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Contest 23 - Historical Disney

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 5, 2013, 12:04 PM




:trophy:

And the winners are...

:star: In the Judge's Section:

Chosen by :iconmistytang::iconzimeta::iconshoomlah:

:bulletblue: First Place:




Give me your voice by Khioora

What the judges were saying: "Khioora's piece definitely jumped out at me when I was first browsing through the entries- it's a striking illustration, granted, but I was also taken with the integration of both 1830's fashion, and Romantic period portrayals of mermaids with more delineated legs. I'm not a huge fan of fashion in the 1830's, but I'll be the first to admit that it's a blast to draw; I think Khioora did a great job of capturing the so-called "Waist and Extravagance" of the period with both her characters' overall silhouette, and her general detailing of the costume. Great stuff!"~ shoomlah


:bulletblue: Second Place:



Queen Kidagakash by PissedArtwork

What the judges were saying: "PissedArtwork's Queen Kidakagash is a lovely attempt to meld the disparate inspirations for Atlantis into a single, cultural costume"~ shoomlah

"I love all the detail and research put into this rarely drawn Disney Princess!" ~MistyTang

:bulletblue: Third Place:



Tiana, Naveen, and Steamboat Willie by MoonyMina

What the judges were saying: "I love the idea of Tiana and Naveen seeing a movie in the early days of movies - especially since the movie chosen just so happens to be Steamboat Willie! It's an excellent crossover true to the time Tiana and Naveen live in. The wedding rings are a great touch as this definitely take place a while after the movie does. ~Zimeta



:star: In the Popular Vote Section:

Chosen by popular vote of the members.

:bulletyellow: First Place:




Victorian Alice by crisquinu

:bulletyellow: Second Place:



La Belle by LaTaupinette

:bulletyellow: Third Place:



Robin Hood by thedodobirdsong


:bulletred: Runner-Ups

Those the judges and popular vote highly considered:

Dancing Queens by Grodansnagel Cindy The Riveter by DU-hockeygirl40 Summer of 1892 by purpurariuscaligo The Bells of Notre Dame by traces-on-a-page Emperor Awesome by Annathelle26




Thanks for entering, everyone! This contest was a blast! :hug:






:star: You guys voted! And the next contest we'll be doing is "Historical Disney", inspired by shoomlah's Historical Princess Collection!.

For this contest you'll be taking your favorite Disney movie/TV show/etc. and putting a historical spin on it. Whether that be clothing, a historical place, or even an event, it's up to you!

For more information, read on!

- Your picture doesn't have to be of a princess. Anything Disney is okay.

- Any Disney movie/TV show/Video game/comic is just fine. You're free to choose whatever you want!

- Any medium is fine (Traditional, digital, literature is all okay)

- There are several ways you can put a historical spin on your entry. Here are some:

:bulletblue: Make the clothes of your chosen character more accurate to history in the time period it's set.
:bulletblue: If the character you want to draw is already accurate to history (example: TRON took place and was made in the '80s, so the clothing is already accurate) then you can draw them in historically accurate clothes from the era that weren't featured in the movie.
:bulletblue: Draw the characters in a historical locale. Example: The Princess and the Frog takes place in 1920s New Orleans. If you can draw the characters from the film at a locale special to that time and place, be our guest!
:bulletblue: Draw the characters at a historical event special to their time and place. Examples: civil rights movement, WWII, etc.
:bulletblue: Draw your chosen character in the style of an artist at the time your chosen movie takes place.
:bulletblue: Other? Go ahead and ask in a comment!

:bulletblue: For writers: The best option would probably be to depict your chosen characters at an historical event.

- Crossovers are fine, but you must keep your crossovers restricted to within three fandoms.

- Our regular group rules still stand. No Kingdom Hearts, ABC shows, or Marvel characters unless they're accompanied by a regular Disney character.

- Your artwork must be new. Only works created after this contest was put up (01-05-13) will be accepted.

- No fan pairings. All pairings must be canonical.

- No gender bending

- Keep it clean. No nudity, gore, or nipples poking through clothes. NO FETISHES!

- Don't use screenshots in your work. All the art you submit must be completely made by you.

- You may enter the contest even if you're not a member. Comment in this journal with a link to your entry when you're done so I can add it here.

- And please be aware it can take up to a day for us to list your entry here/ accept it into the group. We have about 10,000+ members, so it takes us a little bit of time to get through all our messages. If you've been waiting for more than a day and a half, THEN you can send us a note and ask what's up.

- When the contest is over, we'll put up a  journal with all the entries on it, and the members will vote on which one they think is best. And, a panel of judges will decide on six other winners.

- You're allowed TWO entries.

- Please submit your entry to our Contest 23 - Historical Disney folder in our gallery!

- If you have any additional questions, either comment here, note the club, or note one of the owners, (MistyTang or Zimeta)




:star: March 25th, 2013.
There will be no extensions unless up to half the people who've entered at the time of the due-date ask for an extension. So, no; an extension is not likely.

Use your time wisely!





:bulletblue: Panel of Judges

:iconshoomlah: :iconmistytang: :iconzimeta: :iconratscout:

Judges may enter the contest, but they will only be eligible to win in the Popular Vote section.

We chose our winners by creativity, originality and personality more than artwork. So, be sure to stretch your imagination!

:bulletblue: How to Gain Favor with the Judges

- Descriptions on this one are VERY important! We want to know all about your historical subject and where you got your inspiration/references. Your work won't have to be 100% accurate to history, but your inspiration is key to your success for this contest.

- Be creative! The best artwork will not necessarily win. Think out of the box, and go wild!

- We will not choose anyone who traces an image from a screenshot or another artist. Take an original view, or use your own style to make your artwork unique.

- Put effort into your work. You don't have to be the best artist for your effort to show. Believe me, we can tell.

- Make a scene! There's nothing more boring to us than a bunch of characters standing around. Bring it to life!





VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

Three prizes will be given by popular vote, and three will be given by our panel of judges.

If you're interested in doing a prize request for one of the winners, just note the club or comment here!
If you're willing to donate a subscription to one of the winners, just let us know! ^0^

You may still enter the contest even if you want to give a prize, too.

:star: Prizes Given By Judges:

:bulletblue: First Place Winner Gets:

+Watch, five faves, a llama, and an art request from Smiley1starrs
A request in colored pencil from: x-Memoire-x
A request art with 2 characters and a background from: MoonyMina
A Disney character of your choice in pencil from wickedphoenix93
Any 1 soundtrack from this list will be e-mailed to you from MistyTang and Zimeta
A sketch from: Valerie-V
A sketch from: thedodobirdsong
A sketch or a fanfic from: Whytegriffin
A critique on any of your artworks from: naladraws (if you want it)
A pixel art (OCs only) by: Geovanni-Eklipz
A llama and feature from: Zimeta
A llama from: naladraws
A llama from: NightmaresDemon
Your artwork will be featured on the front page of Disney-club as a large thumbnail at the very top.
Your work will be added to the Winner's Section (our favorites)

:bulletblue: Second Place Winner Gets:

+Watch, llama and 2 faves, half body request with no bg from Smiley1starrs
A Disney character of your choice in pencil from wickedphoenix93
A Disney character of your choice from Theodoreluver98
A request art with 2 characters from: MoonyMina
A sketch from: Valerie-V
Any 1 soundtrack from this list will be e-mailed to you from MistyTang and Zimeta
A sketch from: thedodobirdsong
A pixel art (OCs only) by: Geovanni-Eklipz
A llama from: naladraws
A llama from: NightmaresDemon
A llama and feature from: Zimeta
Your work will be added to the Winner's Section (our favorites)

:bulletblue: Third Place Winner Gets:

A llama and a portrait from: Smiley1starrs
A Disney character of your choice from Theodoreluver98
A Disney character of your choice in pencil from wickedphoenix93
A request art with 1 character and no background from: MoonyMina
A sketch from: Valerie-V
Any 1 soundtrack from this list will be e-mailed to you from MistyTang and Zimeta
A sketch from: thedodobirdsong
A pixel art (OCs only) by: Geovanni-Eklipz
A llama from: naladraws
A llama from: NightmaresDemon
A llama and feature from: Zimeta
Your work will be added to the Winner's Section (our favorites)


:star: Prizes Given by Popular Vote:


:bulletyellow: First Place winner Gets:

+Watch, five faves, a llama, and an art request from Smiley1starrs
An art request from: Kittycatgal101
A request with up to 3 character from: Oncoming-Storm
A Disney character of your choice in pencil from wickedphoenix93
A full body picture of a couple, or two separate pictures of one person from: Andlynne
Any 1 soundtrack from this list will be e-mailed to you from MistyTang and Zimeta
A critique on any of your artworks from: naladraws (if you want it)
A sketch from: Mightyboosh9
A pixel art (OCs only) by: Geovanni-Eklipz
A llama and feature from: Zimeta
A llama from: naladraws
A llama from: NightmaresDemon
Your artwork will be featured on the front page of Disney-club as a large thumbnail at the very top.
Your work will be added to the Winner's Section (our favorites)


:bulletyellow: Second Place winner Gets:

+Watch, llama and 2 faves, half body request with no bg from Smiley1starrs
A sketch from: Mightyboosh9
A Disney character of your choice in pencil from wickedphoenix93
A request with up to 2 character from: Oncoming-Storm
A full body picture of 1 character from: Andlynne
Any 1 soundtrack from this list will be e-mailed to you from MistyTang and Zimeta
A pixel art (OCs only) by: Geovanni-Eklipz
A llama and feature from: Zimeta
A llama from: naladraws
A llama from: NightmaresDemon
Your artwork will be featured on the front page of Disney-club as a small thumbnail in the sidebar.
Your work will be added to the Winner's Section (our favorites)


