paper and digital artist

Oh boy, I’m going to gush here. Glen Keane.

One of the most prolific Disney animators since the Disney Renaissance, his work has been my inspiration since before I even knew who he was as a person. You can easily recognize his character designs by his signature eye style. They’re so full of focus and emotion; it radiates through the rest of the character’s body language without any dialogue.

I try to apply the same emotion to my artwork. The eyes don’t have to be detailed, but just need to have that focus. I don’t usually do character portraits for this reason – I feel like their eyes would be so out of focus if they were actually sitting for one. I like to create expression while the subject is in the middle of an action, or a story, so you are able to think about before, during and after the scene, all captured through their eyes.

Category: Artwork