Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sea Life

Here's another painting from my "Creature Design" online class coming soon on Schoolism.com

This one is called "Sea Life"

How many creatures can you count?


Print available HERE

Look for us at San Diego Comicon in July!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Free book giveaway winners announced on my blog

Stephen Silver book giveaway video from stephen silver on Vimeo.

Here is my video announcing the 2 winners of my book givaway,
Thank you all so much for sharing your dreams and aspirations. Now it is time to make it all come true!
To order my book visit the store

Friday, June 26, 2009

What's Schoolism.com?

Imagine if you had a professional to help you and look over your work! Schoolism classes not only teach you the secrets from known professionals, but you will see them draw over top of your drawings and hear them talk about how to take your art to a whole another level!

Schoolism.com Online Art Classes open for registration:

The Art of Caricature with Jason Seiler - starts July 24, 2009
By the end of this course, master caricaturist, Jason Seiler, will have you looking at people in a whole new way! For illustrators seeking to add high-end caricaturing to their repertoire, this course is a must!

Building a Powerful Comic Book Portfolio with Alvin Lee - starts July 31, 2009
Go through an intensive workshop with professional comic book artist Alvin Lee to create a powerful comic book portfolio. Watch and listen as Alvin draws on top of your work, explaining to you the 'DOs' and 'DON'Ts' of what makes a great comic book portfolio!

Character Design by Silver - starts September 7, 2009
Over nine lessons, Stephen will introduce you to the art of drawing, character design and the business of art. Your role will be to create major and incidental characters for animated T.V., feature films, or video game concepts!

Portfolio workshop with Cheeks - starts November 15, 2009
Sean Galloway aka Cheeks will be taking you through 9 lessons of intensive workshop to teach you the do's and dont's of what makes a great design portfolio for film, television, animation, or illustration.

Digital Painting Techniques with Bobby Chiu - starts November 1, 2009
Learn Bobby's personal techniques of how to digital paint. Watch the lessons, do the assignments and see Bobby paint on top of your paintings showing you how to improve your art!


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Pre-Orders are ready for my New Book & DVD!

I have created a store where you can buy my first book as well as my new book and DVD. Click on Seiler Depot to visit the store, or click on the Seiler Depot strip featured on the right side of my blog. Click on any book cover and it will direct you to the Seiler Depot store.

I will be out of my studio and away from any internet connection for a week. I'm leaving this Sunday the 28th and will be coming back on the 6th or 7th of July. My DVD and New Book will be available in July 2009, but at this time I do not have an "official" date of when I will "actually" have them. When I get them, I will immediately announce their arrival here on my blog.

So for those of you who just can't wait, click here to PRE-ORDER my New Book and DVD.

Book, SEILER 2008-2009 $25.00 + Shipping.
DVD, Sketching with Jason Seiler $35.00 + Shipping.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Richard Butler + Schoolism

Here's my final painting for Richard Butler, a past student of mine from Schoolism. I was inspired by Rembrandt while painting this, not sure why, but that was the direction I decided to take it.

I want to let everyone know that my next class on Caricature illustration is filling up and will close soon. The course starts on July 24, I only accept 15 students a semester. Visit Schoolism.com for more info. Also, I am currently working on a NEW course that I will begin teaching in the Fall. Painting with Jason Seiler, also through Schoolism.com registration for that course will start sometime in August.


Beam me up Scotty!

Thanks to all the awesome people that came to visit us in Charlotte!

Here's a painting I did recently for my upcoming Creature Design class on Schoolism.com

Titled: Beam me up Scotty
Partially nspired by my new found love of Star Trek :)


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tweedledee and Tweedledum

Here's a pic of Tweedledee and Tweedledum!
It's so amazing to see how they translate the concept art. We wish we could show everyone but you'll have to wait until the movie opens :)
Then we'll have tons of art to show!


Monday, June 22, 2009

Alice in Wonderland

Here's an illustration that has been released about Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. Imaginism Studios had the privilege of designing many of the characters for the movie.

The above illustration was not painted by us but you can see the white rabbit that Kei designed.

Here's some more pics

The bottom image you can see the Tweedledee and Tweedledum that I designed. Imaginist Jason Seiler also contributed to the development of the Tweedles. Again the above painting was not painted by us (we didn't do environments... just the characters).


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Flying High

Here's a painting I originally posted a week or so ago on my FACEBOOK

Title: "Flying High"

I did it for my "Creature Design" class coming soon on Schoolism.com!

Just like Kei, I hope to make the group on FACEBOOK a little more special by posting some images there first. :)

The image below is 1600x1200. I made it into a new wallpaper available on our site, so feel free to download it and use it or email it to friends!


On another note, Kei, T, Peter and I will be hanging out in Charlotte with some very cool artists at the Heroes Con! Where's Clint? You coming? Hope to see you again as well ;) Good times!

Monday, June 15, 2009

I entered an animation contest, and I would be honored if you would vote for my show concept. 11th row down far right. Jolly and Roger's misguided adventures. please go to this link. http://bit.ly/x7P75 or CLICK ON THE TITLE ABOVE.

voting ends on the 26th

Hedge Monster

Here's a sketch I originally posted on my FACEBOOK

It's a special sketch of a painting that's on my to do list...I hope to make the group on FACEBOOK a little more special by posting some images there first.
This one is called "Hedge Monster Sketch"

<3 Kei

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Fan Art Contest winners!

Hi all,

After reviewing the 200+ entries we received, we were very overwhelmed by the creativity and effort put into these amazing entries.
This is our very first contest and we are all very impressed. It was definitely a hard decision, we wish we could award everyone a prize. Instead of awarding one winner we have decided to award a total of 13 winners. Each one will receive a 'Guy Sketches' book signed with original sketches inside by Kei and myself

And now its time to announce the winners of the 'Imaginism Fan-Art Contest':


Friday, June 12, 2009


Passion for Life is my latest book, giving insight into my philosophies in life drawing and life itself. With over 200 figure drawings in many different styles and techniques, Passion for Life will inspire and give you a look into the art of life drawing with a whole new perspective never seen before. Passion for life, and all it contains is an insightful book, not just for the drawings, but the message it sends. The quotes, and inspirational thoughts, are not just for artists, but for anyone who aspires to be happy, content and productive.
What I would like to do again is giveaway 2 free copies. I have found that many artists are working but not following their real passion, and have the desire to do something different with their art other than what it is they are actually doing. So I ask this question?
If you woke up tomorrow and had the opportunity to be doing that one special thing you really want to be doing, what would it be?
All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog http://www.stephensilver.blogspot.com and put your website or blog URL so people can see what you do. There is no right or wrong,I will place everyone's name in a bowl and pick the two winners on Monday, June 29th.
And if you can't wait, you can order my book directly @ http://silvertoons.com/store.html or click on the title. All books come signed with an original sketch of course.
Good luck!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

CG Arena Step by Step

I recently did a step by step for CG Arena's digital art magazine. I received my copy of the magazine the other day and was surprised to see that they used my painting as the cover! My friend Nathan didn't know he'd be a "Cover Guy"?

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Exclusives on Facebook!

Hi all,

Exclusive new paintings are on our Facebook pages! Check it out. Only members can see the images so JOIN UP!