disneyforprincesses:

claireonacloud:

More Frozen visual development! Early exploration for a version of the Snow Queen character based on Bette Midler’s showgirl stage presence.

i would have liked this infinitely more.

-Lauren

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claireonacloud:

Early visual development of Elsa for Frozen. I was inspired by the late Amy Winehouse’s pathos. I imagined Elsa with a deep, soulful voice and dramatic mood swings. 

(via keaneart)

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A collection of handmade Disney Golden Book Lockets! By 12-59lullaby Etsy
Mod note: This submission is not by an artist working for Disney or has had worked for Disney but there’s no harm in posting this.

A collection of handmade Disney Golden Book Lockets! By 12-59lullaby Etsy

Mod note: This submission is not by an artist working for Disney or has had worked for Disney but there’s no harm in posting this.

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hiddenblondie:

[ Cuz way down deep inside we have a d r e a m ]

Illustrations by Brittney Lee. Graphic by hiddenblondie for heartofarendelle and fairerthansnowPlease do not remove credit or repost!

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Character Design with Stephen Silver and Daniel Arriaga

latinocaribbeanartists:

Schoolism is excited to welcome Pixar character artist, Daniel Arriaga, as a guest instructor! Critiqued Session students will follow the same “Character Design I with Stephen Silver” lectures and curriculum, but receive personalized video feedback from Daniel Arriaga.

This course consists of 9 lectures presented over 14 weeks.

The course costs $998; two schedule courses open on January 14, 2014 and July 8, 2014. 

Lesson 1 - What is character design?

Throughout this lesson, we will examine what character design is as well as your responsibilities as a designer in the animation studio. I will discuss my own experiences, how I got started, as well as doing a visual breakdown of my influences, thereby, giving you a better understanding of what I’m thinking about when seeking inspiration. In this class, you will be given your first assignment, which will consist of creating a character based off a description so that I can see what your skill level is, giving me a better understanding of how I will work with you one-on-one.

Lesson 2 - Thinking, Looking, Doing.

"Get the fundamentals down and everything else you do will rise." This week I will be discussing Thinking, Looking and Doing. We will cover more design fundamentals and answer the most common question, "Where do I begin?" We will cover topics such as basic shapes, variation and the importance of strong silhouettes. I will discuss my own personal drawing exercises with you, which will help break those artist’s blocks that we all get at times. You will also be given your scripted assignment that you will carry out from start to finish.

Lesson 3 - Construction/Caricature

In this class, we will cover the importance of construction. We will discuss what it means to avoid the ladder and tap into the realm of caricature. We will examine design issues such as contrast in angles and shapes and much more. I will give and demonstrate for you another great drawing exercise that you will be using for years to come. On top of all this, you will also be able to download my own 20 week drawing program. We will have two assignments this week.

Lesson 4 - The features

We will discuss more design principles and start breaking down some individual features, such as hands, eyes, noses, ears, and mouths. We will start fleshing out our characters some more.

Lesson 5 - Clean-up

In this lesson, we will cover scale and proportion. I will also do a lecture on clean-ups. As a designer, you may not often be called upon to perform this task, but you might have to do it from time to time. This will not be an illustrator lecture, but a clean-up-by-hand procedure. I will also be demonstrating another creative side assignment for you to have fun with during the week as well as continuing on with your main assignment.

Lesson 6 - Turnarounds

Today we will cover the important topic of turnarounds, a must if you want to work as a character designer in the industry.

Lesson 7 - Expressions and Attitudes

This week we will be covering expressions and attitudes. We will cover rythm, balance and flow. I will also do a brief color demo on my characters. You will be given another creative exercise to do during the week in addition to your main assignment.

Lesson 8 - Memory sketching and how to approach keeping and drawing in a sketchbook daily.

Today, we will be discussing the importance of drawing in your sketchbook, what you should be observing and why this will help you grow. We will also talk about the importance of memory sketching and what to look for.

Lesson 9 - The business of art and putting together a successful portfolio.

We will discuss the business side of art, being a professional, meeting deadlines, ending procrastination and ways to simplify your life. This means getting organized and staying on track. I will also cover putting together your portfolio to get yourself started.

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missycheerios:

Here’s a great little collection of Wicked character art created by Disney animator Minkyu Lee, which shows us what the characters would look like in a Disney animated film. Lee worked on films such as The Princess and the Frog and Frozen. These were created by the artist while studying at CalArts and interning at Disney. [x]

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mermaidsofcolor:

Another mermaid by Brittney Lee

mermaidsofcolor:

Another mermaid by Brittney Lee

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lissabt:

What’s with the ‘tude, sweater girl? Don’t you know that leggings are not an acceptable substitute for pants? Silly.

lissabt:

What’s with the ‘tude, sweater girl? Don’t you know that leggings are not an acceptable substitute for pants? Silly.

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claireonacloud:

Kick in for our updated kickstarter to now receive a pastel original from me! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eca/lovely-girls-of-animation-collaborative-art-book
The kickstarter is for LOVELY, a book featuring the artwork of me and my fellow animation girlfriend artists: Vicky Ying, Lorelay Bove, Brittney Lee, Helen Chen, Lisa Keene

claireonacloud:

Kick in for our updated kickstarter to now receive a pastel original from me! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eca/lovely-girls-of-animation-collaborative-art-book

The kickstarter is for LOVELY, a book featuring the artwork of me and my fellow animation girlfriend artists: Vicky Ying, Lorelay Bove, Brittney Lee, Helen Chen, Lisa Keene

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Cinderella concept art by Mary Blair, 1950.

Happy Birthday, Mary Blair!

(Source: cinyma, via disneywithag)

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