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: Dealing with StressStress is the root for many health problems. It's not necessary. Just do what you need to do. Stop stressing.In high pressure situations if I start stressing I will think what is the worst that could happen and how could I bounce back from that. Once I see that I would still be ok and be able to come back from that difficulty... then the stress disappears. Then I start imagining what would it feel like to be successful and that gets me excited to continue towards my goals.Stress is something that everyone deals with in their own ways but if you don't have an effective way to deal with it, feel free to try my method.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
Proof that I should never date~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~(I posted this on my Tumblr page, as well.)Call me a late bloomer. I'm 21 and only went on my first date a few months ago. I've always been so gung-ho about my education and starting a career that dating was just never really on my radar. So when a guy from one of my English classes asked me out, I stared at him, blinked for a few seconds, and then agreed, thinking all the while that there had to be something wrong with the dude if he wanted to ask me out. I had, after all, just finished talking about why I liked to paint John Keats' death mask.But despite my trepidation, I went out with him anyway. It was okay. He was nice enough. But I couldn't shake the feeling that there was something off about this guy—aside from the fact that he incessantly texted me poetry, wh
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
Tip of the Day: ConversationToday try to make conversation with at least one person that you don't know. No matter how short the conversation might be.More opportunities come if you make a habit of striking up conversations with people you don't know.You wouldn't believe some of the people I've been able to get to know just because I decided to talk to them.Sending positive vibes to you all!Bobby
Tip of the Week: VisualizingWhen you visualize the task before you do it, it makes it that much easier to accomplish and accomplished better. Especially for drawing and painting. Before I work on a film, I take about 10 or 20 minutes staring at something dark or close my eyes to try and visualize the movie before I start painting.I believe that visualizing is the hardest and most powerful way to think. With conscious and persistent practice you can improve your ability to visualize.See you soon Sao Paulo! http://www.melies.com.br/mega-palestra/programacao.html
Tip of the Day: ComparingDon't compare your life to others. See what others are doing but the best person to compare yourself to is you.If I always compared myself to others and wanted to constantly compete or beat others, I wouldn't want to share what I know.Everyone is on their own journey but together we can get further and faster.Have a great Monday!Sending positive vibes to you allBobby
Tip of the Day: having a missionTo have great success, you must have a good 'mission. What would you do if you could do anything or be given any job you want? Start from there. Don't worry about how hard it might be or how to make money from it yet. Figure out your mission and THEN figure out how to make a living from it.The best missions don't come from taking but from wanting to give back. However, achieving goals for yourself can give you the success and ability to give back more.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'
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: 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
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!: