Hey there guys!
Ya know I'm the one who brings out the strangest topics, but here I have a question for you...
What do you think define Disney's style the best in terms of drawing?
I'm asking because I'm trying so much to have a disney-ish style, mainly inspired by the 90's movies such as Tarzan, Treasure Planet, Hunchback Of Notre Dame, Aladdin and so on, but sometimes it happens that people (not necessarily on DA) still classify it as "manga", or "too manga"... please note that it's not that I hate manga or something, but when it comes to jobs and professional matters this thing sometimes turns out to be no good, at least for the experiences I've been having 'til now.
Moreover, Disney style is totally my favorite and somehow it's always been my main point of reference, even when I was younger, or in the period in which I was only drawing manga, and I want to improve in that direction. Since when I truly started applying with it, is the one that has given me more satisfaction so far while drawing
so it's more of a personal matter to me. I would like people who look at my drawings to recognize that Disney is my main inspiration! :> (luckily, it already happened sometimes!! XD)
So I just would like to know some opinions from you guys about the subject.
I've always believed that style is a matter of target- I mean, Disney movies are directed to kids first (even though they have multiple levels in which they can be read - just think of The Hunchback of Notre Dame or Treasure Planet...), and so are most shonen manga, so there is...something about the styles that is similar, in terms of graphics. For example, Eyeshield 21 (especially in the middle of the story) or Gurren Lagann (in this case an anime), I think, have something that resembles a bit Disney in terms of characters' eyes, characterization, and in some case even expressions.
So I think that it's wrong to always separate the two things and keep on saying "It's too manga here", "It's too manga there"... =___= influences most of the times are unconscious and their mix is what define an artist's personal style, after all.
But I would like to know if you guys spot some "true" differences between Disney style and a so called "hybrid" (a mix of manga and other styles, usually Disney, in facts), something that really characterize Disney...
I'm doing this kind of research all the time (seriously I've watched SO many Disney movies SO many times in the past year, and I still do! XD) and I think that I'm heading on the right direction considering the stuff I did just a year ago (was much more "manga-ish"), but it's always good to hear other people's opinions and tips, if you have some!
I still have a long way to go and hearing what you think could help me improving or personalizing my current style...
IT'S KNOWLEDGE POWER
Do you think my style is still... too manga? I really want to understaaannnddd!!
Thank you very much, and sorry for the weird questions... °_°