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EXCITING Announcement concerning the UPCOMING PROWeekend here in NASHVILLE!  We've listened to your requests and have reshaped and refocused the event to make it more ANIMATION focused.  One change, is we are sliding Skottie Young to another even down the road that will be more comic book-centric and I will replace him as the third speaker.  (He is in support of the change and looks forward to coming another time!)  I will speak on "Character Performance: From Character Design through final animation".  Of course, we still have Claire Keane and Ruben A. Aquino rounding out the event!  Second, so we can include more of you that want to attend- we ARE REDUCING THE PRICE to $150 for early registration (price increases to $175 on Oct. 10).  To do this, we have condensed the event to Saturday only, in return alleviating your need to have a hotel for Sat. night.  You requested, we listened, and now we have the perfect event for any animation lover/student/ artist!  Hit the link below to register and share this with your artistic friends!  We hope to see you in Nashville NEXT MONTH!  (No worries if you've already purchased a ticket at full price, we are refunding the savings back to you!)  taughtbyapro.com/proweekend/

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Tom Bancroft
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
United States
I'm a former Disney supervising animator (Mushu from Mulan and a few others) as well as director at Big Idea Productions (Veggietales) for a couple years. For 7 years I co-owned an illustration/animation development studio, Funnypages Productions just outside of Nashville, TN.

I am now working on my own freelancing and doing other contract work for TV, film, comics children's books, video games and other kids stuff!

I wrote and drew 4 issues of my creator- owned series, "Opposite Forces". Also, I wrote and illustrated the character design instructional book "CREATING CHARACTERS WITH PERSONALITY" through Watson-Guptill publishing. My next book "CHARACTER MENTOR" comes out in 2012 from Focal Press publishers.
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MagicalMaxy Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
I finished it!!
Here you go Tom magicalmaxy.deviantart.com/art… :)
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tombancroft Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Filmographer
I saw it already, but wanted to say thanks here also!  Fun!
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funnyline Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great pictures, Tom!

Sincerely~
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tombancroft Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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StitchxToothless Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student Filmographer
Hi Mr. Bancroft!

I recently reread your "Don't go to art school"  journal entry and was wondering if you had any suggestions for what I should do after I graduate High School.  I don't care about getting a degree in art/animation;  I just want to learn how to draw and animate like a professional.  Most of my elders have told me that I need a degree to get hired... but isn't a good reel better than a piece of paper?
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tombancroft Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional Filmographer
You only need a degree in art if you want to TEACH art (especially in the U.S.).  That said, IF its something you can afford, then art school IS a great thing.  My point is that its not the ONLY way, especially if you're going to go hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt for that degree.  YES, make the best animation reel (if you want to animate) AND portfolio as humanly possible.  That's your key to open doors.  The rest is a great attitude and experience.
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StitchxToothless Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student Filmographer
Okay then!  I'll have to work on that portfolio and experience.  See you in Nashville!
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RandomCartoonz Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Hi Tom ^^

Do you have any tips for drawing people.. naked? 
If so, I'd love to hear.
Your books are amazing!
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tombancroft Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Filmographer
A mirrror?  Kidding.  Most all anatomy books and life drawing classes have nude models, so the info is out there.  I'm glad you like my books. Thanks. 
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RandomCartoonz Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Ha! Good one. Thank you! :hug:
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