RUBEN AQUINO – Disney Animation Legend to be featured at Taught By A Pro ProWeekend October 24-26

Ruben Aquino will be one of the featured lecturers at the ProWeekend! Ruben and other artists will be headlining the ProWeekend Seminars the weekend of October 24-26, 2014. Ruben and other Disney animators and comic artists will be converging on Nashville for seminars and networking. The event presented by, a Nashville online art and animation […]

Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast

Animation Podcast #1 – The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast

In the first episode, the Bancroft Bros discuss their careers, Mom’s Sex Talk, Dreamwork’s Animation, the future of 2D animation, and Glen Keane’s “DUET” animated short for Google, and Q and A.  In addition, they announce the exciting upcoming Taught By A Pro ProWeekend seminar. To learn more from Tom Bancroft and Tony Bancroft see their courses.  In […]

A Tom Bancroft Robin Williams Memory

Below Tom Bancroft shares a Robin Williams Memory… Since we’re all sharing… MY ROBIN WILLIAMS memory is when I was working at the Disney/MGM studios Animation (Tour/Studio) in Florida and he came down to take a personal tour of our studio. (He was there for an event/publicity/vacation, can’t remember). The tour part of our studio had […]

Newsletter – Improve Your Animated Dialogue

Do You Want to Improve Your Animated Dialogue? Is your dialogue over animated? Do you need some tips and tricks to make it stand out?  John Pomeroy shares what he learned about animating dialogue from some of Disney’s Nine Old Men and tips and tricks learned during his 40 year career.  In two new Taught By A Pro courses, John […]

Character Design Contest – Character Design Review

One of the prizes from the recent character design contest was a design review of the winning submission by Tom Bancroft, President of Taught By A Pro. For more information on the character design contest, submissions and winners. Tom Bancroft’s Design Critique The image above shows the notes Tom made on the winning submissions.  Below is the note to Piper […]

Character Design Contest – Winner Announcement

Independence Day Spirit of 76 Character Design Contest Winner The quality and variety of the character designs submitted to the character design contest was truly amazing. Each submission was very well done which made it difficult for Tom Bancroft to choose the best character design.  All contest entries can be viewed here. The winner of the Taught […]

Spirit of 76 Character Design Contest Entries

Character Design Contest Entries! In celebration of Independence Day, Taught By A Pro is running a Character Design Contest!  The painting the Spirit of 76 by Archibald Willard of the fife and drums with the American flag behind it is an iconic image of the American Revolution. Below are the awesome entries we have received so far (9:00 […]

Do you want to create awesome comics, comic strips or webcomics?

Dan Thompson, creator of the Rip Haywire comic strip, now teaching through Taught By A Pro Dan Thompson recently added two courses on comic creation to the Taught By A Pro online course catalog. In the course Awesome Storytelling in Webcomics, Dan Thompson provides instruction on the art of writing a compelling story that will […]

John Pomeroy Interview

John Pomeroy, animation legend, interviewed by Tom Bancroft

Taught By A Pro President, Tom Bancroft, sat down with animation legend John Pomeroy.  John Pomeroy talked about his influences and suggestions for aspiring animators.  John also shared stories about his animation career, working at Disney and what he learned from Disney’s nine old men of animation. See John’s online animation courses Overlapping Action 1, Overlapping Action […]

What to Expect from a Taught By A Pro Online Art Courses

The goal of each Taught By A Pro course is to teach an important artistic concept at a reasonable price. Whether teaching animation, character design, illustration, cartoon or comic strip creation the goal is the same: improve your skill and create a portfolio quality piece by the end of the course. In order to meet […]