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Will Weston Drawing The Costumed Figure

Will Weston Drawing The Clothed Figure

6 Live Classes

Plus Jumpstart Lesson


Weekly critiques


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Join Will Weston for a LIVE, in-depth 6-part class on Costume Drawing! Students will learn “mannequin” proportions and basic costume construction. The class will then proceed through costume design focusing more in-depth on costume design for characters. Students will be given weekly homework assignments and receive personalized video critiques on their work.

Live Class Schedule (Zoom): Nov. 7th, 14th, 21st & Dec. 5th, 12th, and 19th. All classes take place from 12:00 – 1:30 pm EST. Homework is due Wednesday night at midnight. Video critiques are posted on Fridays by midnight. Zoom links in ZOOM TAB the night before the live class. Live class available as replays 24 hours after class.

I was originally an advertising illustrator with agents in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. I eventually entered the entertainment field, where I was trained in Walt Disney Studio’s excellent Feature Animation training program. In the following years, I worked as a layout artist, background painter, and a visual development artist for Disney Feature and TV Animation, Nickelodeon Animation, Warner Bros., and Sony Feature Animation.

I have an MFA from the Claremont Graduate University in California. I am retired from ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, where I taught in the Entertainment Arts and Entertainment Design programs. I won ArtCenter’s Great Teacher Award in 2012, an award granted by student vote.

I teach workshops internationally on figure drawing, costumed figure drawing, drawing on location (plants, architecture, furniture, vehicles, etc.), landscape drawing & film composition. Also, Photoshop painting, composition for animation & film, and style development for animation.

I teach professional workshops for Dreamworks Animation, Blizzard Entertainment and other professional organizations as well as offering online courses through Drawing America.

Students may use any practical or digital media they wish.  Instructor’s lectures are given digitally. 

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