:bulletyellow: Third Place winner gets:

A llama and a portrait from: Smiley1starrs
A request with 1 character from: Oncoming-Storm
A Disney character of your choice in pencil from wickedphoenix93
1 waist-up drawing of any character from: Andlynne
A sketch from: Valerie-V
Any 1 soundtrack from this list will be e-mailed to you from MistyTang and Zimeta
A pixel art (OCs only) by: Geovanni-Eklipz
A llama and feature from: Zimeta
A llama from: naladraws
A llama from: NightmaresDemon
Your artwork will be featured on the front page of Disney-club as a small thumbnail in the sidebar.
Your work will be added to the Winner's Section (our favorites)






01.) :iconnaladraws: Hua Mulan

02.) :icontamitw: Pocahontas - The Dilemma

03.) :iconlittlemissfg: Max and Roxanne in Victorian Times

04.) :iconletadarnell: Frozen

05.) :iconnoiledluv: Historical Disney Princess Eilonwy

06.) :iconcamila-andromeda: Nightmare at Plymouth Rock

07.) :iconaliciaismissjen: Tiana and Charlotte

08.) :iconpdrobar: Milo and the War

09.) :icondisneyboi411: Belle Wedding

10.) :iconlataupinette: La Belle

11.) :iconmightyboosh9: Tangled in Time

12.) :iconannathelle26: Emperor Awesome

13.) :iconaliciaismissjen: Belle and Chip

14.) :icon11sad13: A Girl and her Horse

15.) :iconastudyinscarlet: Mulan

16.) :iconpurpurariuscaligo: Summer of 1892

17.) :iconnoiledluv: Anastasia and Drizella Historical

18.) :iconsalemcattish: Ottoman Empire Disney

19.) :iconmoonymina: Tiana, Naveen, and Steamboat Willie!

20.) :iconspazzbert: Gothic Foxes

21.) :iconnicidraw: Micky Minnie Love Story

22.) :iconmarxiejay: Lovely Mrs. Darling and Lady

23.) :iconelisebrave: La Belle Epoque

24.) :iconkhioora: Give Me Your Voice

25.) :icongrodansnagel: Dancing Queens

26.) :iconwickedphoenix93: Romani of Notre Dame

27.) :iconwickfield: Art Nouveau Pocahontas

28.) :iconmiyeong: Fighting Spirit

29.) :iconnocoil: Tiana and Charlotte

30.) :iconaniek90: Historic Maleficent

31.) :iconbandling45: Before the Adventure

32.) :iconstarsofcassiopeia: Ariel: Best Fish Friends!

33.) :iconaniek90: Historic Tinker Bell

34.) :iconpissedartwork: Queen Kidagakash

35.) :iconconyy-disney15: Soldado Milenario

36.) :iconthedodobirdsong: Robin Hood

37.) :iconkilo60: German for Enormous Trousers

38.) :icontraces-on-a-page: The Bells of Notre Dame

39.) :iconjavierorlando: Sir Robin Hood

40.) :iconfairychamber: La Belle et la bete

41.) :iconsora-777: When you've gone the distance

42.) :iconzimeta: Mowgli and Bagheera

43.) :iconidraw-rawr: A Few More Folds of Cloth

44.) :icongenericfandom: Capn' Calhoun Privateer

45.) :iconcrisquinu: Victorian Alice

46.) :iconwhytegriffin: Destin Winds

47.) :iconasisko4: Jasmine's Tale

48.) :iconcrisquinu: Greek Megara

49.) :iconnievesnow: Mulan II

50.): :icondu-hockeygirl40: Cindy the Riveter

51.) :icontyleramato: Winter and War

Contest 33 - Books into Disney Movies- CLOSED!

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 4, 2014, 10:27 AM




:trophy:


For this contest you'll be imaging what it would be like if Disney made it into a movie.
Be sure to read all the rules and clarification!




- Pick a favorite book of yours and imagine it as a Disney movie! Design what you think the characters would look like if Disney developed them.

- Be sure to mention what book you chose in your description.

- Any book will do except erotica/porn of course. If Disney can make Hunchback of Notre Dame into a book, you can choose anything, really. Just Disney-fy it!

- You don't have to draw in any of the Disney styles to enter. Using your own is just dandy!

- Don't use a book/ book series Disney's already visited. Where's the fun in that?

- We'd prefer it if the book wasn't already made into a movie by another company, but if you think that said movie could've been better, go ahead!

- Fairytales and folklore are also okay to use

- Don't use comic books this time. They're already heavily illustrated enough, we think.

- Don't use your own book. I know a lot of you out there have written books, and that's great, but we'll save the original ideas for another contest.

- Extra Points!
Here are some ways to gain extra points  (we'll say 5 points each) in the popular vote section (and maybe a nod from the judges in the judging section):

:bulletblue: Leave a comment on all the other entries! Just show some competitive spirit by leaving a comment of at least two sentences saying what you like about each image.
:bulletblue: Make your entry into a movie poster
:bulletblue: Write a song (poem) that would be featured in your movie either as a musical number or even a poppy credits song. You can make it IN your picture, or in the description of your picture.

- You must mention this contest in the description of your deviation if you want to enter it into the contest. Just write something along the lines of "for the Books into Disney Movies contest at Disney-Club" and that'll do.

- Any medium is allowed. Digital, traditional, literature, photos, sculptures, etc. Go for it!

- YES. Written entries are allowed. I suggest you write something like a screenplay of how a favorite scene of yours would go in a Disney movie.

- Your entry must have been created for this contest. In other words, you can't enter a piece you did before the creation of this contest.  [July 4th, 2014]

- Keep it clean. No nudity, gore, or nipples poking through clothes. NO FETISHES!

- You're allowed to have TWO entries.

- You may enter the contest even if you're not a member. Comment in this journal with a link to your entry when you're done so I can add it here.

- To submit your entry, simply submit it to one of this folder:
Contest 33 - Books into Disney Movies

- And please be aware it can take up to a day for us to list your entry here/ accept it into the group. We have about 18,000 members, so it takes us a little bit of time to get through all our messages. If you've been waiting for more than a day and a half, THEN you can send us a note and ask what's up.

- When the contest is over, we'll put up a  journal with all the entries on it, and the members will vote on which one they think is best. And, a panel of judges will decide on three other winners.

- If you have any additional questions, either comment here, note the club, or note one of the owners, (MistyTang or Zimeta)





:bulletblue: Panel of Judges for artwork

:iconmistytang: :iconzimeta: :iconratscout:

:bulletblue: Panel of Judges for best song

:iconmajorasmasks: :iconmoonymina: :iconvioletky:

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Judges may enter the contest, but they can't win in the section they're judging for.

We chose our winners by creativity, originality and personality more than artwork. So, be sure to stretch your imagination!

:bulletblue: How to Gain Favor with the Judges

- Tell us in your description why you chose what you decided to create, your inspiration, and your challenges! Tell us about your work.  

- Be creative! The best artwork will not necessarily win. Think out of the box, and go wild!

- We will not choose anyone who traces an image from a screenshot or another artist. Take an original view, or use your own style to make your artwork unique. :3

- Put effort into your work. You don't have to be the best artist for your effort to show. Believe me, we can tell.

- Make a scene! There's nothing more boring to us than a bunch of characters standing around. Bring it to life!




Three of our winners will be chosen by popular vote, and the other three will be chosen by a panel of judges.

If you're interested in doing a prize request for one of the winners, just note the club or comment here!
If you're willing to donate a subscription to one of the winners, just let us know! ^0^

You may still enter the contest even if you want to give a prize, too.


Prizes given by our panel of judges for best artwork:


:bulletblue: First Prize winner gets:

- A digital art request from: PureAngelDragon713
- A colored request of any Disney character from: stinawo
- A sketch request from: CoffeeVulture
- A digital sketch from: akkeyroomi
- An art request from: RobertMakes
- A request art from: aniek90
- A drawing of the Disney character of your choice from: JavierOrlando
- An art request from: geler7
- A colored request drawing from: salma17
50 points :points: from: My-Anne
An art feature from: My-Anne
A Kuzco llama weekend (You'll be bombarded by llamas from members of the group)
Your work will be added to the Winner's Section (our favorites)


:bulletblue: Second Place winner gets:

- A sketch from: RadSpyro
- A colored request of any Disney character from: stinawo
- An art request from: geler7
- An art request from: RobertMakes
- A digital sketch from: akkeyroomi
- A sketch request from: PureAngelDragon713
- A sketch request from: Axeliloveyou201
- A drawing of the Disney character of your choice from: JavierOrlando
A llama badge from Zimeta
A llama badge from: Gotappenname
Your work will be added to the Winner's Section (our favorites)


:bulletblue: Third Place winner gets:


- A sketch from: RadSpyro
- A colored request of any Disney character from: stinawo
- A digital sketch from: akkeyroomi
- A sketch request from: Axeliloveyou201
- An art request from: geler7
- A colored request drawing from: salma17
- A drawing of the Disney character of your choice from: JavierOrlando
A llama badge from Zimeta
A llama badge from: Gotappenname
Your work will be added to the Winner's Section (our favorites)



Prizes Given by Popular Vote for best artwork:


:bulletgreen: First Place winner Gets:

- A digital art request from: PureAngelDragon713
- A colored request of any Disney character from: stinawo
- A digital sketch from: akkeyroomi
- An art request (no animals) from VioletKy
- An art request (non-anime, with background) from: SilverScheemer
- An art request from: DarkCrazyD
- An art request from: RobertMakes
- A sketch request from: thedodobirdsong
- A drawing of the Disney character of your choice from: JavierOrlando
A llama badge from Zimeta
A llama badge from: Gotappenname
An art feature from: My-Anne
Your work will be added to the Winner's Section (our favorites)


