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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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129 Precious Instruments

I’ve been aware of how you all treat your pencils and pens as if they were precious instruments through which your inmost thoughts may be expressed. You gently urge the image onto the paper with a tenderness that suggests a personal affection for the whole process of drawing. You see musicians display that kind of emotional attachment to their instruments. Classical guitarists hug their instruments and manipulate their fingers along the strings as if they were caressing them. Pianists do the same (except you can’t hug a piano). I’ve seen them work their fingers on a key as if trying to get a vibrato out of the instrument like a violinist does. No way is this possible, but the feeling is there and that is an important ...

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