a-pencil-in-their-hand kick, I strolled on by Jim Hull's uber groovy Seward Street blog and came across this note from Glen Keane....
The question asked of Glen was, "If you were to be starting today trying to become an animator, what do you think you would need to do?" And his answer was...Well, if I was just starting as an animator I would take drawing really seriously. A lot more seriously than probably a lot of other animators would say, but that's me; that's how I approach it..... To me, if I feel like if you're going to really push into where I think acting needs to go, and we're going to really compete with live action, then our acting needs to go to levels where you're really dealing with subtle, deeper human emotions. The only way you can really capture that, besides being in touch with your own heart in your acting, is to be able to draw how you feel. It requires a real understanding of anatomy and to be able to draw really well, to communicate.
Safe to say Glen's a guy worth listening to on this whole burrito. And it's also safe to say that Jim's got a killer blog running. In case you didn't know he's the fella who put up those tasty Milt Kahl MP3's a while back. My favorite track is #4 about Getting the Most Out of a Scene. Good stuff!