:bulletgreen:  Second Place winner Gets:

- An art request from: RiddlerSphinx
- A colored request of any Disney character from: stinawo
- A digital sketch from: akkeyroomi
- A sketch from: Conyy-disney15
- An art request from: RobertMakes
- An art request from: DarkCrazyD
- A drawing of the Disney character of your choice from: JavierOrlando
A llama badge from Zimeta
A llama badge from: Gotappenname
Your work will be added to the Winner's Section (our favorites)


:bulletgreen: Third Place winner gets:

- A sketch request from: Axeliloveyou201
- A colored request of any Disney character from: stinawo
- A digital sketch from: akkeyroomi
- A sketch from: Conyy-disney15
- An art request from: DarkCrazyD
- A drawing of the Disney character of your choice from: JavierOrlando
A llama badge from Zimeta
A llama badge from: Gotappenname
Your work will be added to the Winner's Section (our favorites)


Prizes given by our panel of judges for best song:

:bulletpurple: First Place winner gets:

- An art request from: Emmers29
- A colored request of any Disney character from: stinawo
- An art request from: geler7
- A digital sketch from: akkeyroomi
- A sketch from: Conyy-disney15
- An artwork of the Disney character of your choice by: Jenniej92
- A watercolor postcard to be sent to you from: LunarLadyLupa
- A drawing of the Disney character of your choice from: JavierOrlando
- An art request from: seebop
A llama badge from Zimeta
A llama badge from: Gotappenname
An art feature from: My-Anne
Your work will be added to the Winner's Section (our favorites)

:bulletpurple: Second Place winner gets:

- An art request from: Emmers29
- A colored request of any Disney character from: stinawo
- A colored sketch from: Tewateroniakwa
- An art request from: geler7
- A digital sketch from: akkeyroomi
- A colored art request of the Disney character of your choice from: Myrcury-Art
- A watercolor postcard to be sent to you from: LunarLadyLupa
- A drawing of the Disney character of your choice from: JavierOrlando
A llama badge from Zimeta
A llama badge from: Gotappenname
Your work will be added to the Winner's Section (our favorites)


:bulletpurple: Third Place winner gets:

- A colored sketch from: Tewateroniakwa
- A colored request of any Disney character from: stinawo
- A sketch request from: PureAngelDragon713
- A digital sketch from: akkeyroomi
- A watercolor postcard to be sent to you from: LunarLadyLupa
- A colored request drawing from: salma17
- A drawing of the Disney character of your choice from: JavierOrlando
A llama badge from Zimeta
A llama badge from: Gotappenname
Your work will be added to the Winner's Section (our favorites)




August 30th, 2014 -- Midnight (see counter on front page for exact time!)

An extension will only be given if at least half the amount of people who entered by the original due-date ask for one. So, yes; an extension is not likely. Use your time wisely!



:bulletblue: = has a song to read

01.) May Bird and the ever after  movie poster by TheLittledDemonCat +5

02.) The Dark Hills Divide by RandomAwesomeWeirdo +5

03.) The Healer's Legacy by PureAngelDragon713 :bulletblue: +15

04.) The Princess and Curdie Poster by Rikafu19 +5

05.) Satyrday-Poster-2 by Rikafu19 +5

06.) The Black Unicorn by Fuzzbutticus

07.) Skulduggery Pleasant Poster by Theodoreluver98 +5

08.) Disney's Moby by cartoonfan707 +5

09.) Children In The Forest by My-Anne :bulletblue: +10

10.) RED by iheartart132 :bulletblue: +15

11.) Fur by DelDiz :bulletblue: +10

12.) The Bear Went Over the Mountain by BizLiz +5

13.) The Abandoned - movie poster by MiniCarly +5

14.) Anansi the Spider by Zimeta :bulletblue: +10

15.) The Time Machine by DubyaScott +5

16.) Magic marks the spot by GlassFu :bulletblue: +10

17.) Esther and the King by BizLiz

18.) Jupiter by DubyaScott +5

19.) The Belgariad by CaraLouKimba :bulletblue: +10

20.) Undomestic Goddess by salemcattish +5

21.) One Eye, Two Eyes, Three Eyes by Nefarious-Mr-Larry +5

22.) Disney Redwall by Professor-R +5

23.) The House of Night: Marked by Yogami :bulletblue: +10

24.) Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid by johngreeko +5

25.) Sisters Grimm Movie Poster by MissMartian4ever :bulletblue: +10

26.) Daenerys by ArtCrawl +5

27.) The Secret Garden by sycamoreleaf +5

28.) Round by thedodobirdsong +5

29.) Dinsey Demon Envy Book contest entry by Gotappenname :bulletblue: +15

30.) The Mermaid and the Boy-The Princess' ChallengeRitter: But I am the one that should wed Princess Heather! I have the ring here!
(murmurs from the court as we see the ring--but the stone inside is a lapis lazuli, not a sapphire like Heather gave Brian!)
Heather: All right...if you are the one I love, you must prove it to me.
Ritter: I'll do anything at all! Name your terms!
Heather: First, I want you to transform into a fireball.
(Ritter the Red freezes in horror--he has no inkling of magic power at all! But then a devious look appears on his face.)
Ritter(mimicking a transformation and flames): Kshoof-woof-woof-woof-woof-BOOOM!!!
(Heather is clearly not amused at Ritter running around the room making fire noises)
Heather: Okay, now try teleporting around this room.
Ritter(mimicing a teleport): Kapoing! (he jumps on a chair) Kapoing! (he jumps on a table) Kapoing! (he gingerly uses the table as leverage to climb on a chandelier, but the chandelier begins to strain under Ritter the Red's weight) Kapoing!
(at this the chandelier comes


31.) My Angel of Music by Makidotsukashi +5

32.) The Princess and the Pea by idee1vision +5

33.) Moreau Less Human by Garoooooh :bulletblue: +10

34.) BookGoneDisney: Betrayed by Yogami +5

35.) Memoirs of a Geisha by Setsuna-Yena :bulletblue: +10

36.) East of the Sun and West of the Moon by VioletKy +5

37.) Silverwing by S-betatti :bulletblue: +10

38.) Walt Disney's BUCK by cartoonfan707 :bulletblue: +10

39.) Contest Entry (disney-club): Dealing with Dragons by akkeyroomi +5

40.) Disney Contest: Chaos by Tebelin +5

41.) CE: My Father's Dragon by CherishedRose +5

42.) Disney Presents: Junie B by Minniemora +5

43.) Contest: Ella Enchanted Sneak Peek by Lantis-Erin +5

44.) Disney's Wuthering Heights by DemonicAngelTears +5

45.) Crispin: the Cross of Lead by Nookleuh92 :bulletblue: +10

46.) The Adventures of Hank the Cowdog by SammyW28 +5

47.) The Black Stallion by TashiMenefuseArt +5

48.) Iron John by MalchiorOfNol +5

49.) The Dragon and the George by MalchiorOfNol +5

50.) A Little Princess--Movie Cover by Spaceroses +5

51.) Mahaut - Book into Disney Movie contest by x-Lilou-chan-x :bulletblue: +10

52.) Me, Simian by Conyy-disney15 :bulletblue: +10

53.) Airborn by MousieDoodles +5

54) The Moon Princess by StarlightMemories :bulletblue: +10

55.) Contest Entry: Disney's Pickwick by Wickfield :bulletblue: +15

56.) I, Coriander by Azulona +5

57.) Crocodile On The Sandbank by MissSparkle1 +5

58.) Billy Bunter of Greyfriars School by MasterMacleod +5

59.) The Darkangel - Disney Contest by Dwynwyn :bulletblue: +10

60.) Pride and Prejudice Disney Toon Style by LydiaHopeDaulton +5

61.) Rumpelstiltskin by Oakwolf6554 :bulletblue: +10

62.) Disney-Swanlake by NiciDraw +5

63.) Where the Mountain Meets the Moon- Disney Movie by ProjectAnimation +5

64.) Movie poster - Disney's Vasilisa by GracefulTatiana1897 :bulletblue: +10

65.) Coyote Girl by FurryWorld101 +5

66.) Le petit prince by salma17 +5

67.) Untitled by zoegrant15 :bulletblue: +10

68.) Spoken by Code-E +5

69.) 1984 by Swatbot26 +5

70.) 32-Percy Jackson, the battle of the labyrinth by one-film-one-drawing +5

71.) The Lightning Theif Disneyfied by Bellephron +5

72.) Disney's Dragon Rider by BootifulRoses +5

73.) Gobbolino, the Witch's Cat by RadSpyro :bulletblue: +10

74.) The Mixed Up Files for Books into Disney Movie by SonicandDisneyland1 +5

75.) The Merman by Nookleuh92 +5

76.) Samson by Caleb-Eshetu

77.) Eclipsed by AsjJohnson

78.) Shall We Go? by thedodobirdsong +5



((The numbers your see next to the entrants are extra points earned by the entrants. Read under the rules for more details))

I run many clubs here at DeviantART, but the one I always look forward to logging in the most is this Disney-club. We get so many kinds of art for so many different movies... it's just a joy to run!

In fact, there is so much good Disney art here, I think it only appropriate to show you guys.

Here's a small helping of some of the best Disney art on DA. (And not only Disney Princesses, believe it or not. Hehe.)


