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Friday, March 15th, 2019

Visual Artists: Spend The Most Important 20 Minutes Of Your Life!

Please share… If you are a visual artist or student, here is one of the most important 20 minutes you’ll ever spend in your life…

Animation Resources is a LOT more than just a webpage. For the past decade, we have been building the best collection of reference material for animators, cartoonists and illustrators that has ever been amassed. Using modern technology, we are digitizing priceless artwork, animated films and artists’ biographies and combining them in a searchable database. At this point, the database is a functional prototype- it’s only available to visitors to our facility in Los Angeles. But as Animation Resources grows, we will be able to upload more and more treasures to the internet to share with our supporting members and the worldwide animation commmunity. Our goal is to eventually make this database available over the internet to all of our membership.

PLEASE take 20 minutes out of your day and watch this video. Learn what we are building for the world. I think you will want to pitch in and help. You have the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of one of the most important projects for artists. Joining Animation Resources isn’t just about the perks of joining during our 15th Anniversary Membership Drive. It’s about supporting our Animation Archives Project so the knowledge of the past can be the foundation for animation’s future.

Please JOIN Animation Resources today!

Read about the benefits of membership and get FREE DOWNLOADS…

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Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

Feed The Muse


Are you an artist or do you just work in animation? You go to school to learn computer programs and basic skills. You work in a studio and pick up practical experience in the pipeline. How much time do you spend feeding your creativity?

About two weeks ago, Animation Resources offered you a treasure chest of inspiration and learning to help you become a better artist. Did you download it? If not, you should think about your priorities. All output with no input withers artistic spirit on the vine. You need to feed the muse.

Animation desperately needs creative people. Animation Resources is helping artists build up their creativity and expand their horizons. If animation is more to you than just a job, then you should be a member of Animation Resources. Don’t make excuses… Go download the treasures and JOIN today.


During Animation Resources’ Members Appreciation Month, we are sharing a FREE Reference Pack with you. For more information, see….


JOIN Animation Resources today and access a treasure trove of Members Only downloads!

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Monday, March 4th, 2019

Why should an illustrator join an animation group?

Classic Illustration Kay Nielsen

What do these illustrators have in common? Gustaf Tenggren, Mary Blair, Kay Nielsen, Harper Goff and Eldon Dedini… They all worked as concept artists in animation.

Why should an illustrator be a member of an animation group? Because the fundamental principles of design used in animation are the same as the ones used in illustration. The fields of animation and illustration have a lot to offer each other. Animation Resources is committed to acting as a bridge between a wide range of related creative fields.

Every other month, Animation Resources members receive an e-book full of high resolution images. Past e-books have featured L’Illustration magazine issues from the mid 1930s, steel engravings by Gustav Dore, the woodcuts of Hans Holbein and the German Art Nouveau magazine Jugend. But that’s not all. There are plenty of other reasons for an illustrator to be a member of Animation Resources. For more information on all the great perks you get for joining during our Members Appreciation Month, check out this link…


You might know Animation Resources from our posts on Facebook and the WWW, but there is a lot more to us than just our web pages. For the past fifteen years, Animation Resources has been building a digital archive dedicated to serving creative professionals and students. Take 20 minutes and watch this video demonstrating our digital archive…


If you would like to see some samples of the illustrators featured in our collection, see the Animation Resources Illustration Jump Page. Click through the links and you’ll discover a whole universe of inspiration…


Once you see the full impact of what Animation Resources does, we think you will want to be a part of it… even if you aren’t an animator.

JOIN Animation Resources Today!

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