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Will Weston Figure Drawing Summer 2024

Live Class Schedule (Zoom): June 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and July 6th and 13th from 12:00 – 2:00 pm EST

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In this 6-week workshop, students will learn basic figure construction and then focus on line drawing, mechanics, gesture and construction.

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. PLEASE NOTE: Video critiques will be done by professional artist and former Weston student. Will is quite confident in the skill and advice you will receive.

Videos will be available as a replay the day after class. Homework is due at midnight PST each Thursday. Zoom links are emailed the night before each live 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.

– Will @willwestonstudio

Students may choose to work in Photoshop, Procreate or any drawing medium they prefer.

About the Instructor

Will Weston

Weston teaches drawing and composition workshops for professional artists at DreamWorks Animation.

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