Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014
I'll be participating as jury at the 2014 Adobo Design Awards in Manila. In line with the event, I'll be part of the Adobo Design Series to do a presentation on Visual Development on Animated Feature Films. Calling all artists in the Philippines and Southeast Asia tot come and the check these events out!!!
Monday, March 03, 2014
Started as a 30-minute spitpaint titled Royal Cat, this is 5 hrs later. I grew up watching romantic epic films from the past and as a kid, I'm a sucker for period uniforms and armors. The Queen mother stretches her arm straight and in formal pose signifies royal bearing and position. The daughter, the new queen, cannot be in contact with outsiders. The geometric silhouettes on the royalties signifies regimented, rigid, and very formal lifestyle. The profile of the Sphinx echoes the profiles of both queen and mother. This shows their family dynasty. The papyrus message is directly in front of the sphinx as if coming out of it's mouth. This shows that this message is honest as if coming also from the mouth of their ancestors. On the other hand, the Roman emissary and general behind him are in less formal poses and uniform showing less respect to the authority in front of them. Right hand on the gladius shows readiness and bit of distrust. General behind leans slightly to his left getting a glance of the new queen. Warm light behind the women for their warm hospitality. Cool light behind the Romans for their hidden intention. Visual Aesthetics for effective Concept Art is part of my lecture when I do Visual Development workshops. Fun exercise.
Original 30-minute spitpaint.
All images ©2014 Armand Serrano.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
ART ECHO ACADEMY
Los Angeles, California
DE LA SALLE COLLEGE OF SAINT BENILDE
THE THREE AMIGOS at CTN EXPO
|The Three Amigos (l-r): Paul Lasaine-host, Armand Serrano, Marcos Mateu and Marcelo Vignali.|
ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY
San Francisco, California
|Nicolas Villareal and Armand Serrano|
|Armand Serrano, Bing Serrano and Nicolas Villareal|
RINGLING SCHOOL OF DESIGN
|Armand Serrano, Ron Zeitler and Jon Di Venti|
All images ©Armand Serrano.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Saturday, January 11, 2014
ICON MANILA is now officially launched. An International Entertainment Design Conference will be held in Manila on July 3rd, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center. Marcelo Vignali, Tony Bancroft, Vance Kovacs, John Butiu, and Stephen Silver and myself will be the speakers at this conference. All proceeds, will be used for much needed humanitarian (build a feeding center and medical mission) and education causes (free education conference for public school teachers) both in Manila and the gravely typhoon affected Visayan province! So please pass the word around...
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Saturday, December 07, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
"Crusader" 8.5 in. x 11 in. $20.00
"Scout" 8.5 in. x 11 in. $20.00
All proceeds will go to the Typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines. Prices include shipping and handling. Will ship only in the US and Canada.
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