Aladdin & Jasmine’s storyboards and sketches by Glen Keane & Mark Henn
Aladdin’s expressions by Glen Keane :)
What’s that? It’s Sexy Glen Keane Tarzan Thursday? Why not.
|—||Glen Keane, “The Animation Podcast” (via archenjol)|
that one time me and one of my better friends met Glen Keane :3
I’m not affiliated with Glen Keane, Claire Keane, or Disney in anyway. I’m just a big fan of their art styles!
However here’s an interview from the 2012 Dallas Film Festival where Glen talks about some things related to your question:
Glen Keane’s anatomical model sheet for Beast, Beauty and the Beast.
Glen Keane’s 7 Animation Essentials
1. Make a Positive Statement
- Do not be ambiguous in your approach.
- Thumbnail until you have that clear approach and conviction.
- Be bold and decisive.
2. Animate From the Heart
- Feel your drawings.
- Let your action be an extension of how you believe the character feels.
- Put yourself in the place of the character your animating- associate.
3. Make Expressions and Attitudes Real and Living
- Focus on the eyes and eyebrows, mouth and cheeks.
- Always lead with the eyes.
- Be sure the eyes are solid and placed securely in the head.
- Study your own attitudes. Ask yourself, “Does this drawing feel the way my face feels?”
4. Draw As If You Were Sculpting
- Describe the forms in dimension.
- Understand the character design in 3D.
5. Animate the Forces
- Allow the momentum of and already animated movement to suggest the next drawing.
- Draw the leading edge of forces.
6. Visualize and Feel Dialogue
- Be sure you are truly capturing the inflection, volume and tone of the dialog with proper mouth shapes.
- What is the essence of your scene, your action, your expression — what is indispensable in communicating your thought?
early concept design for Anna from Frozen. More Anna posts coming soon….
My visual development during the making of Frozen for Elsa and Anna’s relationship while growing up.
Pocahontas by Glen Keane