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ambiguous : It’s such a shame that your character was never used. The designs and sketches of him are brilliant!

Why : That's so awesome! I'm Chinese and I think your Asian faces are very on point and I love them

NicoToonZ : It's wonderful to see how good Disney was with their hand-drawn animation back in the day.

Bunda Bear Productions : Wow that was so awesome to see. Those drawings you did for Mulan were amazing!!

Amelia Seyruun : I'm an animation student and it's my dream to work for Disney as an animator or illustrator. Mulan is one of my favorite Disney movies ever.

SonderBeyondHer : 12:34 "Does this dress make me look fat?" LOL such a good impression

LivSkyo : You're a real inspiration, Aaron! I wish we could buy prints of some of these sketches - I'd love to frame one. Thanks for sharing!

numufu : I wish I could have seen some early drawings from The Lion King. Do you plan to upload more?

Kate : Brother bear was my childhood. Wow. Thanks. That’s awesome. I learned how to draw the Disney bears by copying the cover of the dvd case over and over again. Awesome! That’s crazy.

Prashobh Nair : Hey. Don't know if you would come across this, but you have been an inspiration to me. Thank you

Jordan Briskin : Aside from the few *BEAUTY AND THE BEAST* and *RESCUERS DOWN UNDER* drawings, I noticed that the vast majority of these pieces were from *MULAN;* I, for one, would have appreciated seeing some of your work from *POCAHONTAS,* *ALADDIN* and *LION KING,* in addition....

Big Bubba Gaming : This is probably the greatest video I've ever watched! I love Milan and learning the multiple processes an plans that were put out before the movie was even in production is fascinating! I always wanted to do Disney character designs and this video inspires me to practice more on my anatomy and facial expressions. I'll never live the dream of designing the characters but it won't stop me from trying.

Zidders Roofurry : The fact you took the time to learn to sketch them in a non-stereotyped way is awesome. I love Mulan and really appreciate getting to see this stuff. Do you have any plans to digitize these? Even if only to save them should something unfortunate happen to them.

Lyn A. : I feel like I'm looking through an awesome art museum. Thanks for showing us these, sir!

Amberfanged : It's really cool to see some of your old drawings!

Koneko Kawaii : Hi ! Amazing art ! Could you show us old drawing from the lion king ? It's my favorite disney movie :)

Tony Music : I'll do algebra, I'll put up with calculus, I'll even push through trigonometry... But graphing is where I draw the line!

Olivia Coucci : Thank you so much for showing this! I've been struggling recently with whether I want to focus on storyboarding or animating and every time I see your videos I feel that spark that I felt the first time I knew I wanted to be an animator. This video couldn't have come at a better time for me. I already have a stack of papers beside me ready to draw some characters!! Thank you for inspiring me to become an animator!


Aaron Welch : That is a true treasure you have right there. great work!

Richard Mika : the pink drawings of the beast had a neat look

Jackeri-Jack : Anyone else feel as though Mulan would have been a far more interesting adult animated film than a kid's film? The traitorous General plus the storyboards that develope Shan Yu's character showed a lot of potential for this.

Edwin Nande Gutierrez : I know u posted this a long time ago, but I have a question: When do you know you reach the final design of the character you are visually searching for? I mean it just keeps kinda evolving and going from iconic to realistic, and so on° but yeah, when do you see your design and go : This is the one. ?

Angelica000 : treasure!

StageLined : 17:04 Disney would never have the nerve!!

Rachel Lane : That was AWESOME!!!! So much work!!! God you just don't appreciate the hours and hours you guys put in!!! Especially for characters that don't even make the film!!! Full respect! ;)

Daaver Shah : New Subscriber. Thankyou.

Kenneth Garza : You truly are a huge inspiration to me and I would like to see more of lion kind please!! Also who did Tarzan? That's my number one film of all time.

Nialler 329 : That's amazing! very encouraging to see it took some trial and error even for the best of best!

Angelica Square : What an honor and great experience watching this, being an animation student at the Academy of Art

leerag : Sorry but I laughed....this is old....as old as the camera man. Awesome to see

dasha : Wow, you paint very nicely.

Stephanie Wozny : Man, what a treasure trove!

Hamstrung Harry : I love these, your work and design philsophy reminds me of what Chien Yi was talking about in that character design lecture he had what I believe was over 15 years ago, where he mentioned to know and respect your subject. Just the amount of studies to capture Chinese faces shows that philosophy in what it seems to be the Disney philosophy of really getting to know your subject and/or a given culture.

Buckethead Props : Love those beast drawings, incredible :D

Marc Hendry : Beautiful work Aaron. It's no wonder why you went far so early in your career

minru : Those are amazing drawings! It'd be great if you can share more of such sketch drawings in the future videos, and maybe explain your thoughts when you're designing those characters, what you take note of, how you'd go about create diff characters but that looks diff but fit in the same world, etc. Nevertheless, thanks for sharing!!

Daniel Hateley : You sir are a inspiration

ArtSkullz : Hello! I have been watching your stuff for a couple years now. I am really impressed with the stuff that you created 20 years ago, and even more so your newest works. I wanted to ask you for a bit of advice. I sketch everyday, and practice everyday, and Its clear that I am improving quickly due to that. However, I cannot seem to find any projects or jobs to apply these skills to in order to further improve myself. This is local to where I live of course. I really long for the kind of projects you took part in when you were younger but i am finding that I am hitting a wall in improvement because I don't have anyone who can critique my work and mentor me on art. I don't know if you could provide me with a community or a resource where I could find a mentor? I wish there were apprenticeships these days but it doesn't seem to be a popular concept anymore. Its one thing to draw constantly but that feedback I really need is missing, and I am not able to attend an art school to find teachers. Any suggestion would be extremely appreciated and helpful. Keep up the amazing videos!

Amy Samin : So interesting to see all the thought, time, and hard work that went into Mulan (obviously into the other films, but this video was mostly Mulan). I love seeing and reading about how characters develop into the final version. The details about Yao were great! I would love to know the story behind his eye.

Samuel Read Art : Awesome! I love hearing you talk through your thinking and the processes when designing the characters. Gives great insight into the industry back then, as well as great ideas for when I'm creating my own characters for work and personal projects! Thanks guys. Inspiring as always.

yogissjKaio : Awesomely amazing ! superb art works, nothing beats hand drawn animation :)

Elijah Frederick : Great drawings! Sad that we didn't see Nala though. 😢

J Nada : looks like you gave it all and composed a deep, great villain and they screwed you by discarding it and giving you a shallow goofball character. your work is inspiring

Alien Build : Your brother Travis was actually really good too. Did he also persue an Art career?

Shahema Tafader : This video just made my day. Thank you so much for sharing it !

Cristian Villavicencio : Your work is a real inspiration! It's always cool to find stuff we have created a long time ago, so thanks for sharing your creations.

Ryu Usuka : masterrrrr

Michael Gardner : He was in Breck?! That’s like an hour and half from my house. 😭 I missed it.

kevin3591 : You can't beat a great drawings on a page that has peg bar holes.