Thursday, March 25, 2010

I received this from a guy named jason who watched my online video on how to self publish. You can purchase his book here on amazon this is what he wrote.

I watched your presentation on book making on and I made a book. I'm starting small with black and white print-on-demand.
Thank you for the inspiration and the information

Jason Pruett

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Bob Boyle

My good friend Bob Boyle is the Emmy Award winning creator of the Nick Jr. series, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! and is author/illustrator of the children's book, Hugo and the Really, Really, Really Long String. He also created the Disney series, Yin! Yang! Yo! and was a Producer and the Art Director of The Fairly OddParents. He just released the new children's book Hugo. check out this fun trailer and send him a shout.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Schoolism Students work

I just wrapped up another session of my character design course. what your seeing from my students is the design they did without instruction on the first week and then their last design they did on their final week. Great Job guys.The next session one begins April 5th. you can register by going here. schoolism

This class was awesome. I got to learn so many things that I know I wouldn't have been able to learn anywhere in Alaska. I'm going to start slowing down with my drawings and do more sketches from life. Character design is what I love to do and now I feel like I'll be able to draw the characters that have been locked up in my head because I was too scared to draw them before. Thanks for a great time Silver.

Without exaggeration, this has been one of the best classes I've ever taken in my life.
Thanks for sharing some of your trade secrets, which you earned through hard work over many years. These 'short-cuts' you've given me are an incredible boost.

Stephen Silver's Schoolism course on animation character design has blown away my ideas on what an online course can offer. Stephen uses videos to hand us the tools to improve our artwork with in-depth lessons and personal critiques that are hand drawn over our own assignments. We get to see where we've succeeded in applying his lessons, but more importantly where we've strayed so we can learn from our mistakes. I can't say that all of his lessons have sunk in yet, but I've already noticed an improvement in my artwork. And I have more confidence in my abilities too!
James Anderson.

During the nine weeks in Stephen's class I really learned to discipline my process in character development and design. Stephen has a palpable passion for this artform, and it is contagious. His encouragement to constantly practice our craft, explore different styles, and to keep studying were all keys to our improvment. He clearly breaks down his process without imposing his own drawing style on yours. From thumbnails to turnarounds to expression sheets, I really felt like my development process took a huge leap forward. I came away from the class with the message that it's all about passion, discipline, and practice.
Bobby Pontillas

As a professional designer, I started Stephen Silverís course with the idea of improve my character designing skills and learn how to success in the industry. And I absolutely arrive to that goal, and far beyond.
Iíve not only learned a lot about drawing and designing, but about how to face some usual artistís problems, frustrations, and blockings. I realized the importance of drawing daily, and how to do it in a successful way. This course gives fuel to my passion for drawing, and awake my desire for draw more and more.
Stephen is not only a great professional of the designing industry, but a great instructor. His lectures are fill of love for drawing and designing. He shares all his knowledge and talks about his own experience. The explanations are clear and filled with great information. You will want to watch it once and once again. Guaranteed.
Also, a very important thing for me is that when I had some problem with the assignements, or with the course, I could easily talk with my instructor and he solved them quickly and very kindly.
I absolutely recommend this course to everyone who wants to improve his designing skills, learn a lot about design and drawing and have a lot of fun.
jaume cullell

This course turned out to be everything I was hoping for, and more. Your experience and enthusiasm for what you do comes through, not only in your lessons but in the critiques as well. Not only have I seen the improvement in my own work, but I have caught myself saying things like ìWatch those tangents!î when I am doing critiques at work. You sir, were (and still are) my idle while I was going to art school. It has truly been my honor to have spent this pass nine weeks under your tutelage. And for that I thank you.
Steve Richardson

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


This is a cool little piece that I am featured in from the gallery nucleus show I was part of for the Alice in wonderland exhibit.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

I was part of a brand new reality show called The Antonio Treatment that aired on HGTV Sunday- March 14th. My studio was filmed and I also drew a caricature of the whole crew for Cartoonist I was filmed drawing the whole crew. It was alot of fun.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

This is a sample of one of my weekly video critiques I give my students on my online character design course @ It is a nine week one on one class with over 18 hours of video instruction. I can work with you privately weekly or you can take the self taught where you get to just watch the videos and other student critiques. The next class is starting on April 5th, seating is limited and almost full. To view dates, lesson plan and student testimonials go to,courses and lessons,character design with stephen Silver.

Sunday, March 07, 2010


I made a new trailer for the two hour film, check it out.
Mort Drucker, world famous caricaturist and humorous illustrator best known for his work in MAD magazine has made an exclusive, never before seen tutorial film about his process and life experiences. Presented and interviewed by me. To watch the 2 hour and 15 minute film go to and click on "The Masters Series" banner located on the bottom. The film is now available and only $39.95