top of page
Ali Naqvi

Ali Naqvi


Mountain View studio & Online

Teacher Ali Naqvi Is a freelance Character Concept Artist based in San Jose.  He received a degree in Biochemistry at UC Davis before pursuing an art career.

Like most artists, he started with traditional media before moving on to Photoshop, and now has more than fifteen years of experience with digital media. 

His biggest influences are Disney Movies and Hanna-Barbera Cartoons.

Ali believes that art is all about taking calculated risks and being unconventional when necessary. 

Ali is the author of Sketching for Kids and Digital Painting curriculums.

Tra Nguyen

I've recently finished their digital painting course last week and have thoroughly enjoyed it. The class begins with a small but informative lecture on that day's topic, and the rest of the class time is reserved for developing your own pieces. This was especially helpful as you could ask for suggestions on how to make your piece better during that time or learn tips to make drawing more efficient. Even though there are other students, it also feels like you are taught one-on-one too.

Camille King

Great experience - my 14 year-old enjoyed the new skills in Digital Paining class and the time (9-12) was ideal (not too long). I can highly recommend it!

bottom of page