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Drawing People for Anime Drawing, Comics & Video Games Art Styles

Chris Chien
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(809)
In this weekly drawing club, students will practice figure drawing by drawing characters from popular animes, comic books and movies! Students will learn about different art styles and work to develop their own unique drawing style.

Class experience

Beginner - Intermediate Level
  • Asides from practicing the human form and anatomy, students will to capture the essence and spirit of the character. Students will develop speed and confidence by practicing their skills over the course of many classes.
Chris Chien is a professional theme park designer who has spent the last 10 years contributing to projects such as Universal Studios, Sesame Street Land, SeaWorld, Kennedy Space Center, Ferrari World and many more. As a professional concept designer and illustrator, he has created designs for many theme parks all around the world!

Chris primarily works in Photoshop, but his background in traditional mediums such as charcoal, watercolor and oil painting help gives his digital art an authentically “hand-painted” look. In addition, Chris often uses 3D software such as SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Planet Coaster to create immersive worlds.

In 2010, Chris graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelors in Industrial Design and a minor in Theater. During his time in college, Chris designed and built many award-winning Carnival Booths, which sparked his interest in themed entertainment. Afterward graduating from Carnegie Mellon, he moved to Los Angeles to study at the prestigious Concept Design Academy, studying under Hollywood’s finest professionals from Disney, Pixar, Dreamworks, Lucasfilms, Marvel, and Blizzard.
Chris’ passion for themed entertainment and storytelling comes from exploring different countries. With his desire to learn and explore, he backpacked around the world, visiting the continents of Europe, Asia and South America - seeing castles, jungles, and temples in their natural context.  Chris’ mission in themed entertainment not just to entertain, but to also provide education and inspiration to people around the globe.
​• 10 years of concept art and design experience
​• 8 years of professional teaching experience (art classes for children, teens and adults)
• Experienced in theme park design, concept art for games and movies, showset design, fabrication, and scenic painting
Homework Offered
Feedback will not be given during the class, however students are welcome to post on the classroom page if they would like feedback from the instructor.
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
 1 file available upon enrollment
Students are welcome to use whatever tools they are comfortable with. Most students just use pencil and paper. Students are welcome to use their iPads too if they wish.
Joined March, 2020
Teacher expertise and credentials
Bachelor's Degree in Music/Theater/Arts
Mr. Chris (Chris Chien) is a top art instructor on the Outschool Platform and a recognized expert in the Themed Entertainment Industry. In addition to teaching kids, he also teaches art to college students, as well as working professionals from... 
Group Class


1x per week
40 min

Completed by 288 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 10-15
3-13 learners per class

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