Animator Profile – Joanna Quinn

Joanna Quinn is an English award-winning Animator, most notable for her work on The Canterbury Tales (1998), Famous Fred (1996) and films following anti-heroine Beryl.

Her commercial clients include Charmin (toilet paper), Whiskas (cat food) and United Airlines. All these commercials have Quinn’s distinctive drawing style, always animated by hand, on paper.


Body Beautiful (1990):

Joanna Quinn – How I Animate

Animator Profile – Joanna Quinn

It’s About Spending Time Together

It’s about spending time together. from ainslie henderson on Vimeo.

Watch the amazing expressions, especially Oliver’s in the back seat just as he starts to quietly cry. Another beautiful short by Ainslie Henderson… and a great example of films from ‘Memory’.

It’s About Spending Time Together

Sleeping Beauty Behind the Scenes – Four Artists Paint A Tree

This short documentary, focuses on the group work that was needed to bring Sleeping Beauty to fruition, with many artists achieving a continuous style and design. It then follows the different styles of Disney artists and their approach to painting the same tree, exploring their different  approaches to the study of nature.

Sleeping Beauty Behind the Scenes – Four Artists Paint A Tree

Inka Bola – Patrick Pujalte

Final Year Film

Making Of

First Year Showreel

Since finishing at Gobelins, l’école de l’image in 2009, Patrick has gone on to work on films such as The Tale of Desperaux, Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2.

Patrick currently works at Dreamworks’ Oriental division as a Senior Animator.


Inka Bola – Patrick Pujalte

Sketchbook Ideas: One-Point Perspective

For this coming week let’s focus on some perspective drawing techniques. Developing this will help our understanding of space and volume as well as observational skills.

Start to fill your sketchbooks with basic shapes and progress to objects you find, drawing them from different perspective points. After exploring these you should advance your work to producing an environment in One-Point Perspective.


Gustave Caillebotte

Robert C. Jackson

Joseph Mallord William Turner


Philip Bannister

Leonardo Da Vinci

Shapes in Perspective Construction Tutorials:

How to Draw Perspective – Draw With Jazza

Introduction to Linear Perspective – Alphonso Dunn

Drawing Elipses in Perspective

Sourced from IDsketching

One Point Perspective Room

Sketchbook Ideas: One-Point Perspective