Tarzan by AuroraWienhold CC: Tarzan and Jane by MistyTang Lady by Kamirah :thumb113574983: Tarzan Grooming by spicysteweddemon



Cinderella coloring book by martinacecilia Jim Hawkins by DolphyDolphiana Fun and Fancy Free by AndrewDickman Battle Over Agrabah by kunibob Kida by Katikut



cinderella coloring page by loish Tron: The Virus by Risachantag She's got this hair. by Tell-Me-Lies pocahontas - Disney Jam by DanielaUhlig :thumb106489358:



Darkwing Duck by Themrock :thumb101512516: Donald Duck by tigon so Stand Out , above the crowd by theCHAMBA



:thumb83058822: Eilonwy - The Black Cauldron by keevs The Hunchback of Notre Dame by spicysteweddemon Bambi in the Light by RexKing



:thumb31043490: Cody and Marahute by davidkawena Sketchy Goofy by stlcrazy :thumb44057319: Wall-E by Zimeta Lady and the Tramp by mrgoggles



CC: The Centaurs by MistyTang Enchanted - Giselle by Katikut Snow White Contest Entry by Ciro1984 Little Mermaid 3 of 3 by Pocketowl  Os Quindins de Yaya by Zimeta



Snow White by shimoyo Eve by madmoiselleclau Jungle Book by haffri Gargoyles by alecyl Lend Me Your Warmth by Mangsney


I tried to choose art that didn't just copy the original Disney styles. :nod: Most of it is Disney through another artist's eyes. So, I hope you enjoyed.


Thanks for looking!
Zimeta

Happy Birthday, Walt Disney!

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 5, 2012, 6:22 PM






Today is Uncle Walt's 111th birthday! ^0^

He's been a great influence to do many of us. :iconhappytearsplz:


































Disney's first animated Marvel movie, Big Hero 6 is set in a fictional metropolis called San Fransokyo, where a young prodigy named Hiro Hamada and his self-created robot Baymax uncover a criminal plot and must join a team of inexperienced crime fighters

Visit the official page!

RIP Diane Disney Miller

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 19, 2013, 6:10 PM






Earlier today Walt Disney's daughter, Diane Disney Miller passed away. She was 79 years old.

From Disney Blogs:

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of Diane Disney Miller and our thoughts are with her family during his difficult time.  As the beloved daughter of Walt Disney and one of his inspirations for creating Disneyland, she holds a special place in the history of The Walt Disney Company and in the hearts of fans everywhere.  She will be remembered for her grace and generosity and tireless work to preserve her father’s legacy, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Diane was a fierce guardian of her father’s legacy who never hesitated to set the record straight, opening The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco to bring her father’s fascinating story to life. In our many conversations over the years, Diane’s unique and special perspective about her father only deepened my considerable appreciation for him. Diane was incredibly generous in that regard, freely sharing her personal insights and providing details that deepened our knowledge, and we remain grateful for her many valuable contributions to our efforts to preserve Disney history. She and her sister, Sharon, have long been recognized as Walt’s inspiration for Disneyland, a place he created for families to have fun together. For that reason and many others, Diane will always have a special place in our company’s legacy and in the hearts of fans."







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Now she is reunited up in Heaven with her daddy Walt, her mother and her sister. :)






















Disney's first animated Marvel movie, Big Hero 6 is set in a fictional metropolis called San Fransokyo, where a young prodigy named Hiro Hamada and his self-created robot Baymax uncover a criminal plot and must join a team of inexperienced crime fighters

Visit the official page!

A friend of mine is writing a book on animation fundamentals and asked me for a "paragraph or two" (which I can't do) on the subject of timing.  I considered it and ended up writing about my progression of learning while a Disney animator in the traditional animation days.  It was good therapy for me to really think this through and consider the order of things.  I hope you enjoy it.  "Like" or "fav" this so others will see it too.  Thanks!


My Progression As A Disney Animator
by Tom Bancroft


Walt Disney is quoted as saying that it takes 10 years to make a great animator.

When I was first coming out of California Institute of the Arts and joining a Disney internship in 1988, hearing that quote was devastating.  10 years?  That's FOREVER!  I wanted to be a full-fledged Disney animator in TWO years!  I rationalized that that was a way of thinking from the 40s and today, we move at a quicker pace, so- just like microwave ovens- we can speed up that process.  There.  Walt wasn't wrong, just wrong for THESE times.  

As an eager, young animator at Disney in the early 90s, my strongest desire (as was the same with my animator peers) was to get just one, strong acting scene.   Four or five LINES, beautifully spoken and with lots of drama dripping from them.  That's the kind of scenes that all Disney animators in training know look good on your animation reel and will get you promoted.  I look back at my progression of learning in my twelve years at Disney as a traditional animator and I can describe my leaps forward in my work in three areas I concentrated on and the order I understood them.  

First was DRAWING.  As an animation geek student, I hovered over Disney animation drawings by the Masters.  The Nine Old Men and some of the current Legends of Disney animation were my bread and butter as an animation student and throughout my early years at Disney.  I thought if I could draw really well, that would make me a good Disney animator.  It's not.  You will have pretty drawings that move odd.  I have seen- and made- quite a few animation tests like that in the beginning years.  

Later on, I discovered the importance of MECHANICS.  Almost immediately after I viewed my pretty drawing, oddly moving animated test I realized I needed to study the mechanics of movement.  I started to realize that behind those Masters' drawings were concepts of movement that I needed to understand to make my animation feel natural.  My first scene of Young Simba on "The Lion King" really brought this home to me.  It was the scene where he jumps down a cliff and ends up rolling down the hill into a thorn thicket (after being chased by the hyenas).  That scene of him tumbling over and over down the hill opened my eyes to the fact that I didn't know how a lion moved- or their anatomy- enough to do my job well.  I had to go and research more.  I took a few days and did that before I went back to my desk and start animating that scene.  I never forgot that scene and it made me a proponent of learning the mechanics behind how people and animals move naturally.

TIMING, was the last of the three hurdles and I discovered its importance last.  While at Cal Arts and at Disney I had always heard how important timing was to a scene.  I recited it back to younger animators many times myself through the years.  I USED the concept of timing in my animation for five or six years but it wasn't until the film "MULAN" and I became a supervising animator on the character of MUSHU the dragon that it became an essential part of my animation.  It was partly because I needed to use it more because Mushu was that kind of cartoony- quick moving character that his timing became a part of how I animated him.  I also animated more SCENES on "Mulan" than I had on the three or four films before it- combined.  So, I was getting much more practice using timing in my scenes.  Thirdly, the Disney Studios had developed better and better technology to aid us animators in shooting and timing out our scenes.  By "Mulan", we had a great digital pencil test system where you could change the timing of your drawings with just a push of the button.  Years before that, like on films like "Beauty and the Beast", we were shooting on clunky video based pencil test systems, where you would have to reshoot your scene to change timing.  At least part of it, if not all of it.  That meant you had to make educated guesses on your timing of each drawing, hoping that you were at least 90% correct and then make a few minor adjustments before you reshot it again to see if you could improve it.  With the advent of the digital pencil test systems, I soon became addicted to finessing my pose test timing to get the exact timing I was hoping looking for.  I would even do the unthinkable, trying things that I hadn't thought through- cutting out drawings on the fly even- to make something even snappier.  I discovered that many times I didn't need all the drawings I had created for a certain movement.  Mushu had made me a speed freak!

Okay, that's taking it a bit far, but my point is that timing became the last missing element of finesse that I could add to my progression of learning.  Not to say that I wasn't learning many things- and still am- during those years but I can look back now and see a road map of my progression.  Timing should have been one of the first things I studied and applied, but I think I didn't put enough importance on it in the beginning of my career.  It took many years of study to embrace all the concepts and how they worked together before I felt comfortable to try new things.  

About 10 years, actually.  I guess Walt was right after all.
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Fun Disney Fact!

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 14, 2012, 12:28 AM






Fun fact: Walt Disney was once fired from a newspaper for his “lack of creativity”.

I guess you can't let others get you down! Believe in yourself and your dreams are sure to come true.



Admining this group is awesome because I get to see so many people with such talent submitting their work! I can tell you guys are going places, so keep it up!






















Disney's first animated Marvel movie, Big Hero 6 is set in a fictional metropolis called San Fransokyo, where a young prodigy named Hiro Hamada and his self-created robot Baymax uncover a criminal plot and must join a team of inexperienced crime fighters

Visit the official page!

How to Run your own Group

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 9, 2010, 5:26 PM



People keep dropping by my page asking my questions about how I run my groups. So that I don't have to keep writing it out, here's a quick tutorial.

Feel free to add a link to this tutorial on your group's page to help other people who are in need of assistance running their group.


:star: Part One - General Group Building
- How to Create a Group
- How many groups can I have?
- How to activate join requests
- How to activate and regulate Submissions
- How to limit submissions to your group
- How to create gallery folders
- How to activate gallery folder submissions and make a limit on them.
- How to affiliate your group with others
- How to invite members/co-founders/admins
- How to change your group Avatar
- How to add a tagline for your group
- If you're a contributor to a group, your limitations are...
- Once I've submitted my application for a group, how long do I have to wait?
- I've accidentally hid my admin area from myself! What do I do?
- How to close your group
- I can't join groups even though other people can. What's wrong?

:star: Part Two - Other Group Attributes
- How to get people to join your group
- How to have specific pieces added to your group's gallery
- How to present an organized page

:star: Part Three - HTML Coding
- Make custom buttons for your group
- Center images/text
- Bold, underline, and italicize
- Embed Music
- Embed Videos


:star: Part One

- How to Make a Group

To make a Group, visit the groups listing page: groups.deviantart.com/
At the top in yellow, you'll see a button that says, "Make a Group". Simple as that!

- How many groups can I have?

If you don't have a subscription, you can have up to three.
If you have a subscription, your can have up to ten.


- How to activate Join Requests

The first thing you'll want to do once your group is created is open it up to members! (What's a group without members?)
To do this, go to the front page of your group and click on the red button at the top that says, "Admin Area". Then, click the "manage members" button in the upper left corner. Here you will see a list that says something like, "Founder, Co-Founder, Moderators etc.". Click on the one that says, "Members". Now in the upper right corner of the right box you'll see "On Home, Members", and below that, "Join Requests". Change that little baby from "Are not Allowed" to "Are automatically approved".  

