At Disney’s Hollywood Studios in The Magic of Disney Animation attraction, guests can learn to draw a Disney character led by a Disney trained artist! The FREE part is that you get to take your drawing home with you! The classes run about every 30 minutes and classes often fill to capacity. Check your times guide to see what time the classes end, since often times this closes before the rest of the park.
A year ago tomorrow, I pinned some Princess Silhouette Art that I wanted to use in the baby’s nursery, if the baby were a girl. Well, he wasn’t! Since I had a boy, over 6 months ago, I didn’t want to use the Princess art in his room. Instead, I decided to use Disney Weenie’s for the silhouettes. If you’re not familiar with what a Disney “Weenie” is, it’s a visual icon in a Disney Park that draws in guests. Think Spaceship Earth, Cinderella Castle, Tree of Life and The Sorcerer’s Hat.
So, I made my own Weenie Silhouettes! I failed to take pictures of the full process. I only have the final product. 🙁 But, I’ll give you the details of how I did it!
First I did a Google Image search for each of the icons. I searched for “Disney Spaceship Earth Silhouette” until I found an image I liked. For the Tree of Life and Spaceship Earth, I had to find a picture of those icons on a trading pin. For the Sorcerer’s Hat, I found an embroidery design I liked. Once I found all my images, I saved them, cropped them and printed them on a full 8.5×11 sheet of paper.
Next, I placed the printed copy of the icon on the colored card stock paper. I used an exacto knife to cut out the outline of the images on the printed copy. Then I was able to see the faint indention on the colored paper and used the exacto knife again to cut out the image.
Once I had all of my icons cut out of the colored paper, I placed them on a sheet of white paper and framed them.
Once I get them hung in Big-E’s room, I’ll take another picture!
For my next Silhouette project, I may do the Toy Story Characters: Buzz, Woody, Jessie, etc!
I read an interesting story last week about a personalized Auburn Tiger playing football drawn and autographed by Walt Disney. Supposedly, it was given to “Red” Sugg , son-in-law of Auburn legend Cliff Hare, in the 1950s. The article claims it’s located in the Lovelace Athletic Museum. But, last week when I was there we could not find this prized drawing. 🙁
Do any of my Auburn/ Disney fans know anything about this? I’d love to know more!!
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Disney and Barneys New York have released new details about the list of fashion icons featured in the upcoming Electric Holiday moving art short. The moving art short will feature Disney characters in a fantasy Paris runway show attended by world renowned designers, some of the industry’s most revered hair and make-up artists, well respected fashion journalists, photographers and editors, and trend-setting celebrities.
The ‘line art’ drawing depicts Suzy Menkes, Steven Meisel, Bryan Boy, Alber Elbaz and Carine Roitfeldas they have been reimagined through the magic of Disney and Barneys New York. Other fashion notables rumored to be included in the front row of the moving art short include Franca Sozzani, Emmanuelle Alt, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Glenda Bailey.
Disney and Barneys New York reveal part of the high fashion line up for the upcoming Electric Holiday moving art short. The Electric Holiday moving art will feature models inspired by Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse as well as other iconic Disney characters as they star in a fantasy Paris runway show, capturing the essence of the high-fashion world along with the electrically-charged colors and brilliant lights of the magical world of Disney. The ‘line art’ drawing depicts (from left to right): Suzy Menkes, Steven Meisel, Bryan Boy, Alber Elbaz, and Carine Roitfeld as they have been reimagined through the magic of Disney and Barneys New York.
About the Electric Holiday Campaign
Electric Holiday is a multi-platform initiative infused with fashion and fantasy that will merge the creativity and magic of Disney with the wit and surprise of the legendary Barneys New York annual holiday campaign to create a celebration of festive modern electric lights, music and fashion.
Beginning in mid-November, the Barneys New York Madison Avenue windows will serve as the centerpiece of the Electric Holiday campaign in which an exclusive moving art short created by Disney artists, will be showcased amid a celebration of lights. Disney has also created a modern, three-dimensional electric light show that will encompass the Madison Avenue store entrance and showcase the moving art housed within the windows. To accompany the façade and moving art, Oscar®-winning composer Michael Giacchino is creating an original score of highly-charged music to bring the show to life. The Electric Holiday program and the Madison Avenue flagship’s windows will be unveiled on November 14th.
About the Electric Holiday Moving Art Short
The Electric Holiday moving art will feature models inspired by Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse as well as other iconic Disney characters as they star in a fantasy Paris runway show, capturing the essence of the high-fashion world along with the electrically-charged colors and brilliant lights of the magical world of Disney. Minnie and Mickey are transported into a fantasy world where they are transformed from their traditional Disney form into dream-like fashion-forward runway models, and are joined on the Paris runway by five other models evocative of other iconic Disney personalities: Goofy, Daisy Duck, Snow White, Princess Tiana, and Cruella de Vil.
Each transformed Disney model is dressed in a one-of a-kind exclusive look created by some of the most influential fashion designers in the world, including: Nicholas Ghesquière for Balenciaga, Oliver Rousteing for Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana, Alber Elbaz for Lanvin, Peter Copping for Nina Ricci, Proenza Schouler, and Rick Owens.
To fully bring the iconic Disney characters into the Barneys world, true fashion insiders will be featured within the moving art short. The result depicts a unique, fantasy Paris show with all of the real-world elements of backstage, front-row and runway in illustrated form.