Updated: Dec 29, 2022
I have some fun news! I am currently in the middle of completing the sequel to Hale: The Rise of the Griffins and I can't wait to share the continuation of Hale's story with all my fans.
But apart from my writing endeavors, I like to work on my art. Walt Disney is one of my role models in terms of being a creator. There were so many hardships he pushed through in his life, like poverty, the disapprovement of his craft from his family, plagiarism by other companies, then later bankruptcy, and so forth. It was no easy road that lead him to his successes. The Disney company he's invented has grown so much and has continued to grow since his passing.
Walt originally created wacky cartoons featuring Mickey Mouse. Mickey has evolved so much throughout since his creation. From a wacky mouse to a serious main character, mickey is remembered by every generation since his creation. He is even memorable despite his ongoing changing looks and the different animation techniques used! Which goes to show that Walt Disney welcomed change.
The amount of love Walt put into all his work is admirable, and that is why it stayed alive. His works have become a staple to animators and storytellers throughout the world. Not to mention, a staple to entertainment companies. Whether wacky or serious, his stories have a place in our hearts as he made it his prerogative to make people smile!
By honoring him and mickey, I have created a Mickey-inspired NFT collection, reinvented as llamas. Why llamas? Because llamas are fancy! Seriously, the explanation is in the title. This is an ever-growing collection, as there are so many Mickey movies which make me excited as I will continue to publish each piece.
Each piece is hand-drawn, to honor Walt Disney's original animation technique—and animated to add include Mickey's wacky allure. It was a pleasure to complete these first six pieces, check them out on my Artwork page. They are available in OpenSea.
The pieces were inspired by the following Mickey movies: Gallopin' Gaucho, Plane Crazy, Steamboat Willie, Karnival Kid, The Band Concert, and Brave Little Tailor. I love that you can automatically see the differences in Mickey throughout these six movies (which were only a span of a few years), the slow transformation from looney storylines to a more serious storyline, and the introduction and enhancement of color throughout time! My personal favorite is the Brave Little Tailor, as you can experience the full allure of the amazing film in this short piece!
Hope you enjoy them! Leave a comment below.