Character design in Photoshop on my Wacom Cintiq 22″HD

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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 “Character design in Photoshop on my Wacom Cintiq 22″HD

  1. This is the king of tutorial/training/online school that you need to do in your site:

    Animation Bundle or Online school:
    1-how to design human characters (disney style like this kid)
    2-create, design expression sheets, poses, etc
    3-planning, storyboard, drawing frames, paint and animate in tvpaint
    one animated scene from it. (any digital software + wacom)
    4-tips and tricks on building shots, scenes, planning + thumbnails etc.
    5-how to draw and animate animals (like your videos)

    Because nobody is doing that, (is there is somebody I want to know :)
    you are a classical animator! I just grew up watching your lines in all disney movies, this style is dying and I don’t know if you know how many people want to learn this.

    ***maybe can be and online school, (you can use Adobe Connect) to do the classroom live. classes 2 times per week, first day the class, second day homework review. payment monthly…up to 8 students per session…..from zero to hero….from basics of drawing to digital classical animators…and maybe cut out animation too, with toon boom animate (you can find another person to teach this :)

    there is NOT an “animationmentor.com” for 2D animation!
    a lot of artist are doing 2d painting tutorials for free/paid online, but no one is doing animation 2d.

    I will be the first one to sign!! and after you can build a team of freelance from the same students…….. that can help you in any 2d animation project in the future like the movie that you are working on………… :) always you can see the big picture…….
    **and of couse affordable prices too………

    I am doing a 2 years 3D animation online training using maya…….because nobody is doing it for 2d animation………………

    Leo

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