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: NOTE: The video above is actually the 4th video in the series. As an Annual Member you also get … Continue reading How to Draw Bears – Sneak Peek
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 … Continue reading Snowy Egret – Drawing from Reference Full Process Lecture
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: NOTE: The video above is actually the 2nd video in the series. As an Annual Member you also … Continue reading How to Draw Horses – Sneak Peek
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 … Continue reading How to Draw Cute! Character Design
I wanted to share an exclusive sneak peek at my upcoming Character Design Course with my Newsletter Subscribers. This is an approx 25 minute video on “Line of Action” Enjoy: Interested in Digital Art & Animation Instruction? I offer a line of tutorials, videos and lessons. CLICK HERE to Learn More.
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 … Continue reading Beauty & The Beast Shot Break Down
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 … Continue reading Digital Painting Demo / Tutorial
I am currently putting together a new course on Character Design – While working on that I wanted to share some tips on drawing fundamentals. When reviewing portfolios I will often see work where artists have forgotten that the rules of perspective apply to anatomy and characters not just environments. I hope you enjoy the quick video … Continue reading Drawing – Remembering Your Perspective
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 … Continue reading Hippo Dance!!
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 … Continue reading “Back to School” Student Discount 2015
UPDATED BELOW – PRINTS NOW AVAILABLE 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 … Continue reading Cecil The Lion Portrait & Time Lapse Video
UPDATE: The complete “How to Draw Big Cats” Course is NOW AVAILABLE – CLICK 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 … Continue reading Updated: How to Draw Lions Tutorial
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 … Continue reading Disney Animators Share Artistic Advice
As a chance to experiment with my new Hair Brushes Volume 2 Set and in honor of “May the 4th” I thought it might be fun to do a quick speed painting of one of my favorite characters. Enjoy! Interested in Digital Art & Animation Instruction? I offer a line of tutorials, videos and lessons. CLICK … Continue reading Speed Painting Photoshop Chewbacca from Star Wars
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 … Continue reading Hand Drawn Animation – “Trunk Troubles”
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 … Continue reading A Basic Introduction to Illustration in Photoshop with Aaron Blaise
So today I wanted to get back into TVPaint and do some traditional animation. So I decided to grab a snippet of dialogue from one of my favorite actors (Jeff Bridges) in one of my favorite films “The Big Lebowski” – So without further ado I present “The Dude… Sloth” This is a sneak peek at an upcoming series of animation training … Continue reading “The Dude” – Sloth Animation Sneak Peek
Hi Everybody! We had a great response to our first ever “Art Giveaway Contest”. First, I’d like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who purchased my Custom Photoshop Fur Brushes. I’ve had a great time experimenting with them myself and I wanted to let everyone know now that I’m currently working on creating a … Continue reading First Ever “Art Giveaway Contest” Winners + Happy 2015!!
Lately, I’ve been having a blast revisiting my “old friends” from the Disney films I worked on. Yao was a character I designed and supervised the animation for the film “Mulan”. Here I’ll take you through my process as I paint him in Photoshop. Below is a time-lapse video of the process and the final image: Interested in … Continue reading Timelapse Digital Painting of Yao from “Mulan” in Photoshop
Rajah (from “Aladdin”) was the first character I was ever given the opportunity to actually design and lead the animation. It was a huge deal for me. I was 24 and I remember being very nervous. It was fun to draw and paint him tonight after so many years. Thanks to John Musker and Ron Clements for having faith … Continue reading Time Lapse Video of Digital Painting of Rajah from Aladdin in Photoshop
So my friend and I were talking and he thought it might be fun and interesting to take some of the characters I’ve animated in the past and do realistic renderings of them in Photoshop using my painting techniques and photographic textures. I agreed and so I decided to do The Beast as my first one. … Continue reading Digital Painting of Beast in Photoshop
Hi Everyone, I am so excited and extremely honored to announce that the latest issue of Imagine FX Magazine features a cover story and new video tutorial by me. It was a lot of fun putting this together and the whole team over at the publication did an outstanding job. They are based in the … Continue reading ImagineFX Cover Issue – ON SALE NOW
Yesterday I was fortunate enough to give a demo on “Creating Photo Real Creatures in Photoshop” at the 2014 Adobe Max Conference. Well today I am pleased to see that they have posted it online and I wanted to share it with you as a free demo. NOTE: This was a screen capture so you … Continue reading Watch My Adobe Max 2014 Session
In this episode Aaron talks about how to find pleasing compositions for you paintings, photography, illustrations or any image for that matter using any of three methods: If it looks good it IS good. The Rule of Thirds The Golden Ratio
In this episode, Aaron takes you through his process in creating convincing reflections in Photoshop.
In this episode, Aaron talks about how creating images on a mid tone background will allow you to judge your value structure (lights and darks) more accurately.
In this episode Aaron shows you his techniques for animating dialogue and getting good lip sync. These are the very same methods he employed at Disney on films such as Mulan, Brother Bear and more.
In this episode, Aaron shows you his method for creating textured skin surfaces in his character and concept digital art. He will take you through using textured brushes, fitting the textures to the contours of your character and adding lighting details. Check out this link to the brushes on his site: http://creatureartteacher.com/product/custom-photoshop-brushes-set-2-elephant-texture/