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Dynamic Drawing

A 10-week course where you train your hand and eye to observe and draw any scene from imagination

Teacher Artwork by Connor Willumsen

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Teacher Artwork by Connor Willumsen

Dynamic Drawing

Please note that while Connor is a comic book artist, classwork will not be based around comics or manga.

Do you feel you are confident drawing from reference but struggle while drawing from observation? Do you want to be able to draw quickly and confidently in a fun, fast, and fluid way from observation and imagination? The ability to visualize and draw from imagination is an essential quality possessed by top concept artists and illustrators.

In this 10 week course, taught by top artist and illustrator Connor Willumsen, you will learn essential tools and techniques to train your hand and eye so you can draw the beautiful world around you with confidence. You will be provided adequate coaching, critiques and feedback at every step of your learning process. You will become proficient in observing and visualizing any scene from multiple angles so you can create drawings that best convey the intended meaning. You will gain a deep understanding of perspective and space that will enable you to accurately represent three-dimensional objects in two-dimensional artwork. You will acquire the skills required to add weight, texture, and depict motion in your drawings so they appear dynamic and realistic. Finally, you will apply all that you have learned into creating a scene from imagination in the right composition that follows the desired visual narrative and strikes a chord with the viewer.


By the end of this course, you will have gained all the essential skills required to draw any scene from observation and imagination without relying on photography. In addition, you will also have created a fantastic art piece that you will be proud of.

  • Course Type Animation and Comics Classes
  • Duration 10 Weeks
  • Skill Level
    Level 2
    Level 2

    Second level classes are for students who have a good foundation in the basics of realistic drawing (such as perspective, proportion, shading and colour theory) and already know how to use Photoshop, but need more in-depth knowledge to create professional and complex artwork.

    This level is about expanding knowledge, strengthening skills, and transitioning to the world of concept art and illustration.

  • Language English

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Note: This class will be offered online only

Class Timings: Tuesdays from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT or UTC-4h)

Date of first class: April 4th

Duration: 10 weeks

If you are unable to attend the class during the times listed above, you will still have access to video recordings of the class lectures and will still receive personalized feedback from your instructor.



Skill requirements 

To enroll in this course you should have: 

  • A foundation in gesture drawing, including basic anatomy and proportions.
  • Ideally completed our Drawing the Human Form class or have equivalent practice/experience.

If you are unsure of your skill level, please contact [email protected] for additional guidance.


Language and age requirements

You should have at least intermediate level English to take this class. Please be advised that there could be artistic nudity in our classes. Students should be 14 years old to enroll.

Required Materials

  • 11 x 14 (minimum), OR 14 x17 OR 18x24 inch pad of white drawing paper: Canson, Strathmore,
    or Fabriano brand. NOT newsprint.
  • Notebook or sketchbook for taking notes
  • 3 sheets of Canson Mi-Teints paper, 19x25 inches, Steel Grey or Felt Grey colour
  • Staedtler Mars Lumograph graphite pencils, 3 of each: 2B, HB. 1 of each: 2H, 4H and 8B.
  • Derwent Drawing pencil in Chinese White
  • White plastic eraser
  • Kneadable eraser (recommended, Staedtler karat art eraser)
  • A mechanical eraser (recommended, Tombow Mono Zero Eraser Pen, or similar)
  • A good quality pencil sharpener (recommended, Staedtler metal sharpener with a recipient)
  • Clear plastic ruler: 30 cm / 12 inches or longer,
  • 3 or 4 bulldog clips to hold paper onto a drawing board
  •  1 x drawing board, 19-26 inches wide


*List subject to change, the official material list will be sent before the beginning of the term.


Tech Requirements for Attending Syn Studio Online Classes

Minimum Requirements

  • A strong uninterrupted broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE) connection with a minimum 600kbps bandwidth (up/down).
  • A Laptop/Desktop computer equipped with a single core processor (at least 1 GHZ processing speed) or a smartphone/tablet with equivalent processing capabilities
  • Good speakers/earphones to listen to the classes
  • Browser - IE7+, Safari 5+, Firefox, Chrome
  • Operating System - Windows XP, Mac OS 10.6, Linux distro based on 3.0 kernel, Android 5.0, iOS 10


Syn Studio Recommendations

  • A strong uninterrupted broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE) connection with a minimum 1.5Mbps bandwidth (up/down). You can also connect to the internet directly using your ethernet cable to improve your experience.
  • Laptop/Desktop computer equipped with a dual core processor with at least 2 GHZ processing speed and a 4 GB RAM
  • High Quality speakers/earphones to listen to the classes
  • Browser & Operating System - We recommend using the latest version of the browser and operating system for an optimal online classroom experience.

Course Outline

*Please note that the following outline is subject to change slightly at the teacher's discretion.

Weeks 1 to 4

Strengthen your observation skills and learn to visualize any scene from multiple angles. 

Gain an in-depth understanding of negative space and perspective so you can create complex forms in the right composition.

Become proficient in using texture and weight to add detailing and create an illusion of depth and realism in your drawings.


Weeks 5 to 7

Learn the essential techniques required to depict the human figure from observation.

Gain proficiency in adding gestures, expressions, and action so you can accurately depict movement and emotions in your drawings.


Weeks 8 to 10

Apply all that you have learned to create a scene from imagination in the right composition while conforming to the intended narrative.

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