Fast Company’s Susan Karlin writes about Karl Gnass, Mark MacDonnell, and Bob Kato continuing the tradition of life drawing at Disney in a recent article.

“For 82 years, Disney’s in-studio life drawing classes have helped evolve its animated characters. But as increasing reliance on computers lures young animators away from classical drawing, three of Disney’s current master teachers, and a Disney artist, are reminding them why figure drawing is still crucial.”

Check out the full article Learning The Flesh:  Why Disney Sends Its Animators To Life Drawing Classes


(L-R) Bob Kato, Karl Gnass, Susan Karlin, Mark McDonnell, and Dan Cooper at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con