Online Class: Character Design by Silver

Welcome to my character design course. Throughout this course I will share with you my personal techniques for producing character designs and the creative process of drawing that I go through. You will learn to understand Clarity and Shape Variation, as well as many other important principles and elements of design.

As a character designer you are responsible for exploring new ideas through characters. Your role as a designer will be to create major and incidental characters for animated T.V., Feature Films, Video Games,etc.. You will also want to create characters for you own intellectual properties.

My purpose is to provide you with a better understanding of the drawing and design process and to give you the tools that will constantly improve your skills. This nine week course will build your confidence in drawing while inspiring you with new ideas that will continuously help you grow.

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I just wanted to personally thank you for the time and effort you've put into these lectures and our critiques and everything. I know my drawings have improved and are more confident. I now have some experience in turnarounds and clean up and feel as though I was able to skip a lot of the heartache of trying to learn it on my own. I really enjoyed having a lecture each week to look forward to and being able to watch the other student's videos was a real treat. I've already recommended to a lot of my friends and fellow students.

Chris Houghton


Thanks very much for the encouraging feedback on my emotions & attitudes drawings. I've really enjoyed this course and am pleased to say that the quality of my work is forever altered for the better thanks to your superb guidance. I'm starting to form an addiction to drawing in my sketchbook and am no longer afraid of producing bad drawings when designing a character - because I know a good one drawing will pop up amongst all the crappy ones. Thanks for giving me that confidence and freeing me up to enjoy, once again, what I've loved since I was a kid.

Rafi Nizam


Silver; thank you so much for this class. I have a degree in illustration and have been a professional artist in the video game industry for 11 years. I learned more from you in nine weeks than I have in years. Your straightforward way of explaining your process and the principles of character design was both refreshing and inspiring! You really opened a new door for me.

Barry Prioste