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January 19, 2021 6:00–7:00 pm

Anime Drawing 101

Taught by Morgan Riker

About the Workshop

Anime is Japanese animation. The word ‘anime’ is based on the original japanese pronunciation of the American word ‘animation.’ It’s largely characterized by but certainly not limited to stark colorful graphics depicting vibrant characters in action-filled plots often with fantastic or futuristic themes.

While there are infinite ways to depict a human face using anime as inspiration, in this workshop participants will be focusing on a couple of the most common characteristics. We will cover the basics of portraiture, some pro tips, and some prominent characteristics seen in anime and manga (it’s graphic novel counterpart) and draw our own anime character. All you need is a few pieces of any type of blank paper, and a pencil, hopefully one with an eraser.

About the Instructor

Morgan Riker is a mixed media artist based in Durham. She has a Bachelor’s or Fine Arts from the University of Tulsa in printmaking, ceramics, and photography. You can find her in Durham selling copper and ceramic jewelry and air plant sculptures at Art Market Durham next to the farmers Market on Saturday’s or teaching kids and adults at ArtPost.

About the Location

This workshop will meet online via Zoom. See link at top of page.

About DukeCreate

DukeCreate is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help Duke students, staff, and faculty develop a variety of creative skills. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most take place in the Duke Arts Annex or the Rubenstein Arts Center and are typically held weeknights 6-8pm.

Workshops are free to all Duke students and staff, with priority given to students. Class size is limited. Students must sign up in advance. Registration for the following week’s DukeCreate workshops goes live on Friday mornings – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot!  Online enrollment for Duke staff opens on the day of the workshop. Staff can also show up 10 minutes prior to a workshop in case a slot becomes available. Walk-ins will be accommodated on a space-available basis.

DukeCreate is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (DukeArts) and University Center Activities and Events (UCAE).