John Nevarez Character Design DVD




(Artwork by John Nevarez. All rights reserved.)

John Nevarez is an extraordinary talent in the animation industry. He currently works as a storyboard and visual development artist for Disney television animation. His work is energetic and appealing, and I know more than a few people who list him among their favorite modern animation artists. To drool over his artwork, visit his blog. You can also read an interview with John at the Character Design Blog.


In 2006 Nevarez produced an instructional DVD in conjunction with the Entertainment Art Academy. “John Nevarez Design” is a live recording of a presentation given by Nevarez, with the camera pointed down at his drawing desk so that we can watch him sketch as we listen to him talk. The lengthy DVD touches on a variety of topics including character design techniques, putting appeal in your drawings, staging your characters, and some info about backgrounds. There is a lot of great, inspirational content on this DVD. Highly recommended.

You can order “John Nevarez Design” through the Entertainment Art Academy store. [UPDATE: The Entertainment Art Academy no longer sells the DVD, but I’m told you can order a copy here.]


7 thoughts on “John Nevarez Character Design DVD

  1. Boy I would really like to buy this DVD But Entertainment Art Academy does not reply to my emails and there phone is no longer active? I also tried to contact John and did not have any luck. Does any one know where I could buy this DVD?

    • I’ve been searching for this DVD for quite some time also any news on this would be a great help. His work looks really strong, clear and has a lot of character.

  2. Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, this DVD is no longer available for purchase. Your best bet is to try to track down Mr. Navarez directly and see if he has any copies left, or else to keep an eye out on craigslist or ebay. Or maybe post a request on some art/animation message boards to see if anyone has a copy they’d sell you. Wish I had better news for you. I really hope you can track down a copy, it’s terrific stuff!

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