Nathan Fowkes

Nathan Fowkes is a veteran entertainment industry artist with credits on 12 animated feature films including DreamWorks Animation’s The Prince of Egypt, Spirit, several projects within the Shrek Universe, How to Train Your Dragon; Blue Sky’s Rio 2 and Ferdinand; and Wonder Park from Paramount Animation. Nathan’s upcoming projects are animated features from Disney and Marvel Entertainment.

Additionally, Nathan has been sought after as a consultant for game studios to enhance the quality of their theatrical presentation. He has worked with numerous clients including Blizzard Entertainment, King, Disney Interactive, Riot Games, Ubisoft, Rovio and Supercell.

Nathan is also well known as a teacher of colour, light and design; he is a regular guest lecturer at Art Center College of Design and has taught at The Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art and the Laguna College of Art and Design. He’s the author of the bestselling book How to Draw Portraits in Charcoal. Nathan currently teaches online at when his film production schedule allows. 

At the festival Nathan will be offering two art classes for apiring concept artists and visual storytellers. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn in person from a respected artist at the top of their game working at the very top levels of the film and entertainment industry.

He will also be delivering an inspiring talk at the festival on the Sunday only at the Guildhall. 

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