A little over a month ago I was at Disney Toon Studios learning all about “The Art of a Story” from Art Hernandez (head of story) & Lawrence Gong (story artist) where they explained how “The great thing about this sequel to Planes is that from 2nd pass to final the actual “story” want changed much.” These animators are who brings the characters and the story to fruition. Everything in animation starts on storyboards and goes from there.
What you don’t realize is that Each scene takes anywhere from 100 to over 1,000 drawings. Think of how many that is. My hand starts cramping just at the thought of it. Here are a few pieces of art from the storyboard section of the film:
My Turn To Draw
Then Art broke it down for us so we could try our hand at drawing a character from Planes: Fire & Rescue. We were to try drawing Dipper. Art is an amazing teacher. He broke down the entire image into simple shapes and moves where I could even follow along. The thing is Art has talent….me I’m not an artist. 😉 He could literally draw these characters so fast it was like lightning and changing one or two things between each drawing to show movement, facial expressions, etc. I’m amazed by the talent these guys have.
Now I have to share MY Dipper. I’m kinda proud of her….even if it doesn’t look like the original Dipper. I have to laugh because it took me minutes to draw her and still I know not to quit my day job. HOWEVER, I think if you have a dream to be an animator KEEP PRACTICING!
About Planes: Fire & Rescue
“Planes: Fire & Rescue” is a new comedy-adventure about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous team, including spirited super scooper Dipper (voice of Julie Bowen), heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero. Directed by Bobs Gannaway (“Secret of the Wings”), “Planes: Fire & Rescue” hits theaters in 3D on July 18, 2014.
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***Disclosure: I attended #PlanesFireandRescueEvent My flight, lodgings, and expenses were covered by Disney All opinions are 100% mine. ***