El Grand Chamaco @ MX Academy
23 — 30 OCT
Bring your character skills to the next level:
Since 2013, Pictoplasma is bringing the experience, knowledge and expertise of its conferences and festivals to a new level of inspiration and intensity. During a dense 8-day course, followed by ongoing mentoring, selected Academy participants get the unique chance to work on refining their personal projects and ideas under the close guidance of acclaimed artists and designers with years of experience and international standing.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: SEPTEMBER 1
NYC Conference Speaker © Scott Benson
November 17, 2017
Pictoplasma returns to NYC…
with a dense program of inspiring artist talks, state of the art animation screenings and lively panel discussions to celebrate the next generation of character design and art!
First confirmed speakers: James Curran, Amandine Urruty, Edel Rodriguez, Sean Charmatz, Scott Benson …
EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE…
Character Self-Portrait ©Guillaume Kashima
Call for Entries:
Show Your True Self with a Character Selfie—and win a full Pictoplasma Character Design fellowship!
Pictoplasma challenges young, emerging artists AGED 18-24 to truly express their personality with a self-portrait that lets their real character shine.
Pictoplasma’s new online home for characters—and their creators!
When Pictoplasma went online in 1999 via 56k modem, it was our goal to serve as the world’s first platform for a new generation of character-driven visuals. Only a few months later our database imploded and all was lost.
Now, after more than 17 years of closely accompanying a global scene of artists in the real world, through our festivals, conferences, exhibitions, publications and the Academy, we feel the time has come to start over, do it right, and create a soulful and supportive online community, where artists can push characters to new visual heights.