Character designer, instructor and author Stephen Silver began his career almost immediately out of high school, working at various theme parks as a caricature artist before becoming a character designer in the animation industry. His passion for learning, creating and teaching enabled him to work for studios such as Disney, Nickelodeon, Bento Box and Cartoon Network; create the Silver Drawing Academy; create weekly videos on his YouTube channel and write his character design book The Silver Way: Techniques, Tips and Tutorials for Effective Character Design. In part one of our interview Stephen discusses his new book, how to have an artist’s mindset, the importance of not comparing yourself to others, understanding the basics before diving into the details and what motivated him to pursue his craft!
Stephen Silver’s Websites
Southern California Animation Events
Pasadena Convention Center
November 11 – 12, 2017
Musicians Institute presents a one hour animation presentation with Coco’s
November 14, 2017
Inside the Animator’s Studio: An evening with Lauren Faust
Wyndham Anaheim Garden Grove
November 18, 2017
Creative Talent Network Expo (CTNX)
Burbank Marriott Hotel
November 17th – 19th, 2017
Check out my guest spot on Animation Station with Robbie and Tracy!
Check out my two part interview on The Ink and Paint Girls Podcast!