Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Disney Cuties: The Beach

Disney DY You Magazine

Space to Smile- July 2011

"The Beach"

Italy exclusive

Disney Cuties are a Hello Kitty (Sanrio) style character with a slightly over-sized head on a smaller body. This cartoon appeared in Disney Italy DY Magaizine, an Italian exclsive pulication, in July 2011. Regardless of where this was published, the comic strip needs no words to convey why they're called Cuties.

Design and color by Paolo Campinoti

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A Disney Sketchbook

Imagine if one sketchbook had been passed down through the decades from one Disney animator to the next, with each one making a contribution before leaving it in the talented hands of another artist. That idea was the inspiration for A Disney Sketchbook. The drawings contained within it represent the entire range of animation development, from the origins of ideas to fully conceived characters. Pencil studies of a much-younger Wendy and a serpentlike sea witch reveal the many imaginative iterations that animators create before they ultimately perfect every hero and villain. And comprehensive studies of Mickey and Baloo showcase the dedication that goes into defining the facial expressions and body language of each beloved character. Films and shorts from throughout the history of the company are featured-beginning with Steamboat Willie and ending with Tangled-demonstrating the ingenuity and skill that have remained a constant at Walt Disney Animation Studios since 1928.



ISBN: 978-1-4231-6569-9
152 pages
Release Date: October 2012
MSRP: $50.00

Friday, June 8, 2012

Learn How to Draw Ratatouille's Chef Skinner

Learn how to draw the tiny terror of Gusteau's kitchen!

His hat may be almost as tall as he is, but head chef Skinner is a very big
man in the restaurant world (and in the movie Ratatouille). To draw him, all you
need to do is collect the items listed below and follow these steps.

  • pencil
  • eraser
  • black marker or pen
  • colored markers, colored pencils or crayons
  • graph paper

  1. Start your drawing of Skinner with two big circles, like meatballs on a plate.The top circle will form the head and the bottom one will become the belly. Add an eyeline through the middle of the upper circle and lay down a vertical line through both circles to make sure they line up.
  2. (Note: In each step, the lines you're adding are shown in blue. Lines drawn in previous steps are black.) A few simple lines will create the shape of Skinner's stubby torso and legs. Draw the
    outline of his humongous chef's hat, making sure that it's almost as big as his whole body.
  3. Now's the time to add a neckline to Skinner's shirt. Then sketch his skinny little ankles and the great big feet below them. Erase the lower part of  the center line and you're ready to move on to the next step.
  4. Something's got to hold that big hat on Skinner's head, so draw a wide band around its bottom edge. Then begin to sketch in his face, adding ears, eyes, nose and a sour mouth. Finally, sketch the kerchief around the neck, add the top part of the apron and put some detail on the shoes.

  5. Add six pleats to the hat and draw the lower part of the
    apron. Next, go back to work on the face,  sketching in the eyebrows, eyelids and pupils. Don't forget the pencil-thin mustache and the lower lip. Finish up by adding tails to the kerchief knot and folds on the sleeves.
  6. Give Skinner some big, wide nostrils, bags under the eyes, creases on the cheeks and along the sides of the nose, and little pointy sideburns. Finish the detail on the ears, and the folds in the apron.
  7. This is Skinner,so it's never going to be a pretty picture, but once you've got all the details just right, drop your pencil and grab an eraser. Get rid of all the lines you don't want in your final drawing. Now you're ready to add the final ingredient - color.
  8. Skinner's hat, shirt and kerchief should be oft-white. Make his apron a grayish-tan color. His
    pants should be light gray, with the checks and socks a slightly darker shade. Color the shoes dark gray. Make the face a fleshy color, leave the eyes white and blacken in the sideburns, mustache, eyebrows and eyelashes. Now this little chef is ready to command his kitchen.

Thursday, June 7, 2012