Excerpts from a journal I kept while working on Rapunzel. I needed to believe in her as if she were real so I documented my life and thoughts when I was at home not doing anything in particular and translated them into Rapunzel’s world. When it came time to paint her murals I felt like I had a good idea of what she would be thinking about while she was painting.
Glen Keane | Graphite
Keane’s designs for Silver from Treasure Planet are a big part of why I was to be a Vis Dev artist.
When I first started at Disney, The Little Mermaid was just about to open in theaters. (It was my first Disney Wrap Party and I went with a couple of my friends that had worked on it.)
Coming out of CalArts and starting at Disney, it was overwhelming and inspiring to see animation drawings like the ones above, hanging on the walls.
I’m still inspired today by these Glen Keane drawings of Ariel. They contain so much life…
HAVE SOME MORE ARIEL