Happy Birthday, Walt Disney!Today is Uncle Walt's 111th birthday! ^0^He's been a great influence to do many of us. :iconhappytearsplz:
Featured Movie - Fan Favorite - The Lion KingThanks for voting in all those polls I put up!The winner is...The Lion King! To see other movie features, go here: http://disney-club.deviantart.com/journal/Featured-Movies-and-Shorts-225465518"The Lion King was considered a little movie because we were going to take some risks. The pitch for the story was a lion cub gets framed for murder by his uncle set to the music of Elton John. People said, 'What? Good luck with that.' But for some reason, the people who ended up on the movie were highly passionate about it and motivated."~Don HahnThe movie came out in 1994 and became the little movie that could! It was the highest grossing film of that year. Since then there's been many re-releases of the movie, sequels, and even a Broadway musical based on it.What's the movie about? Well, you're a Disney fan! Shouldn't you have seen it by now? Some Concept Art:Fanart Feature :thumb14425
Fun Disney Fact!Fun fact: Walt Disney was once fired from a newspaper for his “lack of creativity”.I guess you can't let others get you down! Believe in yourself and your dreams are sure to come true.Admining this group is awesome because I get to see so many people with such talent submitting their work! I can tell you guys are going places, so keep it up!
Featured Artist - Freddie MooreFreddie Moore and Ollie Johnston, two stars of the Disney golden ageToday is Fred Moore's birthday! (Very close to Frank Thomas'!)He would have been 101 years old today.Fred Moore was only 19 when he joined up with Disney. The story goes that one of Fred Moore's friends couldn't make it in an interview with Walt for a job, so Fred seized the opportunity and went in his place (without any formal art training!). Lo and behold, then next he knew he was working in the animation department.Some of Fred's best work was on Disney's well-known mascot, Mickey Mouse himself. He became in the in-house expert on Mickey and even transformed him from the old "pie-eyed, robber hose" look to the "pear shaped" look he is today.Fred Moore had and still has a profound influence on animators then and now. His drawings were full of charm, expression and emotion. Some of the most popular character he animated in the movies were the Dwarfs in Snow White, Timothy Mouse in Dumbo, Lampwick in Pinocchio, an
Featured Artist - Frank ThomasToday is Frank Thomas' birthday! He would have been 100 years old. He was known as one of Disney's "Nine Old Men" - one of the core animators at Disney back in the golden age.Frank's the one on the right the two on left are fellow animators Ollie Johnston and Milt Kahl. The boy in the middle is Peter Behn, voice of young Thumper in Bambi."Observe Everything.Communicate Well.Draw, Draw, Draw."~ Frank ThomasHere are some of his fantastic drawings!:"It was Frank Thomas who said that if you have two characters in one scene who think alike, you have a problem. Of course he is right, it is the contrast in what the characters are thinking that brings a scene to life" ~ Andreas DejaFrank Thomas and his best friend Ollie Johnston made a cameo appearance in Pixar's The Incredibles
Featured Movie - FrozenThis post is spoiler free and features concept art! Enjoy! To see other movie features, go here: http://disney-club.deviantart.com/journal/Featured-Movies-and-Shorts-225465518Story:Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Concept art
Featured Artist - Tim Burton!He's most known at Disney for his work on The Nightmare Before Christmas and the recent Alice in Wonderland movie. But he also did concept work for The Black Cauldron! :3Since today's his birthday, we thought this would make a great first "Featured Artist"!Here are some of his sketches from various movies: The Black Cauldron:From Andreas Deja, animator of such famous Disney characters as Scar, Jafar, Mama Odie, and Hercules:"I am not entirely sure who drew this caricature of Tim, but it most likely is a Glen Keane sketch.After I passed the training program at Disney in 1980 I was asked to help out with character designs for the upcoming production of "The Black Cauldron.""The Fox and the Hound" was still being finished by the animation crew, and there was a need to come up with visuals for the next feature. Producer Joe Hale told me."There is this other young guy who draws in his own unique style, maybe the two of you can come up w
Featured Movie - Wreck-it Ralph (spoiler free)Disney's newest little masterpiece of the silver screen (and top at the box office!) movie is Wreck-it Ralph!If you haven't seen it, please do. It's very unique for Disney to do a movie about a big blocky guy! To see other movie features, go here: http://disney-club.deviantart.com/journal/Featured-Movies-and-Shorts-225465518Story: A video game villain wants to be a hero and sets out to fulfill his dream, but his quest brings havoc to the whole arcade where he lives. It may seem simple enough, but it's an awesome flick.Concept/Production Art!Fanart Feature! Taffyta Muttonfudge by manukongolo Wreck-it Ralph PixelArt by StevenRayBrownwreck it ralph by Orphen5 IM GONNA RALPH by KingdomBlade IM GONNA WRECK IT by DrDivineVanellope Von Schweetz by Arturistic Snack by JamieKinosian You're my hero by Fumuu
Glen Keane will be missed! (He resigned)Glen Keane, animator behind MANY legendary Disney characters resigned from Disney yesterday. *sniff*He will definitely be missed! His 37 years at Disney have definitely left a huge impact. I hope he finds happiness in whatever he pursues next!Some characters he worked on:The Rescuers -- Penny & BernardPete's Dragon -- ElliotThe Fox and the Hound -- The BearThe Black Cauldron -- Gurgi & EilonwyThe Great Mouse Detective -- RatiganOliver and Company -- Sykes, Fagin, GeorgetteThe Little Mermaid -- ArielThe Rescuers 2 -- MarahuteBeauty and the Beast -- BeastAladdin -- AladdinPocahontas -- PocahontasTarzan -- TarzanTreasure Planet -- John SilverTangled -- RapunzelYou get the picture. He's AMAZING.
