Stephen Silver Passion For Life

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Passion For Life

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Passion for Life is Silver's latest book, giving insight into his 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 the viewer 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.

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Stephen Silver was born in London, England on August 30th 1972. Aspiring to be a professional artist his whole life and knowing drawing would be his vocation, Silver got his professional start in 1992 drawing caricatures in amusement parks. In 1993 he went on to establish his own illustration company called Silvertoons. By 1997 Silver was hired by Warner Bros. Television Animation as a character designer, and has been working in the animation industry ever since. He has worked as Character Designer and Supervisor for Disney Television Animation, Sony Feature Animation and Nickelodeon Animation, designing characters such as Kim Possible, Danny Phantom and Kevin Smith's, Clerks the animated series, to name a few. Silver is the author and artist of five self-published books on the art of sketching, caricature and life drawing. In addition to working freelance full time, he also teaches an online character design course at schoolism.com, a character design course at CalArts (California Institute of the Arts) in Valencia, California, and a quick gesture figure class at the Los Angeles Academy of Figuritive Arts. In 2000 he received the Golden Nosey award from the National Caricaturist Network for caricaturist of the year. In 2007 he was awarded the National Cartoonists Society's television animation award for the designs on Disney's Kim Possible. Silver names three treasures to success in life that give him what it takes to keep on drawing: passion, desire and determination.

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Character designer Stephen Silver will release his fifth book, Passion for Life, July 1, 2009, which gives insights into his philosophies of life drawing and life itself. The title Passion for Life came to me on the day that my fifty-year-old cousin Ellen Wahl passed away, he writes in the book. It is not only a reminder of how short our time here on earth can sometimes be, but also a reminder to make every day count Silver, who has worked for Disney Television Animation, Sony Feature Animation, and Nickelodeon Animation, is the character designer behind Kim Possible, Danny Phantom, and the characters of Kevin Smith s animated Clerks series. He teaches at CalArts and has an online course at schoolism.com. Passion for Life grew from a personal collection of over 200 of his own life drawings. The figures are drawn in a range of styles. Some are finished, some are rough. In the essays accompanying the artwork he addresses artistic and life themes including balance, passion, gesture, rhythm, experimenting and inspiration. On passion, he writes: As you can see within these pages, to me, the meaning of life drawing is . . . having fun, experimenting, just drawing, and sharing my art and insights with you. Being an artist does not have to be a curse; it is a way of expressing yourself and your vision, a way of screaming on the blank paper. What do you want to be in your life? What do you want to do for you? What do you want to say? Passion for Life shares the insights of its author not just through its drawings but also through Silver s essays and inspirational thoughts. I intend the book not just for artists, but for anyone who aspires to be happy, content and productive, Silver said. Silver is the recipient of a 2000 Golden Nosey award from the National Caricaturist Network and the 2007 National Cartoonists Society s television animation award. Stephen will have a booth at the 2009 Comic Con International in San Diego, California July 22-26, 2009. --dailycartoonist.com

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