ShrekExercises_01_ScaleIn 1997 I was asked to help train newly hired 3D animators for the Shrek production. I ended up developing a 13 week comprehensive programme consisting of 10 progressive exercises covering all the basic principles of animation.


For nearly 3 years, while working at DreamWorks, I organized a life drawing class following the set schedule put forward in the book The Natural Way to Draw by Kimon Nicolaides, first published posthumously in 1941. The book consists of 25 chapters, each outlining five three-hour drawing sessions with text and instructions assigned to each session. It is simply a wonderful book and one of the most comprehensive text on art and drawing I have ever come across.