Disney Animator Glen Keane Shares the Reality of Virtual Painting

Who knew that painting was possible in virtual reality? Seems like something of the future, but in fact, here it is. Over on The Verge, the website has been sharing information over the past year on virtual painting. With new apps and advancements in technology appearing to arise everyday, this is something you may want to check out.

Through the use of technology, painting three dimensionally is possible. To better showcase this new way of art, Disney animator and legend, Glen Keane, shares his work. With the use of painting in another element, he discusses how his range of expression in art has changed.

Keane is known for animating in films such as Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast. “When I draw in virtual reality I draw all the characters real life size. That doorway to the imagination is open a little wider. The edges of the paper are no longer there. This is not a flat drawing — this is sculptural drawing,” said Keane.

As to seeing this live art in action, take a look a the clip below. Seeing the dimensions and characters come to life will leave you in awe. In addition, this clip is a teaser for the upcoming Future of StoryTelling festival, which will be held in New York next month. If you would like more information on the event or program, please click here.



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