As I've mentioned before, my New Year's Resolution for 2015 was to draw 50 original characters before the end of the year. My creative energy is always veering down the fan art boulevard, so for me, 50 is a pretty big number.
I can come up with original characters all day long. For example, an alien robot named MoMo that enters a space race as an underdog, but later backs out and instead decides to go camping with friends. I just came up with that. Or how about a hamster that loves sandwiches? You know... Sammy Hammy? Or a time-traveling beluga whale that just wants to swim in the future... or maybe the past. Whatever. Her name could be Joan.
See? It's easy. But actually sitting down and committing to fleshing them out onto paper is a different story.
For this post, I decided to just crank a bunch out! Some of these are characters that I've been developing for quite some time and some of them... well, aren't. The good news is I'm halfway done! The bad news is the year is MORE than halfway done. Luckily though, resolutions are meaningless! Enjoy!
Last week, I wrote about the former attraction at Disney's Hollwood Studios, The Magic of Disney Animation. While I was looking up little tidbits of info on the attraction, I came across this video. It's a fun little film where the great Walter Cronkite and the great Robin Williams walk visitors through the process of animation! Check it out!
I first saw this film when I visited Walt Disney World back in 1991, but I had completely forgot about the entire thing! It's always fun for me when little forgotten pieces of nostalgia find their way back to the surface of my brain. One thing I just noticed is how similar Robin Williams' attire is to the Genie's at the end of Aladdin. As a matter of fact, it's EXACTLY the same! That had to have been on purpose! Robin Williams, as everyone knows, played the Genie in Aladdin, but that was in 1992! This short was released in 1989, which means that the Goofy hat gag in Aladdin was referencing this Walt Disney World attraction!
Picking up on obscure references in my favorite Disney film 23 years after the fact - This is something else I think is fun!