Not every animation director/writer can draw, but it's pretty cool when they can. Chris Sanders has done a lot in the animation community and I picked up one of his sketchbooks from his site (with autograph, sweet!).  He directed Lilo and Stich (voiced Stich) and How to Train Your Dragon, among numerous other things. Check out his IMBD page for the list.  I'm a big fan of illustrators, comic book artists and animators' sketchbooks. I've been picking up a few and Chris's is a great one. He's got a clean style and his characters are fun to draw. He's currently co-directing Disney's The Croods. Here are a few of my drawings trying my hand at Chris's style.

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AuthorJake Hawley