|Apart from the general
workshops such as cel painting and model building, the art hall held an amazing weekend of
interactive events to keep attendees very busy. With such gatherings involving origami,
cosplay construction, and drawing techniques, the education faucet was on full tap as Coloradoans
kept pace with their instructors.
Desu Kan 2002
| Shitajiki: Abel Sollis displayed his fine collection of
Shitajikis for the collectors of this area. Discussions included how to take cars of
the pencil boards, spotting fakes, and talking about shopping trips.
|| Origami: Abel Sollis also has a crafty hand in the
traditional Japanese paper arts as he led a workshop on origami with cranes, various
objects, and other paper-rendered things of nature.
| Costume Accessory Creation: Cosplay isn't all about just the costumes;
accessories also must be noticed as representatives showed examples on how to make large
props like headdresses, staffs, swords, harps, large feet, and various weapons as well as
discussion on the use of foam applications, hot glue, and fabric painting.
|| Advanced Mecha Designs: Newton Ewell gave a detailed instruction on the
how-tos of mecha design. Topics included design, base structures, obeying the laws of
physics for believability, perspective, mechanics, articulation, and rendering in
perspective for overall look and feel.
| Copic Markers Workshop: Participants in this panel got to chance to see
how well Copic markers stand up to the competition as they colored in various inked anime
characters for that feeling that always grabs the artists' attentions.
|| Pattern Drafting for
Cosplay: From simple to more
complex designs, cosplay half a hobby and half a complicated mix of shapes and
constructions. Cosplay representatives were on hand to discuss fabrics, sewing
techniques, shopping resources, and much more.
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