Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Animal Kingdom

My favorite park in DisneyWorld is always Animal Kingdom. Having dreamed of going to the African Serengeti since I was little, Disney gives me a little taste of it to hold me over until I can go see the real thing. There is something about the art, the music, the landscape, the culture, and the animals of Africa that feels rhythmic, honest, and full of personality.

The sable antelope is the symbol of the Harambe Wildlife Preserve, where the safari tours take place.

Wildebeest nap in the shade, a mother elephant and her baby stroll past a baobab tree, and okapi and bongos hide amongst the leaves in the forest.

Giraffes lope gracefully along the open hills.

Hippos bob like corks in the river.

Rhinos, zebra, and ostriches dot the grasslands in a vibrating tapestry.

Deeper in the forest, the shy okapi nibble on leaves.

Brilliant yellow weaver birds flicker through the dense canopy.

Blue cichlids glow in the cool, shady riverbed.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Disney's Electric Light Parade

I just returned from another wonderful drawing workshop in DisneyWorld, Florida, with Dalvero Academy. 9 days of drawing and study in the hottest place on Earth! I decided to post a series of cut paper sample posters I did of the Electric Light Parade in Magic Kingdom from my trip last year that never got posted. It's always a lot of fun to hear the beeping and whirring come down the street, with all the main lights off and just the twinkling of the parade and the outlines of Main Street USA. Plus, the retro video game music kind of puts you in a trance after a long day of drawing.



(I am not affiliated with Disney in any way, nor are the posters. They are just for fun.)

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Patterns: Woods Hole Film Festival Award Winner

I just returned from a drawing workshop to DisneyWorld to the very exciting news that my animation "Patterns", about the Charles W. Morgan whaleship, won the Audience Award for Animation or Experimental Short at the Woods Hole Film Festival. I wasn't able to attend due to the drawing workshop, but I'm very honored that my animation was so well received! Thank you to the Woods Hole Film Festival 2013 and to everyone who saw and enjoyed it!

You can check out the trailer and more stills from the animation here: