From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Thomas Smith
Today, we’re inside Rafiki’s Planet Watch at Disney’s Animal Kingdom to continue our special series of “Learn to Draw” videos featuring your favorite Disney characters! As a tribute to the 1994 animated classic, “The Lion King,” Disney Character Artist Brian James Fichtner joins us from The Animation Experience at Conservation Station with easy-to-follow instructions on creating the young lion hero- Simba.
At the Animation Experience, Disney character artists help guests get started with paper that already includes a basic head shape and guidelines. Disney Parks Blog readers can now download the same paper right here.
As you can see in the video, Brian begins the tutorial by drawing circles inside the guidelines for Simba’s eyes and then uses the center guideline to help create his nose before finishing the details of his face. Watch the video, download our paper and then try it yourself!
Also, check out some of our other character tutorials below and let us know who you’d like to see created in the future.
- Learn to Draw: Mickey Mouse Drawing Series Begins with 1920s Art
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- Learn to Draw Winnie the Pooh
- Learn to Draw Jack Skellington
- Learn to Draw Oswald the Lucky Rabbit
- Learn How to Draw ‘Frozen’s’ Anna
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