FREE Lesson: How to Draw a Cat
The above video is of course, a quick demo on how to draw a house cat but, there are many types of felines aren’t there? I have a full class on on How to Draw Big Cats where I cover drawing lions, tigers, cheetahs, cougars & more. The course is 11+ Hours and includes lessons on drawing muscles, bones, full and more. I have a FREE Sneak Peek of the class below.
How to Draw Nala
Did You Know that I Designed & Animated Young Nala in “The Lion King” ?
It’s true! A BIG part of the reason that I am so comfortable drawing cats is because as an animator at Disney I have had to draw them thousands of times. FUN FACT: Nala’s eyes are based on my daughter, Austin. In the picture below you can see me doing some animation work on the movie. On my shelf you can see a photo of her & I when she was a baby.
She always looked at me with these big, beautiful eyes and I worked hard to get that into the character. She’s a grown woman now but she still tells everyone that she is Nala!
How to Draw Rajah from Aladdin
While Nala is one of my favorite characters that I created she wasn’t my first cat in a Disney movie. I was also the character designer of Rajah the tiger in Aladdin. He is of course princess Jasmine’s best friend and protector. Above is a quick little video where I show you how to draw him. And the below are a few early test images of both Nala & Rajah. Thes cats were so much fun to draw.
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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".