HOW IT WORKS
The ultimate platform for artists to learn at their own pace
• Improve skills quickly
• Learn new techniques daily
• Easy to understand assignments
• Track your progress
• Watch on any device, including the app
SDA STREAMING VIDEOS. This section of the Academy offers over 300 short form videos covering a variety of design topics. This structure is organized for artists to work from individual videos, draw through each category to achieve the greatest results, do the exercises and continuously level up. Depending on your skill level, you can start from any section.
8 WEEK CHARACTER DESIGN COURSE. This guided lesson plan is responsible for training hundreds of working Character Designers in the industry. You will be developing characters from start to finish following a specific lesson plan with weekly assignments that will help you understand the studio production process. This Annual Membership bonus course is ideal for students that wish to be guided step by step.
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A good place to start for beginners and those wanting a fundamental refresher.
Learn about basic head structure and sketching a variety of head shapes.
The Silver Way Overview
Discover various video lessons based off the core principles of the #1 top ranked books on character design "The Silver Way".
Discover how to break down a face to capture, observe quickly and produce quick sketch caricatures.
Watch and learn about the process of developing and designing a variety of characters in various styles.
Learn how to put life and energy into a variety of poses.
Watch as I discuss how and why I break down animal shapes and learn how to find the character.
Learn about sketching, clean up, turnarounds, lineups, expression sheets and more.
Hear of ways to get you in the right mindset. organizing a clear path for you to fulfill your goals.
A series of exercises to help you improve your observation and drawing skills.
Character Drawing Prompts
Receive character design suggestions already shuffled for you to start designing.
Explore a variety of reference websites providing photos, animation and a collection of other visual resources.
BECOME A MEMBER
MONTHLY ZOOM DRAWING SESSIONS
Join Stephen each month for Live Draw Jam Sessions on Zoom where you will be drawing from reference that Stephen provides. You will have the opportunity to ask questions as we draw together and meet other members of SDA . #silverdrawingsessions