By Walt Stanchfield, Don Hahn

Author note: Don Hahn (Editor)
Publish 12 months note: First released March twenty third 2009

Volume 2 of 2
Discover the teachings that helped result in a brand new golden age of Disney animation!

Published for the 1st time ever, Drawn to Life is a quantity number of the mythical lectures from long-time Disney animator Walt Stanchfield. For over 20 years, Walt helped breathe lifestyles into the recent golden age of animation with those teachings on the Walt Disney Animation Studios and motivated such gifted artists as Tim Burton, Brad chicken, Glen Keane, and John Lasseter.

These writings symbolize the essential refresher for nice artists and movie pros, and it's a important educational for college students who're now poised to be a part of one other new iteration within the artwork form.

Written via Walt Stanchfield (1919-2000), who all started paintings for the Walt Disney Studios within the Fifties. His paintings should be obvious in movies like sound asleep good looks, The Jungle ebook, one hundred and one Dalmatians, and Peter Pan.

Edited by way of Academy Award®-nominated manufacturer Don Hahn, who has prduced such vintage Disney motion pictures as attractiveness and the Beast and The Lion King.

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Most models work hard to give the artist the best poses possible and the results are “frozen in time” for the artist to capture everything on paper. It is my belief that in order to capture a true quick sketch, one must also capture the action seen with the eye. The eye then relays what was observed to the brain and is coupled with real life observations, action analyses, photographs, books read, and any other tips of wisdom from past and present art instruction, and flows out the end of one’s pen or pencil.

I was introduced to anatomy and action by copying pictures from magazines. Even then I was leaning towards athletic bodies in action. I did not fully understand anatomy yet, but copied the images just as they were shown. Introduction This is another early example of attempting to capture action by copying photographs. Circa 1962 21 22 Quick Sketching with Ron Husband As is evident in these sketches, my emphasis during this time was on the contour (outside line) of the subjects. Circa 1970 Introduction 23 24 Quick Sketching with Ron Husband In the sketches below the silhouette value is there but the underlying structure is weak.

This practice has led to my lifelong love affair with quick sketching. My sketchbook is so much a part of me I feel I’m not fully dressed unless I have my sketchbook in hand. What Motivates You? Find something you love to draw: men, women, older men, older women, children, jockeys, horses, you name the living subject and you can take a lifetime observing them. Because they are living and breathing, they will all walk, run, crawl, jump, or drag along in a variety of ways depending on location, motivation, and any other factors that happen at a particular moment in time.

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