Join Waitlist We will inform you when the product arrives in stock. Please leave your valid email address below.

Courses

  • 5 Lessons

    LIVE: Will Weston: Costume Drawing Class

    Join Will Weston for 5 LIVE classes on Costume Drawing! Students will learn basic costume construction and then proceed through costume design focusing more in-depth on costume design for characters. Drawing techniques and how to light fabric will also be covered. Students will be given weekly homework assignments and receive critiques on their work. 

  • 7 Lessons

    Will Weston Advanced Projects Summer 2021

    Advanced projects is a portfolio-building class that allows students to demonstrate their knowledge of the visual development process to future employers. Students work on a vis dev project of their choosing under the instructor's supervision. This is an advanced class with a limited number of students, and people work at different rates given previous experience. Some students may take the class once to finish a project and others twice, so students will progress as fast as their skills and discipline allow.
  • 7 Lessons

    Will Weston Composition for Animation and Film Fall 2021

    Working from an instructor-provided story prompt, students spend 6 weeks learning to execute all stages of a composition's development, from initial storyboards and prop design through rough sketches and on to final the composition (layout). This is important because, professionally, every developmental stage is used in review processes that determine the future direction of a project. Everything, thumbnails to the final layout, must be clear and provide visual information needed for creative decision-making. There are no requirements for this class, however, it assumes students enter with reasonable drawing skills. Live Class Schedule (via Zoom) Sep. 11, 18, 25, & Oct 2, 9, 16. All classes meet from 2:30 - 4:30 EST.
  • 6 Lessons

    Will Weston Composition Lecture

    Will Weston draws and discusses various compositional arrangements and strategies. This lecture is great for people interested in multi-figure paintings, film design, animation, and entertainment arts.
  • 12 Lessons

    Will Weston Costume Drawing

    This class contains an entire 2-hour video focused on various aspects of costume drawing.  It also includes about 2 hours of Will Weston's LiveStream Costume Drawing Lecture filmed on January 17th, 2020.
  • 7 Lessons

    Will Weston Figure Composition & Story

    Figure Composition & Story assumes you’re learning to draw figures for a reason. In this class, students learn to draw proportionally accurate but simple figures that can be drawn quickly and clearly. We then take a deep dive into figure composition as it’s used today in animation, film, game design, graphic novels, figurative painting and some children’s books. This is also a great foundational class for those interested in storyboarding. We address figure drawing in perspective. Students learn numerous compositional approaches, including strategies from earlier eras applicable today. This class is about planning figure-based art projects. We discuss the role of character archetypes, how to create casts of characters, and their value in telling visual stories. Students develop proficiencies through numerous exercises and a final story-telling project based on figure composition with limited props. All my Drawing America classes involve lectures, presentations, and individual recorded critiques of student work every week. Students may work digitally, traditionally, or using a combination of both media.
  • 9 Lessons

    Will Weston Figure Drawing Class

    Shot live on location in NYC this two-hour session begins with strategies for drawing the figure and then moves right into student pads, with Mr. Weston drawing over their work and explaining as he goes. Assignments included.
  • 7 Lessons

    Will Weston Figure Drawing Fall 2021 (Group A)

    In this 6-week (7 lessons) workshop, students will learn basic figure construction and then proceed through the figure focusing more in-depth on human anatomy. Drawing techniques, how to draw volumetrically as well as figure lighting will also be covered. Students will be given weekly homework assignments and receive personal video critiques on their work. CLASS SCHEDULE: Live Zoom meetings occur on Saturdays September 11th, 18th 25th, and October 2nd, 9th, and 16th from 12:00 – 1:30 pm EST. Videos will be available as a replay after class. Homework due at midnight PST each Thursday. Zoom link posted below the night before each live class. Please note, jumpstart homework does not receive a crit.
  • 7 Lessons

    Will Weston Figure Drawing Fall 2021 (Group B)

    In this 6-week (7 lessons) workshop, students will learn basic figure construction and then proceed through the figure focusing more in-depth on human anatomy. Drawing techniques, how to draw volumetrically as well as figure lighting will also be covered. Students will be given weekly homework assignments and receive personal video critiques on their work. CLASS SCHEDULE: Live Zoom meetings occur on Sundays September 12th, 19th 26th, and October 3rd, 10th, and 17th from 12:00 – 1:30 pm EST. Videos will be available as a replay after class. Homework due at midnight PST each Thursday. Zoom link posted below the night before each live class. Please note, jumpstart homework does not receive a crit.
  • 12 Lessons

    Will Weston Figure Drawing Lecture

    Three and half hours of Will Weston drawing a 40-foot drawing while discussing strategies for drawing the figure. This class was filmed live for Drawing New York in New York City.

  • 7 Lessons

    Will Weston Figure Drawing Spring 2021

    In this 6-week (7 lesson) workshop, students will learn basic figure construction and then proceed through the figure focusing more in-depth on human anatomy. Drawing techniques, how to draw volumetrically as well as figure lighting will also be covered. Students will be given weekly homework assignments and receive personal video critiques on their work. CLASS SCHEDULE: Live Zoom meetings occur on Saturdays March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, and April 3rd and 10th from 12:00 – 1:30 pm EST. Videos will be available as a replay after class.
  • 7 Lessons

    Will Weston Figure Drawing Summer 2021

    In this 6-week (7 lesson) workshop, students will learn basic figure construction and then proceed through the figure focusing more in-depth on human anatomy. Drawing techniques, how to draw volumetrically as well as figure lighting will also be covered. Students will be given weekly homework assignments and receive personal video critiques on their work.
  • 7 Lessons

    Will Weston Figure Drawing Winter 2021

    Receive personal video critiques on your weekly homework assignments in this 6-week (7 lesson) workshop. Students will learn basic figure construction and then proceed through the figure focusing more in-depth on human anatomy. Drawing techniques, how to draw volumetrically as well as figure lighting will also be covered.
  • 7 Lessons

    Will Weston Mad Science Summer 2021

    This drawing workshop uses old submarine interiors, steam cars, tanks, pre WW1 flying machines, and 19th century dental and medical equipment as references allowing drawing students to portray character-filled man-made lab equipment, creepy lab furniture, and environments. Students learn to draw everything using cylinders (pipes & pipe fittings), balls, boxes, wire, and ropes, all exaggerated for clarity and expression. Students then scale and design a cutaway for a Mad Scientists laboratory allowing for staging and potential layouts.
  • 9 Lessons

    Will Weston Style Development in Animation & Game

    Style development in animation & game design isn’t random or simply personal. It can indicate the age range of the viewers, the type of story being told, and even the physics of a film. Style also falls into general stylistic categories that can be mixed or used individually. Most importantly, animation or game styles are built around the story being told. In this 8-week (9 lessons) class, we start with a few exercises, then take a story, break it down and develop stylistic options and combinations that serve storytelling needs. I default to animation, but the skills and concepts are transferable so students can choose game design or even graphic novels if they wish. At the end of this class, students will have samples demonstrating their understanding of the visual development process. Most commercial media today is digital, but my students' interests are varied so students may work digitally, traditionally, or combine the two (this can produce interesting results). All my Drawing America classes involve lectures, presentations, and individual recorded critiques of student work every week.