Saturday, February 22, 2014

Tradition Animation Basics with Alex Topete!

The Animation Guild - Local 839 IATSE in Burbank

So it turns out my teacher at the Animation Guild Alex Topete was a cleanup artist at Disney during the golden age of animation and he actually worked on all the classics! Click here to see his (insanely impressive) IMDB page. He worked on Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, the Lion King and even cleaned up Ursula from the Little Mermaid. Pretty far out!

Here is a pencil test of Mickey I did today in the first day of class. The famous classic Disney animator Fred Moore did the key poses, which are really strong, and I drew the in-between poses in blue.


  1. OMG it's the Animation Guild!! Woot! Glad you had fun!

  2. Did you see my pencil test?! I felt like the 3 year old that just learned how to ride a bike , look mommy I'm animating!!! Wee!!

  3. HAHAHAHA. Hey, everyone's gotta start somewhere, and that's a darn good start! :)