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How to Draw Anna from Disney’s ‘Frozen’

Anna is the younger sister in Disney’s mega-hit sisterly-love-saves-all movie franchise “Frozen.” Fans of her character can now grab some paper and a pencil and get ready to learn how to draw Anna in this new video tutorial.  Your instructor is Hyun-min Lee, who was… Read More »How to Draw Anna from Disney’s ‘Frozen’

How to Draw Ariel, The Little Mermaid

Learn how to draw Ariel the Little Mermaid with easy to follow instruction by Mark Henn, the Directing Animator on “The Little Mermaid” from Walt Disney Animation Studios.   Henn has been a Disney Animator for 40 years. During his career he’s had the opportunity… Read More »How to Draw Ariel, The Little Mermaid

How to Draw: Wreck-it Ralph

With “Ralph Breaks the Internet” already burning up the box office at U.S. Theaters, it’s time to give your hand a try at drawing Wreck-it Ralph himself. The latest tutorial from Disney artist Stephen Ketchum at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort features easy to follow… Read More »How to Draw: Wreck-it Ralph

Learn to Draw – Baby Jack-Jack from Pixar’s Incredibles 2

If you remember when Disney’s Hollywood Studios used to offer classes on drawing some of Disney’s most beloved characters, you’ll be happy to know the tradition continues over at the Art of Animation Resort. A new video tutorial from one of Disney’s character artists shares… Read More »Learn to Draw – Baby Jack-Jack from Pixar’s Incredibles 2

How to Draw: 10 Disney Princesses

Arist Nyko of Tahiti, whose fan art of the upcoming Disney animated feature Moana, we’ve featured on the blog, has just come out with a tutorial that will help you learn to draw 10 different Disney Princesses. “I wanted to create this project because there… Read More »How to Draw: 10 Disney Princesses

Learn to draw Joy from Pixar’s Inside Out

The Animation Academy inside Disney’s Art of Animation Academy at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has recently developed quite a following in the park. You now can expect to wait at least one show in order to get in, sometimes two. I suspect Disney’s Learn to Draw… Read More »Learn to draw Joy from Pixar’s Inside Out

Learn to Draw: Goofy

The core Disney characters are known as the Fab Five, Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Pluto and Goofy. They’re about as classic as you can get when it comes to Disney animation. Now, thanks to this tutorial you can follow at home, you can learn to draw… Read More »Learn to Draw: Goofy

Home made Groot costume for under $100

10527323_10153025055076124_780402979283816721_nI’ve already seen some amazing cosplay characters from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. In fact, two local cosplay artists were hired by Disney to be Gamora and Starlord at the recent “Unlead the Villains” event at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Those were pretty cool, but this home made Groot costume is simply fantastic.

Calen Hoffman does make some pretty amazing custom cosplay props at Propcustomz, but his tutorial to make Groot is quite detailed and uses materials you can find just about anywhere there’s a hobby store and home improvement store. Those feeling courageous can probably do this themselves at home.

In order to create the rough tree-like look of the costume, Hoffman used tissue paper in a paper-mache glue and water mixture to add a bark like texture over foam pipe insulation attached to a body suit. Moss, he got from a hobby store’s train aisle, adds that great detail.

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