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Drawing Inspiration #5 – Time and Art – Tom Bancroft

TIME AND ART by Tom Bancroft Walt Disney is quoted as saying that it takes 10 years to make a great animator.  When I was first coming out of California Institute of the Arts and joining a Disney internship in 1988, hearing that quote was devastating.  10 years?  That’s FOREVER!  I wanted to be a [...]

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Drawing Inspiration #4 – Be Confident – Tom Bancroft

Be Confident by Tom Bancroft This is probably the polar opposite of what you feel when you pick up a pencil to create.  I know it was for me when I was as a young artist.  Feeling confident in your drawing, animating, sculpting, painting or anything artistic can be the difference between success and utter [...]

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Drawing Inspiration #3 – Make Friends Not Enemies – Tony Bancroft

Drawing Inspiration Make friends not enemies By Tony Bancroft  Every “good thing” I received in my career came because of a friend or a close relationship.  Every job, every promotion, every opportunity.  Everyone.  When people talk about success in Hollywood as being because of “who you know” it is just as true for the animation [...]