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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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115 A First Impression — Your Intended Goal

Last week I touched briefly on my theory of the use of angles for getting movement in still drawings. I also have a theory about establishing the pose solidly in your mind before starting to draw. It’s called “first impression.” It allows you (actually forces you) to first of all decide what the pose represents to you story-wise. In doing so you get the juices flowing. Energy is gathered to carry off your goal. If you don’t have anything to “tell” in your drawing then your energy is not aroused or is dissipated on a non-goal.

In Unlimited Power by Anthony Robbins, he puts it this way, “When the mind has a defined target, it can focus and direct and refocus and redirect until it reaches its intended ...

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