These two Glen Keane story drawings from Treasure Planet are great examples of Detail and Scale. 2 things to keep in mind while storyboarding.
First, Detail. It’s important not to over render a story drawing UNLESS the detail is supporting the story. In these drawings from the I’m Still Here song, Silver is giving Jim a LOT of work to do as part of being a cabin boy. He’s keeping Hawkins busy. Here Jim has to scrape the space barnacles from the ship and when we pull back to the second drawing we see how enormous the task is. The Detail in these drawings illustrate how hard this job is going to be. And how many barnacles there are.
The second drawing is all about Scale. It easy to draw story panels in medium close-ups, so this is a good reminder to pull the camera back from time to time. It gives you scale AND it helps orientate the viewer.
The interface for my AUTHOR1 homework.
This is so beautiful!!
Glen Keane sketches for little mermaid
glen keane- beast
Glen Keane’s Disney Legend acceptance speech,
from last weekend. It’s extremely sweet, so brace yourself
By Claire Keane, daughter of Glen Keane. Such a lovely painting.
Glen Keane’s Pencil Sketch of Rapunzel (from Disney Animated)
Some more sketches from the journal I kept in 2009 during Tangled while developing the character of Rapunzel. These drawings are from my research of what a typical day in the life of Rapunzel might have been.
She would write in her journal, do laundry, prepare the fireplace for her daily hair brushing session with Mother Gothel. She had chores. She had ideas. She had good days and bad. Some days her paintings represented her hope, other days they represented her fears. Rapunzel was a regular girl bursting at the seems with creativity. Walls could not contain her spirit.
This journal later helped me when designing Rapunzel’s murals for the movie.
(more Rapunzel diary sketches and notes on my blog claireonacloud.com)Twitter: @claireonacloud
Here’s a great article about The Little Mermaid and an interesting interview with Glen Keane.
The most interesting part is this little tidbit:
I’m just about to start a little company. Glen Keane Productions. I’m starting very small with animation, drawings and the like. I’m about to start working on a new project that I really can’t start talking about yet. But I’ve got some ideas.
Can’t wait to see what he comes up with!
If you can get access to any figure drawing class it will help wonders with learning anatomy and improve your overall skills. But, if that’s hard to find, you can find references and tutorials all over the place online.
Here’s some art anatomy reference tumblr pages to help ya out (some of these have pictures of nude models, so head’s up):
Glen Keane - Tarzan Animation Tests
dear tumblr what do all of these characters have in common (besides all being disney characters obviously)
they were all designed by glen keane
so please stop saying glen keane only has one ‘style’ or he only draws the same thing over and over again
he doesn’t. he’s one of the most talented animators and character designers of our generation. please get your facts straight.
if you’re angry about the frozen girl looking like rapunzel, that’s legit! but probably not glen keane’s fault, unless he’s said something in interviews i’ve totally missed. but it’s important to note that glen keane has actually left disney, and probably because he wants to do his own thing without having to listen to their demands anymore. look at his past body of work, hugely varied and creative, compared with disney’s more recent, less creative attempts. it’s not hard to make a wild guess at why he’s left.
so stop blaming glen keane for disney’s creative blue balls.