Tip of the Day: the StruggleLearn to enjoy the struggle. Our most memorable goals we achieve in our lives are always extra special because of the many hardships we had to endure before succeeding. Those memories will be some of your fondest when you're successful. So take sometime to live in the moment and enjoy the struggle before achieving bigger and better things.Sending positive vibes to you all!Bobby
Tip of the Day: Mental BlindersSometimes you really have to just shut your brain off after making a good decision and just do it. Too many times we find that we know what to do but just don't do it. Today, come to a decision that is something you KNOW is a good one, then put on the mental blinders and just FOCUS on that task.I think part of what success I've achieved so far has come from being able to focus on one thing for long periods of time like Forrest Gump.Sending positive vibes to you all!Bobby
Tip of the Day: AttitudeWhen you're dealt a bad situation believe that good things will soon happen if you keep a positive attitude. If you adopt this belief then good things WILL happen.In many situations your attitude is the determining factor between a positive outcome or a negative one. A positive attitude is what will keep you going through the tough times.Sending positive vibes to you all!Bobby
Curry ChipsI need to run something by you...because I am starting to think I have a medical problem which causes people who work in food shops to detest me.I was in Matlock, Derbyshire the other day to watch a fancy light show. Was with the family, it was a nice evening, we went to a chipy shop for tea.I walked into the chipy shop and knew almost immediately that there was only one thing I wanted...no fishy, no pies, no chickens...all I wanted was curry chips. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I see nothing wrong with wanting curry chips for tea. Many people eat curry chips. Curry chips are tasty.I approached the chippy girl behind the counter, she asked what I wanted. I said curry chips. She nodded, got a plate and put lots of chips on it. It was all going very smoothly. She put the plate in front of me and said "I will just get the curry for your curry chips" and walked away.She returned with a empty plastic pot and started to fill the pot with curry. I looked at her and said "don't worry, i'
art tips? I get asked a lot to make tutorials, to teach people this or that when it comes to art, or a certain thing I like to draw.I'm not a teacher, or an expert guys. I am just some random chick who likes to draw a lot and who practices drawing a lot. I don't think I would be very good at teaching or explaining. I cannot give out information like a teacher would. On paws or anatomy. I am no expert. However, I do give advice though, and my advice is usually the same.If you want to draw a certain animal, research the animal. Watch documentaries, look up anatomy sketches, and photographs that inspire you. Even inspiring art, something that puts you in the mindset and gives you understanding of the animal. Research the animal inside and out to get the full understanding of it's anatomy, movements, attitude, weight, expressions, body language, markings, proportions, everything. The good, the bad, and the ugly. Learn it all. And then sketch and sketch an
Tip of the Day: TryingSuccess comes from experience and experience comes from trying. You are on the right track as long as you keep trying.Every failed attempt comes with knowledge and experience. Keep trying! You'll get it sooner or later Sending positive vibes to you all!Bobby
Tip of the Day: DreamsWe all know people that are very grounded. They have a very realistic view of what is possible... and they are generally right.But it's the dreamers that change the world!Keep dreaming big.Sending positive vibes to you all!Bobby
Tip of the Day: Enjoy the processToday, concentrate on enjoying the process of art more than the result, you will become more productive. Put on some music or have a drink or whatever you can do to relax a bit and enjoy the process of doing art!By the way, today is Imaginism Studio's birthday!Sending positive vibes to you all!Bobby
Tip of the Day: is it memorable?In this ever growing art community (especially online) it gets harder and harder to be noticed. You will be noticed when your art and/or the idea behind your art is unique.Think about how memorable your art is. If it looks like a million other things, no one is going to remember it.Sending positive vibes to you all!Bobby
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Tip of the Day: Believing is not DoingTip of the Day: A lot of times people might ask for advice and when they are told the answer, their reaction is "Oh I know that already." Believing in something isn't the same as acting upon what you believe in. Successful people DO the things they know they should do whether they like it or not.Sending positive vibes to you all!Bobby
Tip of the Day: Understanding what you're doing.Always strive to understand more and more about what you are doing. I tend not to paint anything I don't understand or know how it's supposed to feel.If you paint or draw something that you don't understand, anyone that does understand will know right away that you didn't.See you soon Sao Paulo! http://www.melies.com.br/mega-palestra/programacao.html
Featured Movie - Brave Third day in a row I've made a blog on this group! Hehe. I hope you don't find it annoying!Lately at tumblr I've been bombarded by BRAVE concept art! So, I thought I'd share some with you guys as a featured movie!: