Friday, September 30, 2011

Week 9 - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a 1937 American animated film based on Snow White, a German fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. It was the first full-length cel-animated feature in motion picture history, as well as the first animated feature film produced in America, the first produced in full color, the first to be produced by Walt Disney and Walt Disney Productions, and the first in the Walt Disney Animated Classics canon.

Week number nine! I'm happy I finally get to do another Disney Princess! I feel like I'm slowly getting better at these sketches, quality and layout-wise c:

Next Week is Atlantis!

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves © Walt Disney Pictures
Artwork © CircuitGirl

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Week 8 - Dinosaur

Dinosaur is a 2000 American computer-animated film (with live-action backgrounds) produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures on May 19, 2000. At officially $130 million, it was the most expensive theatrical movie release of the year. This was Disney's 39th animated feature.

Okay, I had a little bit of help from my husband with this one. He's my expert dino artist, so he sort of did a quick sketch for Aladar's pose, while I went back over it again and added detail to it. I've always loved Dinosaur- I never actually realized when I was a kid how most of the movie was shot live (they added the dinosaurs in afterwards). 

Dinosaur © Walt Disney Pictures
Artwork © CircuitGirl

Friday, September 16, 2011

Week 7 - The Emperor's New Groove

The Emperor's New Groove (2000) is an American animated filmproduced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures through Buena Vista Distribution on December 15, 2000. It is the 40th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics. The title refers to the Danish fairy tale The Emperor's New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen, though the two have little else in common. A comedy produced by Randy Fullmer and directed byMark Dindal, The Emperor's New Groove was altered significantly over six years of development and production from its original concept as a more traditional Disney musical entitled Kingdom of the Sun, to have been directed by Dindal and Roger Allers (co-director ofThe Lion King).

Yes! I loved this movie when it came out, and I still do- it's so funny! I admit this one was a little tough- the style was I think made to look like mayan carvings, so everything's angular (whereas my art is really curvy, lol). Still, I really liked how it turned out, especially the logo. And let me tell you, Yzma is DIFFICULT to get down, haha. I kept re-drawing her so that she'd actually look like herself and not just a wrinkly old fruit c:

The Emperor's New Groove © Walt Disney Pictures
Artwork © CircuitGirl

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Week 6 - Toy Story

My first Pixar movie sketch! I know they don't look exactly like our favorite plastic heroes, but remember, this movie was done in CGI, not 2D, so it was harder to draw (please forgive me!). By the way, this is the scene from Toy Story 2 right before Woody's arm rips- but it still counts for Toy Story! ( I won't be doing a drawing for any sequels, hehe)

Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated film released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is Pixar's first feature film as well as the first ever feature film to be made entirely with CGI. The film was directed by John Lasseter and featuring the voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen. It was written by Lasseter, Joss Whedon, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen and Alec Sokolow, and featured music by Randy Newman.Toy Story follows a group of toys who pretend to be lifeless whenever humans are present, and focuses on Woody, a pull-string cowboy doll (Hanks), and Buzz Lightyear, an astronaut action figure (Allen).

Toy Story © Walt Disney Pictures & Pixar Animation
Artwork © CircuitGirl

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Week 5 - Pete's Dragon

     Pete's Dragon is a 1977 live-action/animated musical film from Walt Disney Productions and the first Disney film to be recorded in theDolby Stereo sound system. It is a live-action film but its title character, a dragon named Elliott, is animated. The story is about a young orphan named Pete who enters the fictional town of Passamaquoddy a small fishing community in Northeastern Maine in the early 20th century. His only friend is a dragon named Elliott, who also acts as his protector.

Okay, so this week I decided to just draw from a reference pic, since most of the film was just live-action. I really didn't want to draw Pete, mainly because the blog was only supposed to be animated films (I had to include Pete's Dragon because I loved it as a kid, and technically it is animated, if only partly). I feel like I cheated by looking at actual art from the movie, but again I was rushing this week- I find that rushing is a good thing, since it means my weeks are going by fast until the trip.

Pete's Dragon © Walt Disney Pictures
Artwork © CircuitGirl