30 year industry pro Stephen Silver will teach you the skills you need to be a successful Character Designer. Silver Drawing Academy offers art training for all levels with tutorials and exercises to advance your drawing skills.

 

Practice at your own pace, advance your drawing and observation skills through Character Design, Caricature, Gesture Drawing, and mindset while sharing and connecting with Stephen and the SDA community.

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Get unlimited access to 300 + video tutorials!

New content added weekly

 

 

Membership includes:

 

ART TALKS

Weekly videos to help you succeed as an artist

Purpose • Confidence • Motivation

STREAMING VIDEO LESSONS

5 minute drawing lessons to improve your skills

Character Design • Caricature • Gesture

COMMUNITY

Connect with artists around the world and share

Forums • Live Drawing • Resources

TOPICS COVERED:

 

Finding Your Artistic Path
Beginning Techniques
Drawing Heads
The Silver Way Overview
Developing Characters
Designing Animals
Character Drawing Prompts
Drawing Drills
Resources
Gesture
Caricature
Member Critiques
Podcasts and Interviews
Gallery
Out of Print Books

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

 

Shape Variety
Pushing Poses
Fundamentals of Design
Gesture Drawing
Expressions and Attitudes
Design Compelling Characters
Head Construction
Professional Techniques
Beginning Techniques
Production Process
Memory Sketching
Caricature
Clean Up
Turnarounds
Animal Design
Drawing the Features
Varying Styles
Constructing Characters
Understanding Proportion
Business of Art

Join in on the monthly Live Zoom Draw Jams!

Becoming a member means not only hours of techniques, tips, tutorials, and motivation, but monthly live meetups. Meet artists, draw with me and get questions answered.

Next Session: Saturday, September 26, 10am PST

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"I swear, I learned more from Stephen Silver than I did at CalArts and years of being a professional animator at Disney and DreamWorks. I can be creative ANYTIME I want now. Thanks to Mr. Silver!"

 Tim Ingersol 

DISNEY FEATURE ANIMATOR

 
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