Saturday, December 31, 2005

Happy New Year.
I just wanted to mention two things.

1) If anyone is interested I have two last minute open spots for my January 18th Character design class. It is an 8 week course held on wednesday nights from 7-10pm in Woodland Hills. If you are interested please e-mail me asap @ silvertoons@yahoo.com.

2) On Sunday January 15th I will be signing books from 11am-4pm at Swains Art supply in Glendale. http://www.swainsart.com/ It does'nt matter if you already have my book, please feel free to stop by and say hello. Ask me any questions about the biz or even show me your portfolio. See you there.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005


Off for the holidays. Have a great Christmas and happy new year!!!!!!

Monday, December 12, 2005


After being kicked out of daphnes, for taking up table space drawing. we went over to draw at a cafe on main street where they have a produce market on Tuesdays. This was a women believe it or not that was sitting right in front of me. this was drawn from life.

Wednesday, November 30, 2005



some more random heads and a this guys head painted in photoshop.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Tuesday, November 22, 2005



some quick random heads. It's just what I love to do. It must come from all my years of doing live caricatures.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005




some recent lunch time memory sketches

Thursday, November 10, 2005


Just want to let you know about a gallery group showing that will be featuring two of my boxing paintings. they are about 30x40 acrylic.

Joseph Wahl Arts
Group Show 2005
Paintings / Photography
November 18 through January


Stephen Silver . Sara Azari . Bob Barbour . Cynthia Ebin . Carol Henry . Tommy Hollenstein

Please join us at our Opening Reception:
Friday, November 18 , 7 – 9 pm

5305 Topanga Canyon Blvd.Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Phone/Fax: 818-340-9245
www.josephwahlarts.com
Hours: Tue. – Sat. 10:30am – 5:30pm

Friday, November 04, 2005

Thursday, November 03, 2005


I am posting this again since I am getting comments that people can't see it. So here we go. People often say to me, "Why don't you draw hot women" well I do, and here they are. Courtesy of Sony Feature animation life drawing yesterday. I like to use the models as just a quick reference of gesture. It is not my intention to copy what is in front of me. This gives me the ability to not only have fun with life drawing but also caricature the body and play around with different proportions as you can see.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005


I thought I would post some of my last weeks life drawing. As I mentioned in my book. I always like to experiment, I feel it is the only way to grow as an artist, and not be tied down to doing what you always do or always using the medium you are most comfortable with. With these 3 minute poses, I just used a brush pen and blue charcoal just to focus on gesture and not anatomy.

Thursday, October 20, 2005


todays memory sketch, We noticed him just before we left the restaurant. I sketched it, scanned it and colored it pretty quickly in photoshop.

Monday, October 17, 2005



Some wolf sketches I did for a project that never happened. And a drawing from the past.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Character Design Class at my studio

Thanks for all the intrest in the character design class. The January session is fiiled and it looks like the March session will be filled as well. I will continue to take names and address for future sessions, so please keep sending them if you are interested in taking the class. The third session will begin in June. Thank you for the great response. I look forward to having on going classes at my studio. It will be a lot of fun! Silver



I haven't posted memory sketches in a while, so here are the last three. These guys were all spotted on my way back from lunch. Sometimes there is alot to choose from and sometimes there is nothing that really jumps out. but the rule is you have to memorize someone.

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Character design interview

If you are interested, An enthusiastic character design student has started a character design blog and interviewed me on character design. His goal is to interview Designers currently working in industry. check it out.
http://characterdesign.blogspot.com

More KP designs




Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Kim Possible Roughs




















I came across a bunch of kim possible roughs last night that I did in season 2 and 3. It was a really fun show to work on. I hope you enjoy them. The fat rufus drawing was for a plush toy they made. And some of these are prelimanary roughs that never made it in the show.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Character Design Class Begins In January

IF you want to get on the class list please e-mail me your address to get confirmation. silvertoons@yahoo.com. I will be teaching only six every 8 weeks. If you don't get on the first one, I will put you on the second one. I am very excited about this and have a great class set up. For those of you that already sent me your address I will be sending out a mailer soon.
Thanks.

Silver

Wednesday, September 28, 2005



This was yesterdays guy that we saw heading back from lunch.

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Character Design Class at my studio

I just would like to put a feeler out there to see if there would be any interest in an 8 week character design class taught by me out of my home studio in Simi Valley, Ca. Space would be limited to only 6 students. Mainly because I would want to be able to have alot more one on one time. The class would cost $4oo for the 8 weeks and I would hold it on a weeknight from 7pm-10pm. Please post your comment on this if this would be of interest to you.
Thanks
Silver

Thursday, September 22, 2005


todays funny looking memory sketch

This was inspired when I told my 3 year old that if he does'nt brush his teeth they will turn green like a caveman.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005


From my weekly restaurant sketchbook.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Drive By


This is the start of my new memory sketches I call "Drive By". I am stuck in L.A traffic for an hour each morning. So I have turned my L.A traffic frustration in to drawing joy. I listen to Howard Stern and watch people drive by.

Thursday, September 15, 2005