• Rico Lebrun teaching animal drawing

    7 days ago - By Gurney Journey

    Rico Lebrun (1900-1964) was an Italian-born painter / sculptor who made important contributions in teaching animal drawing.
    He studied mural painting in Naples and Florence before coming to America. He taught at Chouinard Art Institute and then at the Disney Studios.
    Joining another great teacher, Don Graham, he helped animators understand animal anatomy as they worked on the film "Bambi."
    To help Disney's artists, Lebrun created model sheets simplifying the skeleton to a mannikin. He put the mannikins through their paces, emphasizing the flexibility of their spines and the line of action...
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