April 13, and this month is just flying by, I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe in this strange time. I just wanted to take a minute and wish Animator Glen Keane a very Happy Birthday, that's today! I know, I don't even have to say it, but Glen is also an "author and illustrator, he was a character animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios for feature films including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas, Tarzan
and Tangled. In 1992 Glen received the Annie Award for character animation, he later received the 2007 Winsor McCay Award for lifetime contribution to the field of animation, and in 2013 was named a Disney Legend.
In 2017, Keane directed Dear Basketball, an animated short film based on Kobe Bryant's retirement poem in The Players' Tribune. At the 90th Academy Awards, Keane and Bryant won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film for their work on "Dear Basketball."- thanks wikipedia
It was very cool to be able to visit Glen in his home studio and include that shot in my artist portrait project "The Artist Within: Book 2", have a look around, lot's of amazing stuff to look at.
You can see more portraits from the project here: https://sampselprestonphotography.com/the-artist-within-books-1-and-2
and you can order both books from "The Sideshow collectables" website here: https://www.sideshow.com/manufa…/sampsel-preston-photography