Thank you! My name is De’Von Stubblefield. I’m from California. I am certain that God put me on this earth to draw. I want to be a Character Designer at Walt Disney Animation Studios. I have a lot of favorite films but to keep it to a minimum I would say Spirited Away and 101 Dalmations, I’m hooked on those films.
It would have to be ink, I’m in love with line quality and all the possibilities there are. I also like the plain ol’ pencil, ruff drawings are great!
No I did not :(
Both, reason being is because you want to show that you are very versatile. It will also make you more of a well rounded artist. Having your own style or voice is great, because its something very unique. Try to be open to everything and absorb everything like a sponge. You don’t want to “stunt your growth.”
I have seen one artist tell me that they used my style. I would feel glad to know that my work has inspired people to emulate it, plus thats how one would go about learning. I know that’s how I did…
Most definately! All those that you mentioned are great to have in your arsenal. Perspective especially, you want the veiwer to know whats what in your picture. Also it enables you to be able to draw your figures in a variety of poses, it pretty much gives you confidence to tackle harder poses from various perspectives. Dreamworks would be awesome, they have alot of talented guys over there.
Thank you. Yes they did give me my own assignment but I can’t post the assignments they gave me, really wish i could though.
Alot of the people that came out of the program became leaders in the industry today.
Well when I bought the book I read through it and if something Stanchfield said appealed to me I would highlight it or underline it. I would let it resignate within me for a while meaning I would write it down in my sketchbook and look for whatever he said in the people I sketched. So if he said ” avoid tangents” I would try to avoid them. If he said “Draw the whole figure, see it as a whole, and ignore the details” then thats what I did etc. Personally its up to you how you decide to interpret the book…hope that helped Anon.
Cal Arts, Cal Arts and Cal Arts.
I need to do more life drawing :(
“Keep it Simple, Clear and Positive.”
- Glen Keane
I’m a senior right now, but it was during my freshman year. I came across “The Art of Glen Keane” blog and I knew that I wanted to, *correction, I had to learn how to draw like him. So I did some research on his biography and tried to understand his thinking process. Later I found a book in a library that talked about “Disney’s Nine Old Men” and I was blown away at the level of skill these guys had, especially Milt Kahl. So I started to research the Animation world and I started to fall in love with it. Luckily Walt Stanchfield’s “Drawn to Life Volume 1 and 2” came out and I snatched those up immediately. I call it the “animation bible” because I noticed that my skills increased dramatically after I started to dissect the book. Every time I read it I’m always learning something new. The binding of my book is literally tore up because I read it so often, I might have to buy another copy soon haha. The book helped me understand that there was an entire thought process one has to go through into making animated drawings.