Six Elements for Successful Portfolios by Tony Bancroft

Getting your portfolio right is critical to landing the job of your dreams.  In this video, Tony Bancroft describes what you need to do to ensure that you increase your chances of getting the job or into art school. If you need help with your portfolio, Tony is teaching a course, Animating Comedy Characters with [...]

Your inspiration for Thursday December 21

“Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.” ― C.S. Lewis It is the trueness [...]

Your Artist Inspiration for Wednesday December 20

“Creativity takes courage. ” ― Henri Matisse Courage is not always the heroic act that makes the news, but in doing what is right and honorable and true in each of the small decisions in everyday life. The small decisions to be creative and true to one’s craft – to create the courageous work. On [...]

Andreas Deja and Tom Bancroft Talk Character Design

Tom Bancroft recently interviewed Andreas Deja for the Forty Day Introduction to Character Mentorship course.  In this course, Tom interviewed other character design professionals and taught a small group students the basic of character design.  In this clip, Andreas Deja talks about the design of Scar from Lion King and Lilo from Lilo & Stitch. [...]

Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast

Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast Patreon

Tom and I hope that you have been enjoying the Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast.  Our goal has been to educate, inspire and entertain you.  We have been blessed to interview some awesome guests on the podcast – legends in animation.  We have been inspired by their stories and hope you have as well.  We strive to [...]

Art Of Tom Bancroft Book

Art of Tom Bancroft Volume 1

Art of Tom Bancroft Volume 1 Kickstarter Tom Bancroft recently completed a successful Kickstarter for the Art of Tom Bancroft, Vol. 1.  A special Thank You to all who contributed! Not only was Tom able to publish this high quality art book (with additional pages added through stretch goals), he was also able to publish the “Outnumbered” [...]