As artists we need to create. it’s as natural as breathing. I often absent mindedly draw while on the phone or in meetings. It’s my way of thinking through issues. Here are a couple of recent doodles after a story conversation with my directing partner, Chuck Williams.

About Aaron Blaise

For 21 years Aaron worked with Disney helping to create some of the greatest animated films ever made. During that time he worked as an animator or supervising animator on "The Rescuers Down Under", "Beauty and the Beast", "Aladdin", "The Lion King", "Pocahontas", "Mulan" and more. In 2003 he was co-director of "Brother Bear" for which he earned an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature Film. After "Brother Bear" he helped to develop several projects but ultimately left Disney to pursue an opportunity back home in Florida. Aaron recently served as 2D Animation Supervisor and Character Designer for the "The Bear and the Hare" an advertisement loved by millions around the world. He is currently also working on a new animated short film, once again involving bears called "Snow Bear".

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  1. I LOVE the bottom pic. Love her face, so graphic, and powerful. Great shoulder muscles too, and love the paw, very articulate and detailed. She’s beautiful! Well, I assume this is a lioness… could be an unfinished tiger, without the stripes…? I love the power and intelligence in the expression. I see so much of one of my own lionesses in that drawing.

    What kind of cat is the pic above? It looks like a lioness/cougar/caracal combo. I’m not an artist at all. I’m an old cat guy. Been working with big cats for years. I love to see animals represented in art & animation. It always cracks me up to see animals expressing themselves with human mannerisms and body language. That’s how I interpret actual bestial emotional expressions in my mind, and to see my mental images illustrated on paper always makes me smile.

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