Dynamic Bible Draws on a Foundation of Sketching

Peter Han’s Dynamic Bible Art Instruction.

Over the years, Peter Han has been an instructor for a class known as Dynamic Sketching. The objective of the course is to help students understand how to observe forms on location, then deconstruct them into basic shapes that make it easier to sketch them. Han began to document his process late in 2015 so that he could discern whether anything was missing or if there were concepts which needed to be refined. In his notes, he covered all the basic archetype themes how to draw organic forms such as insects, animals, an d marine life, moving up to hard-surface forms like planes, cars, and tanks. Han, an instructor for the Artcenter College of Design, the Concept Design Academy and the online CGMA, was originally a student for the course that he now teaches. He credits his mentor, Norm Schureman, who taught the course for many years, with developing Han’s strengths in communicating through sketching. Han knows of many people in the industry who used the Dynamic Sketching technique to develop of their own professional skills. After Schureman passed away in 2010, Han picked up the technique and used it in his own instructional process. The foundation is Schureman’s, but Han has continued the evolution by building on the original process.

Dynamic Bible Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign.

He has compiled his personal lectures and his notes from the course into a book, Dynamic Bible, and has launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to raise $12,000 for the book’s printing costs. With approximately two weeks remaining until the campaign’s deadline, more than $33,000 has already been raised by crowdfunding supporters. Han’s intention, now that he’s reached the $30,000 mark in contributions, is to create a mini-book to be shipped to all those donors who have backed the original sketch book, with a digital high-resolution version for the ones who backed the pdf version of Dynamic Bible.

Han has conducted previous successful crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter including Pardon my Dust and the Sketchbook of Peter Fan 2014-2015.

In addition to the fundraising that he’s doing for his book, a portion of all pledges received will be designated for the Marty Smith Scholarship Fund at the Artcenter, over $3,000 has been designated for this fund. Rewards on the different levels for donors backing the book include signed copies of the book; pdf versions of the book; prints, sketches, and original drawings; and private three-hour or three-week lessons covering specific instruction provided in the book for donors in the San Diego/Los Angeles area. Because he is doing the packing and shipping on his own, Han is unable to currently ship his book to international destinations. But he assures his international fans that by the beginning of August at the latest, the book will be available through online resources.

Peter Han’s Dynamic Bible Background.

Han, who graduated from the Art Center College of Design at the end of 2004, has been working in the entertainment industry as a professional artist for the last decade. In addition to working for studios including Sony San Diego, Technicolor, Bottle Rocket, Trion Worlds, and Nexus Productions, Han also freelances for other entertainment projects and shows artwork for galleries. In addition, he is the creative director for TAVAT, an eyewear company.

As he has honed his artistic skills in a diverse array of artistic ventures, he discovered within himself a passion to teach the foundations of design and sketching.

Han’s hope is that Dynamic Bible will convey his voice, echoed by his mentor’s presence, to all those who read it. He also hopes that people can take their drawing skills to the next level.

More on the Dynamic Bible.

The soft-cover book, which is perfect-bound, is self-published and is already in the production process. It contains 115 pages printed on “Tintoretto” Italian paper that is very similar to the watercolor paper that Han used in his original journals. Han has ordered 500 copies of the book, of which 359 have already received Kickstarter backing, leading Han to believe that it’s probably time to place another printing order.

The book is divided into two sections, the first portion covering the organic forms, the latter section providing instruction on the mechanical forms. Instead of retyping the notes, Han has kept his original handwriting in the book in order to retain the feel of the original journals and to give the rendition more personal for the artist who is reading it and obtaining instruction from its pages.

Han has conducted previous successful crowdfunding campaigns on Kickstarter including Pardon my Dust and the Sketchbook of Peter Fan 2014-2015.

In addition to the fundraising that he’s doing for his book, a portion of all pledges received will be designated for the Marty Smith Scholarship Fund at the Artcenter, over $3,000 has been designated for this fund. Rewards on the different levels for donors backing the book include signed copies of the book; pdf versions of the book; prints, sketches, and original drawings; and private three-hour or three-week lessons covering specific instruction provided in the book for donors in the San Diego/Los Angeles area. Because he is doing the packing and shipping on his own, Han is unable to currently ship his book to international destinations. But he assures his international fans that by the beginning of August at the latest, the book will be available through online resources.

Because he benefitted from the instruction of others, Han’s hopes for this campaign and for this book include benefitting other artists who are eager to expand their skills under the tutelage of someone who has been both student and instructor.