#MerMay Mermaid Drawing Tutorials

#MerMay Mermaid Drawing Tutorial 1 In Tutorial 1 of 4- animator, character desginer, and MerMay creator Tom Bancroft shows how he approaches drawing different styles of Mermaids and how to create a “flow” throughout the body poses. Go to MerMay.com for more #MerMay drawing event fun. #MerMay Mermaid Drawing Tutorial 2 In this video, by […]

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 […]

Artist Inspiration for Friday December 22

Your inspiration for Friday December 22. “A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.” Leonardo da Vinci. Today is a new day. A new canvas, a clean sheet of paper to which you can create. In is your choice to […]

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 […]

Your inspiration for Tuesday December 19

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”  – Vincent van Gogh We are all born with great capacity for love – love for others, love of beauty, love of work.  […]

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. […]