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Drawn to Life: 20 Golden Years of Disney Master Classes Volume 1 by Don Hahn, Walt Stanchfield

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106 A Good Sketch Is Like a Good Joke

I still love to draw. After sixty years of drawing (I probably started around 10 years old) the subject matters have not depleted nor has my desire to “tell it on paper” been exhausted. Whenever Dee and I go anywhere, we don’t call it a vacation, we call it a “sketching trip.” She loves to drive and I love to sit on the passenger’s side and sketch.

Having been in animation for so many years has influenced my drawing. I try to get movement (life) into my sketches. I think drawings, though still, ought to have a feeling of liveliness, animation, energy, and must describe or dramatize an action. A drawing should be “charged” with persuasion. You know how a baby will smile when you smile at it, or cry, or act ...

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