The Inspiration series on Beyond Art Tutorials is meant to showcase fantastic illustrators and animators who’s art has been an inspiration to me and that inspiration I wish to share with you to fuel you in pursuing your artistic endeavors. This article is devoted to one of the most talented animators today, Glen Keane:
Glen Keane is probably one of the most talented animators alive today. His works include designs and key animations on Disney movie favorties like The Little Mermaid, Tarzan, Beauty and the Beast, and most recently Tangled. His work embodies the sort of liveliness and illusion of simplicity definied in most Disney animation. The linework and colors look simple but they hide a complexity that can’t be easily emulated, plus they have an energy and life that is unmistakeable. I find looking at his work to be very inspiring, if nothing else I’d love to be able to imbue my characters with the same sort of vibrant life that he is able to do so easily.
I’ve posted some images of his work to inspire you. If you want to learn more about Glen Keane, read more about him here: