Clay Kaytis animated at Walt Disney Animation Studios in sunny Burbank, California for 19 years. He directed his debut film, The Angry Birds Movie, in 2016 with Fergal Reilly. His second film The Christmas Chronicles was released on Netflix in 2018. This podcast has grown out of his love for animation and the great people who make it. Clay promises this is the only time he will write in the third person. Click his picture for more info. He will stop now.
Yeah, I noticed that as well. A lot of it is already on the net or on DVD’s, but I’ve never seen those life drawings before. Beautiful!
I think he did most of those life drawings on Pocahontas. They made the rounds on the copiers here at work. If I remember correctly, Glen mentioned to someone that the originals have since disappeared.
Those life drawings were from an even bigger set(!) that someone had posted on their site back in 2000, printed them all out and carried them around with me. Damn, I just remember being struck by how they looked so easily executed!
Dat guy is a GENIUS! I’m gonna get to that level Clay, you just wait! LOL! Seriously…
I highlly recommand to check this guy life drawing blog:
He teches Life Drawing class for Classical Animators. amazing stuff
why doesnt he (or disney…) bring out an animation book…. (like andreas deja and alot of the others should do…) if they can make a book on ‘the art of finding nemo’ they should make a book on ‘the art of Glen Keane’…. or the other many talented animators…. such as chris sanders, baxter, henn and the other guys…. it would be wonderful… i would love to see a progression from the pictures of their live models through to the final character design…. fascinating stuff…. 🙂
Seems that someone’s started an “Art of Glen Keane” blog while we wait for such a sketchbook.
Check it out here.
Also, Chris Sanders did release a sketchbook at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. It’s only an ashcan-sized book but it’s still an absolute treat and I recommend checking it out. I believe Budplant.com and a few other online stores have it available for $15 USD.
Hopefully Glen Keane, Deja, Henn, et al will follow!
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