All artwork shown are from drawing drills and exercises within SDA
This is a fantastic site. You learn the ropes around art techniques, the art business as well as the right attitude for success. The lessons range from beginner to things even pros must know, especially around character design. The community is great and Stephen is always there, encouraging and guiding us. I'm so happy this academy exists.
Having been a fan of Stephen Silver for some time, I was thrilled to find out that he had started his Academy. After a few weeks of video classes, doing the drills, and most importantly, getting Stephen’s direct feedback, I have seen great growth in my skill and understanding of what makes a character work. If you're looking to take your skills up a level, you can’t find a better place than the Stephen Silver Academy!
I really enjoy learning from the Silver Drawing Acadamy. Stephen Silver is a fantastic character designer and teacher. The short video format works perfectly for me (Father of 2 daughters and a full-time job) The contents are incredible and well organized. It also provides resource for reference to draw from. The monthly live Zoom drawing session was super fun and helpful. Not to mention the respectful community to share and learn from.
Since starting the classes, I've seen a huge improvement in skill, and confidence. I do highly recommend this online school for anyone looking to push themselves. Self teaching is good, but with structure. it helps to see fast improvement, plus the weekend drawing with stephen drawing is a main reason to sign up, a lot of schools struggle to understand what an animator really is, and this helped a lot.
The lessons are laid out with a short instructional followed by assignment that reinforces what is being taught. I also love the fact that your site allows each lesson to be marked complete because even though I will be revisiting the ones I have marked complete it helps me organize what lessons I have already done/worked on. I also really enjoy the amount of time Stephen spends reviewing and looking at everyone’s assignments.
Antonio López Socias
The platform is incredible. I went through all the fundamentals you are sharing. The lessons you taught deconstructed my way to drawing and push it further. I just wanna say thank you for your devotion of throwing this valuable art lessons to the community and keep it affordable. Teachers like you keeps the students motivated and hungry to learn more and I wish I've had a teacher like you during my animation degree.
I joined the Silver Drawing Academy a month ago or so, last week I watched a 4 minute lesson and after it, I was able to focus on the right things and catch the feeling of a pose for the first time in my life (I think), it also helped me to push things (which is something I struggle with). In a matter of seconds my drawings changed dramatically for the better, it’s pretty insane. Go join if you can is worth every single penny.
I'm really motivated to keep going and improving. To be honest, SDA has been a huge motivation and I love the way you teach and you keep an eye on us, that's truly amazing. I'm enjoying the lessons very much, all of them have made me get out of my comfort zone and are pushing me at the same time as I'm having fun creating new things; and I'm really thankful for that. I must say the combination of everything in SDA is wonderful, I love the forum because I love to see my classmates work, your classes and the way you teach, how I feel you are accompanying me/us in the path and everything!!!