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Red Sonja 2 by tombancroft
Red Sonja 2
This was a commission I did for one of my upper tier (the one that gets a commission every month) Patrons over on my Patreon support page.  He asked for Red Sonja, so I Tom B-ed one up for him!  It was fun.   If you're interested and want to support me, check it out here:
It's Monday, so that means a NEW OUTNUMBERED is up for your enjoyment and sharability!  So make like a leaf- and share!…
The Bancroft Brothers Animation Podcast #17 is UP at the link below and on iTunes!  This one is all about "Creating your After-Hours Dream project while working for THE MAN" and features an interview with development artist/ children's' book author Ovi Nedelcu!…
Aurora and Northstar by tombancroft
Aurora and Northstar
I did a quickie sketch of my version (though heavily influenced by John Byrne, who designed them) of the brother and sister act of Aurora and Northstar from Marvel's ALPHA FLIGHT.  
Hey Deviant Art pals- I just created a FREE 5 video lesson on SKILLSHARE(.com) called "4 Tips to make your Character Designs BETTER"!  This tips are things I learned while working at Disney Animation for 11 years and I think you'll pick up things that will make you improve NOW.  There's also a character design assignment, so I look forward to seeing what you post.  Please share this will everyone you think would be interested.

More to come!  Thanks, Tom B.
It's Monday, so that means a NEW OUTNUMBERED is up for your enjoyment and sharability!  So make like a leaf- and share!…


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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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TalonsofIceandFire Featured By Owner Edited 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello again Mr. Bancroft. Currently, I have two decision that I have to make: one is go and attend either PNCA or Cornish during this fall and live on my own (I have a $50,000 scholarship for the former and a $30,000 scholarship for the latter). And the other is to live with my Father and his family in LA and spend one year working on my skills and then apply to a school such as CalArt...and I may have to take community college also. Being more or less an animation veteran, and as my goal is to make art and animation on the internet, I would like to know what you think is the best choice?
Ninoru Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Filmographer
In class today, we were going over facial exaggerations for character animation, and my professor showed some of your work when you animated Mushu. I just thought it was really cool because of how Ballinger had that skype call with you earlier this semester :) Your work is great!
frankiepig2003 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
I'm throwing a new art contest for my superheroines Fury and Justice Girl!  I'd love you to be a part of it.…
Lady-Bubulle Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist
Hi Tom, I bought and read your nook "Creating Character with personality", it helps me a lot, so thank you for that. Your drawings are wonderful !
tombancroft Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thanks.  I'm so glad you found my first book useful.  I think you'd like the second one, Character Mentor, even more.  I do!  Best to you!
norokuart Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  New member Student Traditional Artist
Your art is just... Amazing! Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1]  Really, you are a big inspiration for me, I admire your work :) The face expressions, the body & all! 
tombancroft Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thanks so much for the kind compliments.  I hope you can check out my two books (Creating Characters with Personality and Character Mentor) for help in those areas, if you'd like.
Larscatson Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  New member Student Digital Artist
I learned from your books so many things!
I cannot thank you enough Clap 
I would be grateful if you could make reference about rendering or composition.
tombancroft Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, I'm glad you like it.  
VPizarro626 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 8, 2015
I just thought I should stop by every once in a while to tell you how much I admire your work. That's all. Have a wonderful day!
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