30 year industry pro Stephen Silver designer of Disney's Kim Possible, Nickelodeon's Danny Phantom and many more, 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.Start Learning
Get unlimited access to 300 + video tutorials!
New content added weekly
Weekly videos to help you succeed as an artist
Purpose • Confidence • Motivation
SHORT VIDEO LESSONS
5 minute drawing lessons to improve your skills
Character Design • Caricature • Gesture
Connect with artists around the world and share
Forums • Live Drawing • Resources
Be notified of upcoming learning opportunities, free community events via virtual and live meetups.
The Silver Drawing Academy is designed for all levels of artists.
These are the recommended categories to follow in order to gain the greatest results.
• Finding Your Artistic Path
• Beginning Techniques
• Drawing Heads
• The Silver Way Overview
• Developing Characters
• Designing Animals
• Character Drawing Prompts
• Drawing Drills
• Drawing Essentials
• Member Critiques
• Podcasts and Interviews
• Out of Print Books
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
• Clean Up
• Animal Design
• Drawing the Features
• Varying Styles
• Constructing Characters
• Understanding Proportion
Join in on the monthly Live Zoom Draw Jams!
Becoming a member means not only hours of techniques, tips, tutorials, and motivation, but FREE monthly live meetups. Meet fellow members, draw with me and get questions answered.
"I'm dropping you a note to let you know how incredibly inspiring you were today. I realize that there are people of all ages in the academy and that it's never too late. I wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart." - AnateraSTART LEARNING - Next Session: Saturday, November 28, 10am PST
"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!"
DISNEY FEATURE ANIMATOR