- How to activate and regulate Submissions

Go to the front page of your group and click on the red button at the top that says, "Admin Area".
Then, click the "manage members" button in the upper left corner. Here you will see a list that says something like, "Founder, Co-Founder, Moderators etc.". Click on the one that says, "Members".

In the right box, some way underneath "join requests" you'll see "On Gallery, Members:".
You can either change that option to "are automatically approved" or to "Are Subject to Vote".
The one you choose depends on whether or not you want to monitor every submission that comes in. If you do, click on the "Are Subject to Vote" option.
What this does is, when someone wants to submit to your group, you'll get a message in your inbox in your message center with their deviation in it. You'll see an option that says, "yes" or "no". If it's something you want in your group you can click yes and the picture will appear in your group's gallery. If you say "no", the deviation will be declined and will not appear in your group's gallery.
If you don't want to monitor submissions to your group, click "are automatically approved". Then, anyone who wants to submit can submit anything at anytime without your approval. So! Make sure you keep an eye on that!

- How to limit submissions to your group

If your group's getting too big, and you want to regulate how many submissions are allowed by one person for a certain allotment of time, go to the same "manage members" area as under "How to activate members". Underneath the "On Gallery, members:" button, you'll see something that says, "Global Submission Limit". In the first box, you can choose how many submissions are allowed, and then in the second box you can choose the period of time. So, for example, if you want each member to submit only one deviation a week, choose "1" for the first box, and then "week" in the second box.

- How to Create Gallery Folders

Go into the gallery of your group (by clicking the “gallery” button at the top of your page.)
Once in, you’ll see all your “featured” images. To the lower left, in the side-bar you’ll see a button that says, “new folder”. Click that button and you’ll get a new folder. These folders allow you to organize your gallery more so that people stopping by can find exactly what they’re looking for. Once you create these folders, you’ll need to open submissions to them so that members can submit to them. Otherwise they’re inaccessible.

- How to activate gallery folder submissions and make a limit on them

Go to the front page of your group and click on the red button at the top that says, "Admin Area". Then, click the "manage members" button in the upper left corner. Here you will see a list that says something like, "Founder, Co-Founder, Moderators etc.". Click on the one that says, "Members". Under “On Gallery, Members”, you’ll see the usual “Submissions to featured”.  Under that, you’ll see an option in a light blue color that says, “Show all folders.” Click on that.
Now you can see all of your custom-made gallery folders. Here you can change the submissions options. You can also make a limit on how many deviations can be submitted to them here.

- How to affiliate your group with others

Go to the front page of your group. At the top and to the right, you’ll see an “affiliate” button. If you click on that, you can write in the name of the group you want to affiliate with.

- How to invite members/co-founders/admins

Click on the “Admin Area” button on the front page of your group. Click on the “manage members” button that appears in the upper-left.  Now you’ll have the list, “Founder, Co-founder, contributors etc.” If you click on any one of those, (except founder. You can only have one founder) in the top left box you’ll see a little envelope icon that says, “invite friend to ____”. Write in the name of the deviant you want to invite, and the message will be sent.

- How to Change your Group Avatar

Go to the front page of your group and click on your avatar. Simple as that!

- How to add a tagline to your group

Go to the front page of your group. Click where it says "Group" with "founded ____ ago" under it. Then, click the edit button (the pencil). There you will see an option for a tagline.

- If you're a contributor to a group, your limitations are...

If you're a contributor to a group, your actions will be limited. You won't be able to add folders to galleries, or organize galleries. If you want to do that sort of thing, ask your founder to promote you to a co-founder.

- Once I've submitted my application for a group, how long do I have to wait?

Once you've submitted your application for a new group, it can take a while for it to get activated. Not too long, though. In my experience you only have to wait a day or two for it to start. It probably depends on how many people are submitting applications for groups at one time.

- I've accidentally hid my admin area from myself! What do I do?

Write in the following URL into your search bar, only without the "*":
http*://YOURGROUP'sNAMEHERE.deviantart.com/admin/roster

Then you should be able to find the option to unhide your admin area from yourself.


- How to Close your Group

Go to the front page of your group.
Click on the place that has your icon next to your group's icon.
Then scroll down to the "close group" option.


- - I can't join groups even though other people can. What's wrong?

If you're using a touchpad, some people have told me that certain buttons don't appear on group pages, including the join button. If you're using a touchpad you'll have to ask the founder of the group to send an invite in order to get in. Otherwise, just get on a normal computer and the button should be there.



:star: Part Two

- How to get people to join your group

Having difficulty getting people to join your group?

What I suggest is that you get all the artwork you can for whatever your group is about and have it added to your gallery!
This gets the people you ask it from interested. You don’t have to/shouldn’t go to their page and make a comment, though. This is how you ask the electronic way; go into your gallery and click the “Submit art to this gallery” button next to the “+” at the very top.

Click on the option that appears saying, “contribute an existing deviation”.  A big ol’ box will appear. At the top of this box you’ll see three buttons; “your gallery”, “your favorites” and “all of deviantart”. Click on the one that says, “all of deviantart”.
Now, to the right you can plug in whatever you want to search for in the search bar. A bunch of deviations will appear after you do so.

Click on every single one that has to do with your group – no matter the quality. The picture should turn green when you click on it, and after it does, click the green “submit” button at the bottom of the box. This sends a message to the owner of the artwork asking their permission to have it put in the gallery. If they say “yes”, their artwork will appear in the gallery!

And maybe, just maybe they’ll be interested enough to join themselves.
Also! If their work is put in the gallery, the icon of your group will appear next to their artwork. More and more people will see your group!

-How to have specific pieces added to your gallery

Did you see an awesome artwork somewhere you’d like to ask to have added to your group? No problem!
Just go into the “contribute an existing deviation” again as above, and click the “all of deviantart” button again.
Now all you gotta do is write in the searchbox:    “by:deviantsusername”
Only, without the quotation marks. This will bring up the person’s gallery you’re looking for, and you can click on the one you want to ask permission for!

Another way: Go to the deviation you want, and to the right side of the page, you'll see a little link that says "[X]Submit to a group". It's kinda small, so keep an eye out for it!

-How to present an organized page

A lot of the time as I’m searching through groups I see pages that are just jam-packed with all of the options deviantart offers you. What I suggest to make your group as attractive as possible is: DO NOT ADD EVERYTHING YOU CAN! If you do, your page will look like a confused mess.
Here are some things I definitely suggest you should do with your front page. All of the following options can be found under the “edit page” button on the front page of your group to the upper right.

“Gallery Folder” – this option will allow you to show off all the deviations in the “featured” part of your gallery. When you put it on your front page, you can edit the options by clicking the little pencil that appears in the upper-right corner of the box. I always put my “featured” box on random by clicking the box that says, “newest” and then switching it to “random”. Then I make it into one huge thumbnail by clicking the “huge thumbnail” button.

AND! I always put this featured folder at the very top of my group. This way when deviants drop by, the first thing they see is a big pretty artwork. I only put the best stuff into this featured folder. ;-)

“Gallery List” – Because Deviantart doesn’t allow you to have more than one featured folder (unless you have a subscription for your group), what I highly suggest is that you put the gallery list option underneath your featured Gallery Folder.
This way deviants dropping by can see what’s in all of your gallery folders with small thumbnails. If you don’t have any gallery folders, this won’t work. If you want to know how to create gallery folders and manage them, refer to part one of this tutorial.

“Favorites” – Every group should have favorites, right? Well, to make the favorites on my groups seem more special, I only put the winners of my contests in there. Just another way to make your members feel happy/special!

“Affiliates” – To be polite to the people that affiliate with my groups, I always put this option on my front page somewhere. You don’t have to, of course… but to be nice…


:star: Part Three

- Make Custom Buttons for your group using HTML codes

A lot of people have asked how to get custom buttons for the front page of your group. Here's how:

First off you need a place to upload images for your custom buttons. I recommend either your DA stash or photobucket.com, which is free. Upload your images.

Next, you need to write this code only without the *s.

<*a href="LINK1"><*img src="LINK2"></*a>

Where Link1 will be the URL (link) to where you want your button to lead,
and Link2 is the URL of where your button image exists.

To get the URL to your button image, you can right click on it and then you'll most likely see something that says "copy image location" or the like.


- Center images and text using HTML codes

To center images and/or text, write the following code only without the *s:

<*div align="center">

When you want the centering to stop, write this ender code only without the *:

</*div>


- Bold, Underline and Italicize Using HTML codes

To bold text write the following only without *s:

<*b>

When you want the bold to stop, write: </*b>

To underline text, write the following only without *s:

<*u>

When you want the underline to stop, write: </*u>

To italicize text, write the following without *s:

<*i>

When you want the italics to stop, write: </*i>


- Embed Music onto your page with Youtube:

Write this code only without the *s. It's a big one! There are nine *s. Be sure to remove them all.
The short URL you'll need to put in the last part is the very end of the code at your youtube link. It should be a series of numbers and letters that'll look something like: AMGXq9_IQBQ


<*div class="gr-box gr-headless"><*div class="smbutton smbutton-white">
<*div class="pagination f sitback-container talk-post cc-userdetails popup2-clear" id="headMast"><*img width="300" height="24" src="http*://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2012/153/f/0/enable_flash_plz_by_fli_c-d51zq3w.png"><*div class="sitback-slide flex-bottom popup2-clear"><*da:embed width="544" height="340" profile="youtube" id="SHORT URL HERE"></*div></*div>



- Embed Video onto your page with youtube:

Write the following code only without the *s:
Once again: The Short URL is the last part of your youtube link that'll be a series of letters and numbers that'll look something like: AMGXq9_IQBQ

<*div class="video"><*da:embed profile="youtube" id="SHORT URL HERE"><*/div>






If you have any other questions that aren’t answered above, let me know!
But please take the time to browse through the comments first--your question may have already been answered!

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English in NOT my native language and so I do apologize for any mistakes I might have writing this article. Everything that is written here is based on my personal knowledge and experience. By the time I wrote this article I did not work for any large company and therefore do not know how the industry works. I came to these tricks/tips/working systems by myself and with my own experience. Therefore there is a chance that there are better ways to do the things I explain here. Please take that under your consideration.

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Liron Pe'er (aka LPDisney).

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Tips for the uprising Animator

1. The main key is to practice - practice drawing and practice/test you animation. The more practice, experience in animation and movie making, the better. You should even take drawing lessons if you can.
2. Study anatomy, it is very important. Study it to perfection, because this is the basic to a good animation. If the drawing is anatomically right, then the animation will look much better. Of course you also need to have a good timing, but I know from experience that once I learned anatomy my animations were 10 times better.
3. Learn about the process of making an animated movie. Look for tutorials on the internet, or watch "making-ofs" (I recommend Disney ones) on DVDs or YouTube. Just learn all you can about how to make an animated movie.
4. Learn the basic of animation. Read "Animator's Survival Kit" and "The illusion of Life". They are the bibles of the animator.
5. Go through Disney movies (or any other animated movie with high quality animation) frame by frame and analyze how they do it. For example - if you want to draw a jump and you want to see how it is done, you can check how Disney animated it.
6. Watch movies and try to learn from them about how the frame looks, how the editing is. Even watch bad movies to understand what NOT to do.
7. Film yourself doing all sort of actions and analyze them frame by frame as well. I also used that and it really helps. Just to see the main keys of the movement and adapt it to your character. Use VirtuaDubMob software - it's perfect for that and it's free.
8. Learn from everything around you - movies, friends, internet, teachers, nature, etc. The more you know the better. Try everything, even the craziest things. Animation as no limits and that's the beauty of it.
9. Experience every art form you can to expand your knowledge. Also, it will do you only good if you will be an expert in a few art forms, and not focus on one form or style. Knowledge is power and there's no wasted knowledge, remember that! It will help you in life, and I'm talking from experience.
10. Work on sketching and fast drawings. The best way is a pencil and paper, just like the old days. Draw fast and simple sketches, just to capture the line of action, the pose, the basic points in the drawing to make it right. I'm talking about a minute, or 30 seconds of drawing. But you should also make long sketches to learn the body to details. Don't draw in Flash (or any other Vector based software), because it automatically fixes the lines and so you won't be able to learn from your mistakes.
And above all - you must understand that animation is A LOT of HARD work! You have to be patient and willing to work really hard for those few seconds of animation. But if you put all you have in your creation I promise you that every second you spend will be worth it once you see your drawings come to life.

Great books to start with

"The Animator's Survival Kit" (now also available on DVD with filmed lessons)
"The Illusion of life"
"Animals in Motion"
"Anatomy for the artist"
The Art of (Animated films)

Special tools for animation

Well, it really depends. If you want to do a totally traditional animation on paper, you will have to get a light table and a peg bar (that usually comes with the light table, unless you're like me and built it from scratch). It's a table with glass and a lamp behind the glass. You put your paper on the glass and the light let's you see at least 5 layers together. This is how animation is done. You can read more about it on the internet. The rest is basic - paper, pencil, scanner. BUT you can do the same on the computer with programs like Flash, TVPaint and even Photoshop has animation support in it. But you'll need a Wacom tablet, which I think you should own anyway if you are an artist.

The general creation process of Lady Ice

- I started this project with a classmate of mine, who abandoned the project at an early stage. We built up a storyboard and edited it in Premiere to get the timing. You can use AE (After Effects) for that as well, it's the same thing. The original timing btw changed a lot while I was working on the animation, it was a matter of lack of experience on my side and as I kept working I got more experience to create better timing for the scenes. But as long as the change is not big (such as doubling each scenes timing for example) it's no biggy.
- Then there was the character design and drawing a model sheet for each character. Also we decided on the "ART" of the movie – how things will look, the color scheme etc. We did it in painter or Photoshop. As I mentioned before – I started this project with a classmate. While I was working on the animation he did the concept art and backgrounds and I don't remember if he did them on Painter or Photoshop, but the final files were PSD (you will need that for later for AE). Use whatever's good for you, it really doesn't matter.
- Then we drew the layouts for the scenes that needed layouts – these are the ones the characters have contact with the background. The layouts where drawn on A3 paper with the right fields for the specific scenes (if there where camera movements for example). The rest of the backgrounds were drawn directly on the computer.
- I also shot some reference using myself as a guide for complicated scenes and analyzed them for my animation. Virtualdub is a great software for that – it's free and you can easily go frame by frame. Disney is doing it for all their movies, it's very common.
- Then I started working on the animation. I use a light table and A3 80gr paper. The scanner's feeder back at school had a problem with 60gr paper so I had no choice. What is a "feeder" you ask? Well, some scanners are sold with a special part called a feeder. With this part you can put a bunch of papers and the scanner knows to take one by one and scan it to the computer. Then in the computer I use a program (actually any editing program will do, but I used CTP) that knows to import a bunch of files and play them one after the other. Also I couldn't get that special animation paper, which is thick on one hand, but quite transparent on the other hand. They just don't sell it in my country. I like working with A3 because I have more space to draw, but if you're ok with A4, then go for it. A4 scanners with feeder are way cheaper than A3 ones. I was using my school's equipment, so I only needed to buy the paper. But if you work at home and have money issues you should consider that.
- I started with easy scenes to study the characters. You need to keep in mind that if you have a scene with about 2-3 characters, you should consider the scene as if you had 2-3 scenes to draw when you measure the working duration. That was one of my biggest mistake to why my project took longer than I calculated. You should also work on scenes in a randomly order – so that the beginning of the movie won't look worse than the end for example, because you WILL get better as you work on it. Btw, I worked on 25fps, PAL, but drew 12 drawing for each second and gave 2 frames for each frame. Some scenes have 3 frames for each frame, these are the ones that the characters are just standing and the wind is blowing in their hair. I did that due to lack of time, I hated doing it but I had no choice.
- Line test - I tested my animations by capturing the frames into a software with a regular digital camera that happened to act as a webcam as well. So you can use any webcam with considerably high resolution (you don't need to go crazy). I used CTP (www.cratersoftware.com), because that's what they had at my school, but you can scan the pages in a scanner and use any program you want. Even Photoshop can import sequences and create animation. Or you can use Premiere or AE or whatever you know of. I captured the line tests and didn't scan them because I was working on the animation at home and didn't have the A3 scanner that was at school. It was just easier for me.
- When the animation was ok, I scanned it in an A3 scanner with feeder we had at school into CTP (cause CTP can "read" the peg holes in the pages and match the location of the pages, thus preserving the accuracy of my frames) and saved each frame in a single JPG file.
- Then I cleaned up each frame in painter. I did it in painter because at that time Photoshop didn't have that cool rotating canvas feature. But CS4 has it now, so PS is also ok. Each frame has its own PSD file. AE can import a Sequence as a single element and I didn't need to create heavy files, meaning having a single file for each scene, thus creating heavy files (that might become unreadable for some reason and therefore I will lose all my work). My original files btw are 2600x1106 – this is 2.35 (cinemascope) ratio that is bigger than HD. I was going for HD from the beginning. Keep that in mind as well. Also bigger files are easier to cleanup and color (and they look amazing on my 47" FullHD TV).
- Then I colored the scenes in PS. I have this trick when I create a mask from the lines so I color the lines and fill the colors on different layers (bucket with "all layers" marked). But that's more work, so keep that in mind if you want to color the lines or leave them black. (Explanation about creating the mask is also in this article, don't worry).
- Then I completed creating and animating all the SFX – fire, freezing stuff, snow, backgrounds, etc.
- Once I had all the elements ready I edited everything in AE CS4  – there I added all the fogs, clouds, shines, glows, motion blur, camera movements, timing, holds, zooms, fades, etc etc. AE is an amazing program, you can do almost everything there, even animation itself. I used the "time remapping" effect to create the right timing for the animation. I actually sat for 3 days and learned the program from scratch, and during the editing process I gained more experience. Now I'm an expert in AE! Well, more or less. (I will not explain how to use AE in this article, please refer to online tutorials and help, sorry). I didn't edit the whole movie in one AE file, to prevent unwanted crashing and bad files, and kept backups all the time, so I created sets of projects based on color scheme and timing of the plot.
- After exporting all the part I attached everything in premiere, but that's only because I had a weird bug in AE that gave me a green frame somehow, long story. If you're not having this bug you can throw all the part into AE and export the movie in whole - and the movie was done!

How long does it take to work on an X seconds/minutes of movie?

It really depends on the final result you want to achieve. Let's say my 7 minutes movie could be done in a month and could be done in 5 years (was actually). I was going for the Disney quality, plus I made a few (a lot of) mistakes on the way, plus I did most of it alone, plus these were not full 5 years – take out about 10-12 months that I was abroad on different occasions, 2 years that I worked for a company that kept me so busy I had time only on the weekend, plus some of the work (mostly the backgrounds) weren't done by me and on the other hand I had to remake a lot of stuff that were just done wrong. So there are a lot of elements to the equation and I can't give a simple answer such as "ya, sure, it can be done", or "you'll never make it on time".
For "Lady Ice" one of the hard parts was the amount of animation I had to do multiply by the amount of characters. For example, the fact that the hair of lady ice always moved! I wanted it to have an endless movement, just like nature that always changes, but that meant more animation to do. Also it was hard to keep the characters looking the same through the entire movie and even in a single scene to preserve the proportions of the characters. And of course I WAS going for that Disney look.
So as I said before - it really depends on the final result you want to achieve, because you can make a second of animation in one hour or in one week, the only difference will be the final result.

