Learn how to draw Disney heroes and villains for free with top animators


Image: Screenshot from Disney Parks YouTube

We are all Elsa now, locked up in our castles in case we cause havoc to others.

Not a fairy tale way to begin the new decade, but you can bring a little magic to your lives with free online classes courtesy of Disney and YouTube.

First up, Walt Disney Animation Studios is releasing the series #DrawWithDisneyAnimation, where supervisors and directing animators teach you to how to draw the characters they looked after during production of the films you've been bingeing on Disney+. We're not talking 'easy' How To videos for kids here, as these are tutorials straight from experts' hands (although no harm if you share them with your little princes and princesses.)

There are eight videos so far in the Draw With Disney series, as embedded in the below playlist. But there's more where that came from, as you'll see. 


Animation Supervisor at Disney Animation Studios Michael Woodside is also releasing his own videos as part of his 'Social Drawing' series, which has given us 29 videos and counting since March.

Michael's lessons are a bit more unique as he digs up cultish characters like Vanellope and Oswald alongside Mickey and other big-hitters. There's even a villain or two in there, as you'll see.


Going further back to 2014, Disney Parks released its own set of 42 tutorials as taught by the Animation Academy talents at the theme park's Hollywood Studios.


With 79 videos to choose from and counting, there's no excuse to be bored.

Related: Must see art shows and creative documentaries on Disney Plus

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