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” […]

Character Design Poses, What is character design

What is Character Design?

What is Character Design? Definition of Character Design First off, let’s start with the basics.  What is Character Design? What is the definition of a Character Design?  What does a Character Designer do? What is Character Design? Character Design Definition: A Character Designer is an artist that creates new, original characters (sometimes shortened to “OCs”) […]

The Gift of Character Design

Our Gift to You for this Christmas / Holiday / New Year Season! During the month of December, Character Design: 4 Tips for Creating Better Characters is almost free.  For only $1, you can learn four tips from Tom Bancroft on how to improve your character designs. On January 1, the price will go back up to […]

Tips on Using Reference in Animation & Illustration from from Ruben Aquino, Claire Keane & Tom Bancroft

With character design, how do you balance references and inventiveness? In the first ProWeekend in October 2014, Disney concept artist and illustrator Claire Keane, animator/author Tom Bancroft and animator Ruben Aquino took part in a great question and answer session.  This segment discusses the use of reference and thoughts on getting a job as an animator […]

Eric Goldberg, Tom Bacroft & Aaron Blaise

Aaron Blaise, Eric Goldberg & Tom Bancroft Give Advice to Young Artists

After our successful PROWeekend artist lecture this past weekend, guest Aaron Blaise rallied our energy for one more video for his “Aaron’s Art Tips” Youtube channel!  In this video, Aaron Blaise, Tom Bancroft, and Eric Goldberg give sage advice to young, up-and-coming artists on what they can do now to become better at their animation […]

ProWeekend Character Design Contest

As part of the ProWeekend Animation Seminar, Taught By A Pro will be running a Character Design Contest! You could win an original piece of artwork by one of the Proweekend Pros! Your goal is to create a Princess and her pet side-kick. You can choose any style you want – anime, classic Disney, TV […]