Drawing with Life, Energy and Story by David Colman


Original price was: $50.00.Current price is: $25.00.

David Colman (Disney, Amazon, Sony) is an Emmy Award winning character designer & story artist. He is particularly known and sought after for the way his drawings feel alive. Even his “rough” drawings or doodles seem to leap to life off the page.In this class, he will teach his approach to bring life, energy & story to your drawings!

The idea is to teach you how to make your subjects feel as if they are moving in single image. David will teach you how he applies his unique gestural style to life drawing, animal drawing, illustration & even storyboards. 

Watch as he explains his approach in several REAL TIME demonstrations.

You will learn about:

  • Anatomy, Structure, Draftsmanship & Gesture Drawing
  • Drawing with Energy, Flow & Weight.
  • How to make even quick drawings feel life like.
  • Drawing moving subjects to capture gesture quickly.
  • Study works by Frank Frazetta, Walt Stanchfield and Heinrich Kley to see what we can adapt from their master styles.
  • Practical Application: Learn how to apply this fluid style directly to Character Design & Storyboards
  • Tips & Techniques
  • + MORE
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Course Details:

In this course, award winning artist David Colman demos his approach to drawing images & gestures . He demos numerous tips & techniques that he has learned over his career and shows you how to apply them to your art & career!

This course may be streamed online or downloaded

About David Colman:

David Colman is an illustrator, who has worked as a visual development artist, Emmy winning character designer, story artist and art director in the animation industry since 2003. His clients include Disney Feature Animation, Disney TV, Disney Toon Studios, Paramount Pictures Animation, Sony Pictures Animation, Sony Imageworks, Blue Sky Studios, Jim Henson Company, Jim Henson Creature Shop, Hasbro, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, 20th Century Fox, Fox TV Animation, Imagemovers Digital, Digital Domain, BentoBox, Amazon Studios and many others. 

You can follow David on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/davidsdoodles on Twitter @davidsdoodles27 + Instagram: davidsdoodles


Subtitles & Closed Captions COMING SOON for this Course:

  • English CC
  • Spanish

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5 reviews for Drawing with Life, Energy and Story by David Colman

  1. Alexandre Soares (verified owner)

    I recently purchase this art course that focused on story, life, and energy, and I have to say it was one of the most valuable courses I’ve taken. The instructor did an excellent job of teaching us how to capture the essence of a scene or subject and bring it to life through our art. One of the things I loved about this course was how specific and practical the lessons were. I learned new techniques and approaches that I could immediately apply to my work. I also appreciated the instructor’s feedback and encouragement throughout the course. Overall, I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to improve their art skills and capture the beauty and energy of the world around us.

  2. gem.matteucci (verified owner)

    I am really very happy to have taken this course, the expressive and rhythmic way of his drawings and David’s teaching is incredible, I feel identified with his style, my doodle drawings have something of it, I would like to sharpen my awareness more when I am drawing , but without losing that incredible looseness. I still have a lot to improve, but this course plus constant practice will help me achieve what I’m looking for! I highly recommend this course and all of Aaron’s other courses, there is an endless amount of material to learn that would be impossible to access if it wasn’t for this platform! thanks Aaron! Please just one request: subtitles in Spanish for the Spanish-speaking community are not extremely necessary, so as not to miss anything. Thank you so much!!!

  3. Erica Bey (verified owner)

    This course really helped me to loosen up with my sketches. I would recommend this course to anyone but especially those who feel their drawings are too tight or lose their energy.

  4. Liane (verified owner)

    Loved it. I learnt so much. Thank you David xxx

  5. Sarah Eubanks (verified owner)

    I love this class! One of the best drawing classes I have taken! I have had trouble giving my art that energy and life for so long and the techniques David teaches with his unique style have helped me so much. I can be loose and let go with my art instead of getting stuck in my own head every time I put my pencil to the paper. The way David incorporates story into each drawing is so fascinating even if its a subtle amount, it’s meaningful and purposeful. I recommend this class to everyone wanting to become a better draftsman and to bring their art to the next level!

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