In June, after the kids got out of school and before our annual passes were blocked out for the summer, we spent a lot of time at the Happiest Place on Earth, and California Adventure, the smaller park located across from the main one. One of my favorite things to do there is to attend Animation Academy and learn how to draw a Disney character while sitting in their comfortable, air-conditioned, art studio theatre.
The kids like it too, of course, but I could sit there in the studio all. day. long. The Imagineer demonstrates how to draw a different character every half hour, and you get paper, clipboard and a pencil without eraser, then sketch along with him. We've done Mickey, Daisy, Tigger and Pooh. Three in one day, because I kept wanting to go back.
Can you guess which Mickey was drawn by which family member?
There's also a book that has the same steps the Imagineers use to show the audience how to draw (over there in my left sidebar under "playing"). We checked it out from the library and are having fun with it at home, too.
So did you guess which one is mine? Do you think I missed my calling? I think my husband did, for sure!