Gesture Drawing

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Alex Woo is one of the few people that has taught gesture drawing at Pixar.
His course on Schoolism is a must for artists wishing to understand “GESTURE DRAWING” and “POSING CHARACTERS.” The most common question we get after artists have taken the course is, “Why didn’t they teach me this in school?” Why? Because you have to learn from a ‘chess master’ to play masterful chess and the mysterious art of gesture drawing is no different!

The fundamentals of Gesture Drawing are key to making a believable character and creating a convincing story. So to bring you the best education Schoolism has teamed up with Award Winning artist Alex Woo to teach you that it’s all about capturing emotions that people can relate to, and that story is crucial to making believable characters. Learn from Schoolism for $29.95 a month.

This online course is founded on the same training that Alex Woo gave at Pixar.
The course is broken down into 7 topics:

  • Line of Action
  • Shape
  • Silhouette
  • Space
  • Exaggeration
  • Extrapolation
  • Story (the most important part!)

By the end of this course you will be able to push your figure towards your narrative, evoke the right feelings and emotions with wonderful accuracy, understand the idea and essence of a great gesture, as well as all the fundamentals that make up a great pose. This course is open to all levels.


Alex Woo has storyboarded on films such as
Ratatouille, Wall-E, Cars 2 and Finding Dory.
He is one of the very few people that have taught gesture classes at Pixar.

Alex Woo


  • “ I think every artist should take Alex Woo’s gesture drawing class because he exposes you (to) the principles of drawing with feeling and emotion. The lessons (will) really help you add life to your drawings.

    You don’t need to learn anatomy to learn from Alex Woo, (all) you need to have is the willingness to learn and grow and by the end of the class I’m sure students (will) improve.”

  • “ Before taking Alex Woo’s Gesture Drawing course, the concept seemed intangible to me. Alex breaks it down into digestible, easy-to-understand chunks and it has helped me fill more life into my sketches ever since. The lessons are applicable to all levels of proficiency of art, and it has been a tremendous help for me to keep going back to them as I progress artistically.

    It doesn’t matter what the style of your drawing is; cartoony, realistic, fantasy etc; if you’re looking to breathe life into your characters, this course is a must!”
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Whether you’re a student in art school or a working artist in the industry, Schoolism Subscriptions fit your life! The classes we offer are pre-recorded lesson videos you can watch at any pace you like without deadlines (you can take your time with your assignments, or even watch the lessons over again).

Work on your art with Schoolism Subscriptions for two hours a week (on average less than 20 minutes a day) and you will see marked improvement by the time you’re finished Gesture Drawing with Alex Woo!

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In this short video, see a sample of one of the lessons

So we hope that by providing a subscription that is
just $29.95 a month we are giving access to affordable
education, because we know the struggle, the passion, and
the beautiful frustration that the journey of pursuing art is,
since we are artists ourselves here at Schoolism.

We offer many courses on Schoolism, so there’s something for anyone who is passionate about learning. We hope to see you soon!