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Artist Spotlight

May 29, 2024 - Author: Jessica Fisher

An artist who makes myths real.

Yes, The Muses tell of ancient heroes, but without artist Brittney Hackett their tune would go unsung and unseen. Enjoy this Q&A with this talented artist who brought this chorus of divas to life.

 

Thanks for joining us for this conversation, Brittney. What Disney story or character has inspired you most?

Brittney: Is it strange to say Walt Disney himself and everyone that has worked for him? I've watched so many behind-the-scenes featurettes about the work they've done to make my childhood what it was. Whenever I think of a character or movie, I always think about the artists behind it.

 

What’s your process to reinterpreting a classic character?
Brittney: I love drawing Disney characters even outside of what I've designed for Lorcana. I always try and keep in mind is their personality and the WHY they move in a certain way or WHY they express a certain emotion.

 

How do you go about studying the movement/posing/anatomy of a character before you start sketching?

Brittney: I like watching short clips and if I happen to have a book with references for the character, I'll use that too. But I mostly use image references I find online. Also, something I like to do that gives me motivation is listening to the soundtrack for the movie the character is from.

 

If you could visit one Disney location which one would it be?

Brittney: Just one?! I know you mean from a film, but I honestly would love to visit Disneyland again, it's been such a long time since I've been there.

 

Where can people find you on social media?
Brittney: On Instagram at @brittney.jh. Instagram