Disney Animation Studios is such a fun place to visit. I LOVE Art and getting to draw with professional artist has always been a dream for me so I love and cherish every time I get the experience with Disney. This time we were studying how to draw planes for the movie Planes: Fire & Rescue that lands in theaters nationwide on July 18th. We drew Dipper! This is my Dipper. With just a few lines and circles you too can create Dipper.
I brought it home for my son to color. Which made him really happy.
He loves the Planes world and the Cars world. He’s your average boy that likes anything with wheels and anything that flies of course. And these artists take what children love and bring them to life and they make it look easy. These guys being Art Hernandez, the Head of Story, and Lawrence Gong, the Story Artist for Planes: Fire & Rescue, who are amazing. It’s not until you sit down with a story artist, that you realize just how much goes into making an animated movie. A LOT! From Story boards to a little bit of acting and from being able to take criticism to the success of seeing your product on the big screen.
So much work goes into these movies….Each scene takes anywhere from 100 to over 1,000 drawings. That’s a lot of art work.
I’ve seen Art draw before but really it never gets old. He is amazing at it and after drawing the same characters over and over and over again he can draw one in about six seconds.
Here are some photos that illustrate the very early stages of the art which are transformed.
Then from there it goes into more detail and becomes the amazing movie that you see on the big screen. And according to Art:
“If we do our jobs right, you’ll forget you’re looking at hand drawings.” – Art Hernandez
And after seeing Planes Fire and Rescue you forget. It looks so good. It’s better than the first movie Planes. So go see it when it comes out and I hope you appreciate the work that goes into it.