, I thought I’d post a character design piece I did back in 2007 for Approbation Comics, of college zombie killer, Jamie Schaffer of the Chaos Campus series. Enjoy!

August 2, 2010

Sun, Sand and Animation!

This Sunday I spent basking in sun, surf, sand, and the sound of steel drums. No, I wasn’t visiting the tropics, rather I was teaching an all-ages animation workshop during Toronto’s Caribana Festival along the shores of Harbourfront Centre's beautiful waterfront!

The event was hosted by CaribbeanTales' annual film festival and sponsored by Toon Boom Animation. For the two-hour event, I presented basic introduction animation skills on an easy-to-use program called Flip Boom All-Star. The software is geared towards a younger audience, which made it very accessible to everyone that attended, both young and old alike.

It was an absolute pleasure participating in the event and I’m glad everyone that attended had a blast as well.