Here are some of the sketches I created on my trip to Kenya, India, Nepal and Thailand a year ago. This was a research trip for The Legend of Tembo

This was my desk inside my tent in Kenya.

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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".

2 thoughts on “Here are some of the sketches I created on my trip to Kenya, India, Nepal and Thailand a year ago. This was a research trip for The Legend of Tembo

  1. Just can`t believe it that I`m the first one who adds a comment!
    Sketchbook pages like these are for me the most valuable visual information an artist can get from his surroundings. There is the personal experience, first-hand observation, combined with a lot of memories,which can not be compared with any other resource..And if the sketches are of this high quality level, I feel more than grateful having the chance to have a look at..Thanks for sharing Aaron!

    Paschalis

  2. Absolutely stunning work, Aaron. Best of luck with your project, I hope it gets developed via the new DD investors (whom I had the pleasure of meeting in China recently).

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