How many frames do you think I need to make? 1000000??? XDDD

The amount of frames is easy to calculate, but sometimes numbers can be frightening and I'm not sure if I'm helping here or scaring you. Since I'm from Israel (ya, there is such a country) I worked on PAL 25fps, so my calculations are based on that. But of course the same reasoning goes for NTSC 30fps etc. ok, even though I should have 25 frames for a second of film I can tell you that I work (and even Disney do, depending on the scene) using 12 drawings for a second of film, because we are still talking about a student project and I don't have all the time in the world and the animation will still look great (you saw my movies). Maybe here and there when the action is very fast I have 1 drawing for 1 frame, but it's really rare in my films, since I just didn't have the time to draw 25 drawings for a second of film.
Let's take as an example a 60 seconds animation. It's 12 drawings that get 2 frames for each drawing = 24 frames, and that more or less covers the 25fps we are using.
So 60 seconds multiply by 25fps = 1500 frames (not drawings) of a movie. 1500 divided by 2 = 750 drawings BUT if you are using HOLDs or there is no action on the scene this number will be less.
On the other hand YOU MUST REMEMBER that if you have layers of 2,3 etc actions at the same time – you need to double the number of drawings in that scene.
Yes, it's a bit confusing and not the best way to look at it. I wasn't sure if I should write it, but anyway. Let's try to make it a bit simpler: Let's say you have scene No1 that is 2 seconds. Ok? During this whole 2 seconds you have an action going on. So 2 seconds are 50 frames, divided by 2 = 25 drawings. BUT if you have 2 CHARACTERS in that scene you need to consider 25 drawings for EACH character, so as of WORKING TIME on that scene it will be actually 50 drawings. Do you get it now?
You also need to consider the clean up time for each drawing that you draw and the coloring time, but this usually takes less time.
If you choose to color your rough animation (that's what I did in my "Final Stand" movie) you will save time by not doing the Cleanup.
If you have backgrounds you need to consider them too.
If you have special effects (such as water, explosion etc) you need to consider them too.
Animation is a lot of hard work, but it feels great when you see everything comes together to one whole animated film.

How do you calculate the time of the scenes in the storyboard?

The best way to do it is to film yourself acting the action you want, then putting it in Premiere or something like that and see how much time the acting is. You should film about 2-3 takes for each action and take the average time. Also this same film can be a GREAT reference for your animation. I use this way a lot and even Disney is known to use it. This is the most accurate way to do it.
Then when the storyboard is ready, you scan it and put it in premiere, edit the timing and play the movie while trying to imaging the animation that is going to be. This is the part in creating animation that no one can teach you, this is mainly based on internal feeling and experience. A good animator is one with good natural timing for action. You just FEEL if a scene is too long or too short, there is no specific technique of knowing that.
So after reaching the final timing of the storyboard you can start animating.

Which program is the best for lipsync analysis?

I used a very old program that they had at school and I can't even remember what I was using. My latest movies were speechless so I didn't analyze any lipsync. But I think you can use TVPaint, Adobe premiere or AE for that.

Cleanup and Coloring

I use painter for the cleanup process and as crazy as it may sound - I just go throw each frame and draw it again in clean lines. That's the whole meaning of cleanup. I do cleanup in painter because you can turn the canvas around, which makes it soooo much easier to cleanup. I tried doing cleanup in Photoshop CS3 once and it was unbearable. Photoshop CS4 by the way has this new feature for turning the canvas around, but there's a bug in the program and the drawing has some lagging, so it's annoying sometimes. It's a known issue (that might already been resolved when you read this article). So I still use painter. I don't use any vector based software (such as Freehand or Flash) because I don't want/like the vector line. Also I would recommend separating each frame in its own file.
I draw the clean lines in a transparent layer and in black. Make sure the lines are in one layer and the filling color you will color is in a different layer, beneath the lines layer. The color and line layers should be transparent. Beneath the color layer there should be another layer that is ALL white. So you have 3 layers, right? From top to bottom - Lines, color and white.
I color the frames in Photoshop AFTER creating a mask from the lines (I explain how I do it in the next paragraph). To make sure the colors are consistent from frame to frame I use a Color Key file, which is basically a file with text for each part of the body (such as "hair", "shirt", "eye" etc) and a color square next to each text. From that file I pick the colors with Photoshop's color picker. First I color the filling. It is important to color the filling first and the lines later, because I fill the color with the bucket tool, and it won't work on lines that are not BLACK. This is also the reason why we need that white layer. I use the bucket tool and making sure the option "All Layers" at the top tool bar is enabled/marked in V. This allows me to fill a color in a layer that is NOT the lines layer, but the bucket takes into consideration the lines layer (all layers actually) and therefore knows where to fill the color. In the Tolerance it should be between 100-150. I start with 150 and go down if needed. The number you put (the 150) will spread the filling a little bit more than the limitation of the lines, thus avoiding this annoying white thingy created when you fill with the bucket. Now the number depends on how your lines are closed! So if you use the bucket and it fills the whole screen, just undo, put a lower number and try again.
Only after I finish with the filling I go to the lines layer and, using the brush, I color the lines. After I'm done I delete the white layer because I don't need it anymore and I need my file transparent for the Editing step.

Creating Mask in Photoshop for Coloring

I'm creating a mask from the lines of the cleanup so I can color the lines in different colors in the easiest way I know. As for creating the mask, this is what you do (and btw – you can record an action for that instead of doing the process all over again for each frame. If you don't know what actions are in Photoshop you can read about them in the Photoshop help menu or use online tutorials, I will not explain that here, sorry) :
- You click on the lines layer you drew so it is marked.
- In the small window of layers (if it's not open go to window-layers) there should be a tab called "channels". Choose it.
- Then press on Ctrl and, while pressing on it, click on the blue channel.
- In the top menu go to select-invert.
- Now all the black/dark colors that you have in the drawing are selected.
- In the window of the layers you will see small icons at the bottom. One of them is a circle inside a square. That's the mask!!! Click on it.
- Now your layer is a mask. You will see that the layer is now with 2 squares. The left one is the one that you color on. You need to stand on that box to color only the lines. If you want to make a change to your mask, such as add a line or delete a line, then you need to stand on the right box. Remember how a mask works – all that is in black you won't see, all that is white is the final result. So if you want to add something you will need to draw in white, not in black. You will also see that when you stand on the right box the black and white colors in Photoshop switch places.

Mask Tutorial for Article by LPDisney

What animations we had to create in each year of the Animation program in Bezalel (the Art Academy I went to)?

The Animation program took 4 years. I split my last year into two for several reasons and I won't bother you with the details. So I actually studied for 5 years. Also, I will tell you what I did, but the program HAS changed after I finished, so I really don't know what's going on there now.
For the first year there were only small exercises, such as a walking man or a jumping ball. All were done in classic animation.
Second year - 3 projects in stop motion (that's the Kalia Trilogy on my channel), something political in Maya (too horrible to post) and the Little mermaid one I created in classic animation (the project was to take an already made character and animate is, and Ariel is my favorite, so...)
Third year - 2 Projects in classic (That's my hamlet and the Final Stand) and 2 modelings+walks and a room modeling in Maya (again, too horrible to post, but I do have the room modeling on my DeviantART gallery if you want to see it).
Forth year - Final project, a short movie, about 3-4 min (mine turned out to be 7) in any medium we want (naturally I chose 2D), from start to finish. I ended up presenting only the animation itself, not colored (the WIP you see on my channel) because it was a 2-people project at first and the other guy was suppose to do all the coloring, and he ditched me in the middle of production and to make a long story short - I finished the movie by myself only now.



Some questions I received over the years:



The Little Mermaid? Aren't you a bit old for cartoons?
How little do they know… I'm 29 (when writing this article) and still watching Disney movies and other animations. The good part is once you explain that it's your profession no one can say anything. Plus most of my friends are animators, artists and people who love animation so we all dig the same things. I love what I do and I do what I love!

You draw one side of the face great but the other side, well… not so great. Any tips?
I must say I had the same problem many years ago. The way I solved it was just by making myself draw only what I'm bad at and this way I got better. Meaning – dealing with the problem and not avoiding it. This actually goes for any problem I had with drawings. For years I couldn't draw palms, so in Lady Ice I was working extra hard on all the palms I drew insisting they would look good. That solved my problem. Also a great trick is to put your drawing in front of a mirror - you'll see all the mistakes you did. Try it.

Were you a brilliant sketcher when you started or did you get better while doing the course?
I sucked the first year, and I actually thought I was good. Only when I reached the third or fourth year and reflected back on stuff that I did, I realized how bad I was and how better I've become. So I understood that I can always be better than what I am now and should never stop practicing and improving myself.

Do you find that there are many careers paths once you'd completed the course?
Yes. But my main goal stays the same - Supervisor classic animator.

Did you find learning animation hard?
Yes, but it's a lot of fun as well. Just demands a lot of hard work from oneself and you can reach the stars and beyond.

Do you put each body part on a single frame or all on the same one?
The whole character together is drawn on one paper of course. Sometimes when I have 2 characters interacting (touching for example) they are drawn on the same paper as well, instead of separating them into 2 different layers.

How do you edit all the layers of the animation together?
I use AE, but any editing program can do the work. Just think about it as layers of "cells", the way they used to do it before we had computers, but now it's IN a computer. Simply put all things in layers, so you have one file of the BG (with all its layers – AE can read layers in a PSD file and that's one of the things that is great about this software) and then the animation goes above it. Add effects and you're done.

