Benson Shum enjoys creating and telling stories through animation and illustration. He is originally from Vancouver, BC and studied at Capilano University and Sheridan College. He has worked at various studios including, Sony Pictures Imageworks, The Moving-Picture Company (MPC), DHX Media, Rainmaker, Atomic Cartoons, Bardel Entertainment, Prime Focus, and currently an Animator at Walt Disney Feature Animation Studios in Burbank, California. His inspiration comes from his love of children's book illustrations, and observation of the little things in life. Benson is currently working with Disney Publishing on a book he developed and illustrated called "Holly's Day at the Pool". which is part of the Walt Disney Animation Studios Artist Showcase series. It will be in store April, 2017!
Workshop | Cartoon Character Development
Together with Disney's Benson Shum you will take a look at what inspirations influence his work. You will learn about character creation and development, achieve good character posing and use watercolor and ink to create drawings of your character. At the end of the workshop you yourself will have created a small painting of a character you've developed together with Benson.