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2015 November Q at the Zoo


Life drawing at the Dallas Zoo with Steven Quentin!

Attend ABOSG's monthly meeting at the largest zoological experience in Texas! Get together with your fellow animators, and artists to take in the fresh air and the inspiring, exotic creatures. With ninety five acres to explore and thousands of animals, even the most skilled will be sure to go home with something new. Bring your creativity and drawing supplies for a day of interesting and challenging fun. The Dallas Zoo offers many exhibits including, “Giants of the Savanna,” an 11 acre African extravaganza. Other attractions include the Lacerte Family Children’s Zoo and the award-winning Jake L. Hamon Gorilla Conservation Research Center.

Life drawing is arguably the most difficult subject an artist can master. Life drawing can be applied to a variety of creative industries, including traditional drawing and painting, animation, modeling, and character art, so all students and professionals have something to gain from attending.


Date: Saturday, November 14th
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Dallas Zoo 650 S RL Thornton Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75203
Cost: Admission Price to the zoo is $15
Parking: $8
Dallas Light Rail Day Pass $5
Dallas Zoo Info: http://www.dallaszoo.com/
*Please bring your own art supplies

The meeting is free to attend. All are welcome. Memberships Available.

Instructor Bio:

Born in Readlyn, Iowa, Steve knew he wanted to be an artist from his earliest days.  Saturday morning cartoons became a ritual in the Quentin household, and Steve’s love of animation led him to The Ringling School of Art and Design in 1995.  There he embarked on a rigorous program of drawing and painting, often spending all day and evening in figure drawing and painting studios.  After graduating in 1999, Steve fulfilled his childhood wish and was hired by Walt Disney Feature Animation in Orlando.  While working in the Animation department, he worked on the cleanup crew for Kenai Bear (Brother Bear, Lilo (Lilo and Stitch),( The Little Match Girl, Pocahontas (2000 rerelease) and The Lion King (rerelease).  When the Orlando studio  closed, Steve moved to Dallas, TX, where he is currently employed in the commercial animation field.  He has served as principal 2D and 3D animator, art director, concept artist, vis dev artist, storyboarder  on hundreds of national commercials, video game trailers and movies.  In addition to these projects, Steve has received many industry accolades for his freelance work, especially on the recently released “Cold War Clambake”.  He has been a featured panel speaker on animation and character development, holds an honorary membership in The Dallas Screenwriter’s Association, Currently a board member of A Bunch Of Short Guys ( an animators guild) and currently moderates a figure drawing studio for fellow professional artists.  He also is an accomplished Flash animator, as well as being proficient in Adobe Photoshop, SoftImage XSI, Maya,  After Effects and Painter.

Steve can usually be found in his studio, working on his latest digital creation.  Whether creating backgrounds, character design, animation or concept work,  he brings a high level of professionalism and creativity to each of his pieces.  When he wants to cut loose and relax, he can usually be found Working on his wood lathe.