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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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".

1 thought on “Beauty & The Beast Shot Break Down

  1. Hello Aaron!

    My name is Kemi Oyebade and I’m currently a 2D Traditional grad student at the Academy of Art University. My professors, Coco Russell and David Nethery referred me to you as I’m looking to explore digital painting for my illustrations and backgrounds. I’m stuck between your custom brushes and the Ultimate Bundle and would like your advice on the best for me to purchase at this moment. I’m not a creature or large animal illustrator but I plan to enter this realm in the near future. This being said, do you think it’s a good idea to go ahead and get the Ultimate Bundle or purchase all of your custom brushes???

    Kemi Oyebade

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