Live Stream – Happy 2020 Moose!

I am very excited that we are moving into a new year and a new decade! To celebrate I create a New Year’s Moose in yesterday’s live stream. Watch it below if you missed it. Also, this weekend I am running a sale on the site. ALL LESSONS & TUTORIALS ARE 25% OFF!

Final Image is Below:

 

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Live Stream – Creatures of The Forest Course (UPDATE OUT NOW!)

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I had a great time drawing and painting live recently. This stream was warm up for my upcoming course, “Hidden Creatures of the Forest”

Final Digital Painting Demo Image:

A large version of the final image is below.
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Snow Bear Teaser!

As some of you may know I have been working on a short film called “Snow Bear” for quite a while now. Most of the time has been spent in story development & boarding it out. We are just now lining up the time to get it animated and I am hoping to have it out in 2020. I am pleased to share this little test I did with you.

 

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“Back to School” Student Discount Sale – ENDS September 1st!

I often travel the world giving demos & lectures and get the opportunity to work with aspiring artists, illustrators and animators from all walks of life. I am continually impressed by the talent out there as well as the questions that I get.

A HUGE¬†part of our mission with this site is to continue to offer affordable art education. As a special “Thank You” to returning students and teachers I am offering a 50% Off Student & Teacher Only Promo Code for Annual Premium Membership & Monthly Streaming Membership Plans on the site.


Get the code by simply signing up for my newsletter with a valid “.EDU” email address below.


 

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How to Draw Wolves, Coyotes & Foxes – Sneak Peek (Pre-Order Now)

Here is a¬†special Sneak Peek of my upcoming ‚ÄúHow to¬†Draw Wolves, Coyotes & Foxes‚ÄĚ course.¬†I wanted to share it with you here. PRE ORDER NOW! For Special Intro Price! The full course will be available June 18th Course Sneak Peek Enjoy: ¬† Annual Members & Pre-Order Customers also get early access to an additional 2 […]
Here is a special Sneak Peek of my upcoming "How to Draw Wolves, Coyotes and Foxes" course. I wanted to share it with you here. The full course will be available June 18th, 2018

Course Sneak Peek

Enjoy:
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How to Draw Bears – Sneak Peek

Here is a¬†special Sneak Peek of my upcoming ‚ÄúHow to¬†Draw Bears‚ÄĚ course.¬†I wanted to share it with you here. The full course should be available in a couple of weeks. How to Draw Bears¬†Sneak Peek Enjoy: NOTE: The video above is actually the 4th video in the series. As an Annual Member you also get […]
Here is a special Sneak Peek of my upcoming "How to Draw Bears" course. I wanted to share it with you here. The full course should be available in a couple of weeks.

How to Draw Bears Sneak Peek

Enjoy:
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Snowy Egret – Drawing from Reference Full Process Lecture

Here is a¬†special MEMBER EXCLUSIVE VIDEO.¬†¬†Watch as I show you the creation of the ¬†image below in real time. I explain my thought process and my approach to how I like to use reference images. I wanted to share it with you here. As a member you have exclusive access to this video. You can […]
This FULL PROCESS VIDEO is available exclusively to ANNUAL PREMIUM MEMBERS of my site. For non-members here is a brief time lapse of the making of the image. If you are a member and signed into your account you will see the FULL PROCESS video showing the making of this image in real time. The full video is 1.5 hours long.

"SNOWY EGRET - PROCESS VIDEO"

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How to Draw Horses – Sneak Peek

Here is a¬†special Sneak Peek of my upcoming ‚ÄúHow to¬†Draw Horses‚ÄĚ course.¬†I wanted to share it with you here. The full course should be available in a couple of weeks. How to Draw Horses Sneak Peek Enjoy: NOTE: The video above is actually the 2nd video in the series. As an Annual Member you also […]
Here is a special Sneak Peek of my upcoming "How to Draw Horses" course. I wanted to share it with you here. The full course should be available in a couple of weeks.

How to Draw Horses Sneak Peek

Enjoy:

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How to Draw Cute! Character Design

Recently I released a video on “How to Draw Cute” on my YouTube Channel. It is the second Sneak Peek of my upcoming “Character Design Course”.¬†I wanted to share it here with you as well.

The full course should be available in a couple of weeks. We are shooting for a release date of around July 1st

Character Design Sneak Peek #2 How to Draw Cute

Enjoy:

 

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Beauty & The Beast Shot Break Down

I wanted to share something special with you all. I’ve recently been getting back to my old animation desk and doing some 2D Animation on Paper.¬†I thought it might be fun to break down a shot that I did for “Beauty & The Beast” and show you some of the original drawings and my thought process.

It’s hard to believe these drawings are 25 years old. So, here it is I hope you Enjoy:

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Digital Painting Demo / Tutorial

Well, I’ve been very busy lately working on new premium courses including my newly released “Figure Drawing Course” and my upcoming Character Design Course… But, I wanted to take a little time out and work on a new image. Plus, I wanted to create a new free digital painting demo.

Often when I post my SPEED PAINT VIDEOS and time lapses I get requests for something in real time. So, here it is:

I got this idea for a fun elephant image which I call “Sri Lanka Afternoon” –¬†I wanted to share it with you. It was a quick image but I had a lot of fun with it. Hopefully you enjoy the video as much as I enjoyed creating it.

Final Digital Painting Demo Image:

A high-res version of the final image is below.
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Hippo Dance!!

Well due to my busy workshop and speaking schedule lately this has been a while coming but, I am glad to report that my “Hippo Funk” Animation is now complete. This was great fun to put together and work on over the past few weeks.

I’m going to be¬†breaking this animation down for an upcoming “How to Animate to Music”¬†video lesson. Also,¬†this hippo guy will be return¬†in my Character Design Course that I’ll be releasing soon.

I also have plans to release this animation for other uses so that artists and musicians¬†can set it to their own music… But more on that soon. In the meantime, ENJOY!

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Hippo Character Animation Sneak Peek

This is just a rough loop that I wanted to share. It’s part of a much longer sequence that will be released soon. There is another little snippet on my Instagram account HERE

Here's a tiny sample of what I'm currently working on. Happy Sunday! #dancinghippo #hippopotamus #hippos #animation

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Here are a handful of drawings pulled from my latest animation. #hippos #hippopotamus #animation

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“Back to School” Student Discount 2015

I often travel the world giving demos & lectures and get the opportunity to work with aspiring artists, illustrators and animators from all walks of life. I am continually impressed by the talent out there as well as the questions that I get. A HUGE¬†part of our mission with this site is to continue to offer affordable art education. As a special “Thank You” to returning students I am offering a 50% Off Promo Code for signing up for my newsletter.

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Cecil The Lion Portrait & Time Lapse Video

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Like many people around the world, I was extremely moved by the recent tragedy surrounding the hunting and killing of the beloved lion know as Cecil. (Read More) – As you may be able to tell I am a HUGE animal lover and¬†it drives me crazy when I see these beautiful creatures destroyed for no good reason. In fact, I’ve decided to get personally involved and hopefully our efforts can help educate people and prevent these horrible things from happening in the future.

As some of you may also know I was one of the animators on “The Lion King” – When I heard the news about Cecil I got inspired to create a tribute image. It’s not much but hopefully it will make people think.

aaron-blaise-cecil-the-lion-king

I also created a time lapse video of the creation of this image which you can see below:

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Updated: How to Draw Lions Tutorial

UPDATE: The complete “How to Draw Big Cats” Course is NOW AVAILABLECLICK HERE

This is a quick SNEAK PEEK at my upcoming video series “How to Draw Animals: The Big Cats”¬†– In this 53 minute video I’ll show you some key tips for how to draw lions.

The complete course will be available very soon! It covers Lions, Tigers, Leopards, Cheetahs + Much More. The full course contains over 8 Hours of video lessons and includes tons of bonus materials and PDF Files.  In the meantime though I wanted to share this early look at it with you. ENJOY!

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Disney Animators Share Artistic Advice

Recently I was invited up to Nashville, TN to attend the second annual “Taught By A Pro Weekend” which was presented by TaughtByAPro.com – While there I got an opportunity to give a lecture, do some demos and speak with my good friends and amazing animators Tom Bancroft (Mushu from “Mulan”) and Eric Goldberg (Creator of the Genie from “Aladdin” and co-director of “Pocahontas”).

I had a brief chance to sit down with them and record some of their insights and wanted to share them with you. Enjoy! Continue reading Disney Animators Share Artistic Advice

Hand Drawn Animation – “Trunk Troubles”

I’ve been excited more and more recently by the possibilities of TVPaint. It had been a little while since I had sat down and created any original animation so I got the itch to do something fun. This was just a quick little piece that I created in 8 days using my Wacom Cintiq and TVPaint. I was thinking about elephants when I got the idea for this character name Cyrano. This short animation shows some of the hijinks he gets into with his trunk. I hope you like it… I think I’ll do more with this character soon. Continue reading Hand Drawn Animation – “Trunk Troubles”

A Basic Introduction to Illustration in Photoshop with Aaron Blaise

I often get questions from new artists of all ages on the best way to get started with digital illustration/painting in Adobe Photoshop. There are probably thousands of methods and techniques so it can sometimes seem overwhelming. To address this I put together 1 Hour and 11 minute video giving a brief overview of my techniques and my approach. 

This is a basic overview intended to help less experienced artists or those who are new to Photoshop. Ultimately you will develop your own approach but I hope this helps some of you that are looking to get started. Continue reading A Basic Introduction to Illustration in Photoshop with Aaron Blaise

Animation Tutorial Sneak Peek – Bi-Ped Walk Cycle

So today I wanted to share a very special sneak peek of my upcoming animation lessons with my newsletter subscribers. The video below is a free 48+ Minute Video where I take you through the fundamentals of creating a great two-legged (a.k.a. bi-ped) walk cycle. This is an early rough-cut of the video but I wanted to share it with you all! 

Again this is currently an exclusive just for subscribers – ENJOY! Continue reading Animation Tutorial Sneak Peek – Bi-Ped Walk Cycle