October 12, 2012

Update!


This November I will have a table at CTN Expo with my friend Tuna where we will be selling our books, prints and giving portfolio reviews. Please stop by and have a little chat with us :) Sign up and have breakfast with the pros, meet lots of amazing artists, attend some panels or watch Glen Keane give drawing demonstrations. Come and have fun!



I'm very happy to say that I've been accepted into the Talent Development program at Disney Feature Animation this Fall where I will be a visual development trainee!! I look forward to learning and growing as much as I can. I don't know who will be my mentor(s) yet but I am super ecstatic and can't wait to begin!



Speaking of mentors, I was fortunate enough to be mentored by Lorelay Bove through Motivarti earlier this year. My goal within the mentorship program was to build a new portfolio and to expand my knowledge on design and visual development. We worked together one on one to make the project like a class assignment where I would bring something in each week to be critiqued. I received great suggestions from Lorelay and I  used them to improve my work each week. By the end of my 8 week mentorship I had a better understanding of design and portfolio layout. What made this portfolio different from all the ones I did in the past was that I chose to do my project in a medium I used a lot as a kid so that gave my book a more personal touch. Bringing something that's YOU into your portfolio will make it stand out and not look repetitive when looking at it amongst other people's portfolios. I've had positive experiences with Motivarti through their guest lecturers and classes and I'm happy to see that they've expanded their program to mentorships as well. 


That's all the updates for now. Hope to see a few of you at CTN!

10 comments:

Aaron Spurgeon said...

Congratulations Elsa! You completely and totally deserve it! I'm so happy and excited for you! And I can't wait to see your stuff at CTN. So Awesome!

Isaac Orloff Illustration said...

We will be table neighbors! Going to be a blast!

Avner Geller said...

Congratulations!! Wonderful news :)
looking forward to meet you at the Expo!

Andrea Femerstrand said...

Awesome! I'll be there and will definitely come and say hello to both of you :)

//Andrea

Elisa Takagi said...

Your artwork is so inspiring! Just got done listened to the artcast :-) Looking forward to meeting you at CTN!

Nikolas Ilic said...

Congrats and it was great meeting you ! I didnt know you did the Motivarti mentorship as well! I did the first time around too! Love your stuff!

Jonathan Tiong said...

Hey Elsa! I saw you at CTN but didn't get a chance to say hi. Congrats on Disney, you're going to kick ass there. :)

C.Deboda said...

Thanks to you and Tuna for the book at ctn! Just sorry I missed out on shaking your hand though (via Oatleys podcast) :(

Aira said...

Congratulations Elsa! Amazing your artwork :)

soudabeh rouhandeh said...

looking forward to meet you.i love you style and works :) inspires me a lot