These books are more thinking than drawing technique books. He is passionate about animation, which so often gets overlooked in the art world I confess to having slightly disregarding it myself! Think about art, think about the story your pose tells, think like an artist. Walt Disney downplayed it, but really they basically shot every scene in live action before traditionally animating it. Included alongside plenty of text are drawings from both Walt and many famous Disney animators as they attended his workshops. Feb 04, First Second Books added it Shelves: I’m definitely going to order Walt’s second volume.

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Drawn to Life: 20 Golden Years of Disney Master Classes: Volume 1: The Walt Stanchfield Lectures

I found “Drawn to Life” immensely helpful and, beyond that, I also felt like it allowed me to get to know Walt as a person.

From philosophy, mindsets and attitudes to technical details and specific suggestions to tackle problems, you’ll find this extremely detailed set of handouts to be both wonderful insight into the minds of the best storytellers in the film industry as well as a great instruction manual for aspiring artists such as myself.

He has worked for Disney since the s. Trying to read these books as you might The Illusion of Life or Character Animator Crash Course will leave your mind spinning and information leaking out of your ears. Jun 17, Steve Atkinson rated it it was amazing.


I feel inspired after reading this book and if anyone has an interest in animation or drawing, particularly narrative drawing, this book is a must-read. Mar 28, Stephen rated it really liked it Shelves: Paperbackpages. As such, it shouldn’t be read in one sitting, but instead read in bits, probably before practice sessions, to focus on these aspects.

Drawn to Life is a collection of lectures from long-time Disney animator Walt Stanchfield wikipedia link. In a closing Stanchfield styley statement: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

You can use the Amazon UK links also. Defin A wealth of information for artists especially in animation.

drawn to life walt stanchfield pdf

Delicious Many of the lectures are scribbled on notebook paper, revealing some of the real magic behind Disney magic. The information within is enough to spend a lifetime pouring over and trying to implement into your own work. E-mail The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. I file th This is a book by artists, for artists. By the way – I’d like to order books from your amazon links so you can a little commission – but they’re all.

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A good follow up to this book is Vilppu’s Drawing Manual which explores the concept of gesture and building figures from volumes further. This is a great book. There are plenty of essays in the books. I’m definitely going to order Walt’s second volume.

Review: Drawn to Life (vol. 1 & 2) – Animator Island

These energetic scribbles are marvelous to observe and study. The reason for two volumes is probably to make the books easier to handle. Nov 15, Parka rated it it was amazing Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


And if you aren’t dying to pick up a pencil halfway through, there’s something wrong with you. This book is simply amazing.

drawn to life walt stanchfield pdf

It may require a bit of discipline to make it cover to cover. Instead you might consider reading them as Walt always stanchfieod Dec 12, Brian rated it it was amazing.

The Verdict Drawn to Life volumes 1 and 2 by Walt Stanchfield are incredible collections of secrets of both drawing and animation.

drawn to life walt stanchfield pdf

Jan 06, J. I was only reading a chapter or two a day to soak in the information and apply it to my work. Published for the first time ever, Drawn to Life is a pdv volume collection of the legendary lectures from long-time Disney animator Walt Stanchfield.

For over twenty years, Walt helped breathe life into the new golden age of animation with these teachings at the Walt Disney Animation Studios Discover the lessons that drswn bring about a new golden age of Disney animation!