Comicon 2019 - Dynamic Posing! Drawing Characters from Life

Another amazing year at Comicon with Dr Sketchy Montreal. This drawing workshop is always so much fun!

We covered quite a few drawing topics this year, had some great Q&A, and - as part of the Dr Sketchy Montreal experience - some great contests and prizes. Congratulations to our prize winners - tickets to attend Dr.Sketchy and a copy of the book Movement & Form!

It was such a great turn out. Thank you to everyone who participated in this fantastic event. We hope to see you next year!

More Free Online Classes!

Hi Everyone!

There was such a great turn out at the last online critique, demo, and Q&A, and there was not enough time to go through all the artwork and questions. So I've decided to do a couple more sessions during the campaign, and would love to see you there! The past sessions can be viewed on the campaign page.

The final session will take place:

  • June 29, 3pm EST / 12 pm PST

I will continue to go through the artwork and questions that were already submitted but for those that would still like to submit artwork, you can do so here:

You will be able to submit your artwork to be critiqued, or you can just attend, learn and be part of the conversation!

The session will run approximately 60 minutes. Artwork will be reviewed in order of submissions. We will try to get through as many critiques, as well as demos and answers to your questions, as we can in that time!

The link to the online Adobe Connect classroom will be available on the campaign page 15 minutes before the event.  It can be streamed through your browser.

Launch is happening! 24 Hour Discount!

The Kickstarter for the book Functional Anatomy by Samantha Youssef is now live! Supporters will receive a copy of the anticipated book! Please check it out!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/samanthasketches/the-youssef-drawing-syllabus-functional-anatomy

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Be sure to join the Free Class/Critique/Q&A at 3pm EST, June 8. The link will be available on the kickstarter campaign!

Be sure to join the Free Class/Critique/Q&A at 3pm EST, June 8. The link will be available on the kickstarter campaign!

Free Online Class/Critique/Q&A and 24 hr Discount - Save the Date!

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It's been a long wait! I have been dying to share with all of you that the 2nd volume of my drawing syllabus - Functional Anatomy - is on the horizon!

The Kickstarter campaign for this 2nd book will be launched June 8 at 12pm EST. There will be a discounted option for the book for the first 24 hours of the campaign, be sure not to miss out!

I am so excited to get this course published and sent out to you!  

Don't forget to save the date for the live and interactive online class with demonstration drawings, artwork critiques (poses - human or animal, figure drawings, illustrations, character designs, animation keyframe poses, etc), and a live Q&A on any drawing topics you would like to discuss - Posing, Gesture, Anatomy,  Design, and Perspecitive! This will take place to help launch the campaign for Functional Anatomy.

You will be able to submit your artwork to be critiqued, or you can just attend and learn.

The session will run approximately 60-90 minutes and begin June 8 at 3pm EST. Artwork will be reviewed in order submitted. We will try to get through as many critiques, as well as demos and answers to your questions, as we can in that time!

The link to the online Adobe Connect classroom will be available shortly before the event. It will be announced via the mailing list and social media.  It can be streamed through your browser.

Animation Talk at ECS

Such a great morning visiting Miss Edgar’s & Miss Cramp’s School for Girls. I was so happy to visit and be able to share something I love with wonderful students! Thank you ECS for inviting me!

Hand Drawn Animation Keynote at the Phi Centre Montreal

Had a wonderful time sharing insight into the world of hand drawn feature animation at the Phi Centre! Wrapped up the presentation with a little demo and got people to try out animation drawing as well! Thank you everyone who attended!