I want to create 2D Anime BUT I hate to draw, what should I do?
Sorry to tell you - but if you hate to draw then animation, and especially Anime, is just not right for you. To create classic "hand drawn" animation you have to commit to thousand and thousand of drawings for minutes of footage. But you shouldn't deny this right away. Are you sure you hate to draw? Or are you just not good enough yet so you are not pleased with what you draw? Maybe with a lot of practice you can be really good and then you will enjoy the making of an animated movie. Don't give up before you try.

Why are you using Blue and Red pencils?
It's just helps with the work. You can also use a regular pencil and it will do the same job. The advantage of colored pencil is when you draw more than one character and then you need to separate the animation for each character - with different colors (usually the blue and red) it makes it easier to animate, visually. And also because the pencil is blue the line is bright, so after doing the rough you can draw on it with a regular pencil for the final line, so the regular pencil's color is strongly visible on the blue lines (as shown in my Herc and Meg drawing).
Also I really like the whole visual of the blue pencil beneath the drawing, so that's also one of the reasons I use it a lot. But that's just me :-)

What should a portfolio include when applying for a job as a clean up artist?
I never applied for this kind of job, so I'm not sure, but I'm guessing you need to have good knowledge of Anatomy, examples of clean line art, knowledge in 2D animation and variety of drawings from humans to animals. You might have more answers on this link:
www.disneyanimation.com/career…

How do you make the background flow? Do you make a long document with the entire background on it for the scene and just gradually make it go by?
Well, yes actually. When creating a background the first thing you do is create a Layout for the background. That layout should be the ENTIRE "space" the scene takes with all the layers you need. So if I have a character running and jumping over rocks and stuff I need to draw the entire path the character is doing and once I edit everything on the computer I use camera movements with layers to move everything together. Here's an example of a background from Lady Ice. This was one of the most complicated scenes I had to do and it took me a whole day to edit just this one scene. In the movie itself you can notice the different layers moving in different speeds from each other:

Lady Ice Background by LPDisney

How do you make the animation "smooth"? (in my mini-animations, the lines always "jiggle" even if I try to be careful). Does it just take a lot of patience or is there a trick that I haven't discovered?
Well, it mostly just takes patience, some good drawing skills and making sure you character looks the same in each frame and each scene. The light table helps making sure the character doesn't change from frame 1 to frame 20. When doing animation you first start with the major key frames (or "extremes" as they are called). If those key frames look right, your line doesn't jiggle and the character doesn't change his proportions, then the inbetweens (the next step in creating animation) will also look right and therefore the entire animation will be ok. Also you need to make sure your lines are smooth and even go through the process of Cleanup-ing those lines.
But yes, there are some tricks as well. One trick is if a part of your character is not moving, you can just copy that part from frame to frame (in Photoshop if you drag a layer from file to file with the shift press then you get the " paste in place " function, which is copying to the exact same place the original was at into the new file. In Painter it's Ctrl+Shift+V). Another trick is to reuse parts but move them. For example if the hand of my character is moving with the body (let's say he's walking) I can draw the hand once and then just copy it to the right location in each frame. I used a lot of shortcuts using the advantages graphic software have to offer, it's nothing to be ashamed of, especially when the result looks amazing. And last, when I create the main keys I draw the first one and then I use it as a base for the next ones. I kind of "copy" the proportions making sure my character's head is the same size, etc.
So ya, it takes a lot of hard work, "ant work" as we say in Hebrew to make sure all those frames look great so that the entire animation itself will look awesome, but it's worth it and the result speaks for itself.

Which is consider more important when making an animated film: a good story and well-designed characters, or liquid-smooth animation?
That's the million dollars question! And a hard one to answer. I would give you my opinion and you are welcome to disagree. I don't think there's one definite answer, it's more of a mixture of a few variables.
A good story will only remain a good story on paper if it is not properly made on the screen. And a movie, as amazingly as it may be done, will be just boring without a good story. It is true that a story is a major factor in the succession of a film, and every movie ever made started with, well – a story, but I still would not stand watching a horribly made film just because someone told me that the story is great. And sometimes I just enjoy watching an amazing animation for the sake of animation, even though the story is not that great. So to sum it up I think a good story should be supported by good characters, well made animation and directing, and vice-verse. Can't we all just get along?
I hope that makes sense.

How would you draw the eyes from different angles?
It's something called perspective. When things turn or change their location the perspective is changed. Things become smaller or bigger, longer or shorter and change their shape to give the illusion of a 3 dimension object (since in a drawing we always try to create the illusion of 3D in a 2D environment). Here's a little tutorial, since it's hard to explain this in words:

Head Tutorial for Article by LPDisney

Is music for an animation composed before, during, or after an animation is made? And how do they sync up the music with the animation?
Ok, actually both answers are correct. How come? Well, as for all the verbal sound, such as text lines and songs the sound is recorded BEFORE the animation, so that the animators can sync the words with the animation. After the verbal sound is recorded the timing of the words is analyzed and written in the XSheet as a guideline for the animators. As for the non-verbal sound (the music, excluding songs) – it is recorded AFTER the animation is done so that the composer can sync the music to the action on the screen. After the animation is done (or is at a stage where the timing of the animation will not be changed) the composer (who is usually also the conductor) and the orchestra are assembled in a huge room with a screen. The animation is played on that screen and the conductor is conducting the orchestra in real time while watching the animation. That's how they sync it. Of course today there are also sound editing software to help make that sync perfect. But that's basically how it's done.

What films do you consider to be influential on your work?
As you all probably noticed, my most major influences are the Disney movies. I would not have been who I am today without the Disney movies, they are a part of me and how I define myself as a person. They are the reason why I decided to become an animator, they were there for me in times of joy, in times of need and as stupid as it may sound, that's the simple truth. I will never forget sitting in the theaters at the age of 9 watching Disney's The Little Mermaid on the big screen and when she sang " Part of your world reprise " and the water splashes on the rock behind her – bam! That's it! I was hooked for life. I started drawing with Disney fan art and until today I use Disney movies as part of my self-teaching of animation and drawing.
About 10 years ago, when I was around 18 years old I discovered Anime with Dragonball Z. I saw some anime here and there before, but I didn't even know it was Japanese animation. Dragonball Z got me addicted to anime and from that there was no turning back.
So these days you could say I'm influenced by everything around me. I try to watch as many animated movies as I can and try to "suck in" every piece of knowledge I get my eyes on. Disney will always be number one for me, but I will always appreciate good animation, no matter who created it. That's just who I am.

Where is Bezalel located (the Art Academy I went to)?
In Israel, but it's not that great. Most of what you see here (Lady Ice and my other projects) is due a lot of self hard work and self teaching from the best teachers in the world - Disney movies.

Do you work for Disney?
No, not at the time I wrote this article, but I wish I had and that's my goal in life. If you happen to have any connections that might help me, please let me know!


A short interview made by :iconsorren-chan:



What is your education?
- I studied animation in a 4-years program at an Art Academy. So I have a bachelor degree in animation.

How long have you worked in the animation industry?
- 2-3 years. See? Not a lot at all.

List of job titles since starting
- Animator, but in the company I worked for I also got to be the manager for the animation department (for 2 months) we had in Thailand, and for the one in Israel (for 4 months) where I live. So you could say I was also a supervisor animator and manager.

How did you choose the animation industry?
- Ever since I saw Disney's the Little Mermaid when I was 9 years old I fall in love with Disney movies. As I got older I wanted to be an actor and even majored in Acting during my high school years. But I also had a place for drawing in my heart and kept drawing all the time. After high school I went to the army (that's what all the people in Israel have to do at the age of 18 - men and women, I'm a women btw) and thought of my future. I knew I love acting but an actor's life is really hard and didn't think I had the personality for that, and I love drawing, plus I'm a huge Disney fan, so the best conclusion was to combine Acting + Drawing = Animation. So after the army I went to study animation in Bezalel and the rest is history.

What is the greatest accomplishment in your career so far?
- I guess it's Lady Ice, and maybe the fact that I got to manage the studio in Thailand with 20 animators under me only after 6-7 months or so on the job.

From your experience do you believe it is better to work for a company or independently?
- It really depends and the answer can change from one person to another, but I personally prefer working at a company, mainly because of the financial safety (cause you don't need to worry and look for projects all the time), the fact that when you get home the work day is over and you don't need to work on weekends and such, the feeling of working with other people and learning from them, and you can get far working at a company. That's what I think. But freelance also has its advantages, especially the fact that you can get up at noon (which I love).

Do you find animation stressful & do you ever tire of your work? How do you overcome these situations?
- Animation is a lot of hard work, no doubt. But I love doing it so I hardly get into these kind of situations. But we all have those moments so I just work through it knowing that tomorrow is a new day. I usually get tired and annoyed not because of the animation itself, but because of the annoying stuff around it, such as the annoying client's illogical requests, or the lack of professionalism of a co-worker, etc.

Is there anything you wish you could have done differently?
- Hmm.... I believe that every course in life that I chose to do had its reason, so I don't know where I would have been today, for better or worse, if I didn't do all the things I did in life. So I don't know. Of course I regret things, everyone does, but when I think about it, they all lead to other things that happened to me that I don't regret. And besides, as one wise monkey said once - you can either run from your past, or learn from it, so I chose to learn and improve.

Most companies look for experienced animators; do you have any advice on getting into the industry after graduation?
- Ya, that's a hard point. Companies look for experienced animators but you can't get experience unless someone will take you fresh as you are. So it's kind of a paradox. I suggest if you have connections - use them, as harsh as it may sound. Also be patient, the right job will be there and if you are good enough someone eventually will give you a chance. Just hope things will get along in the end.