Started the week by enjoying a nice and sunny Saturday at the Lasseter Family Winery. This winery has such a nice and cozy atmosphere. Then on Thursday, attended a fundraising benefit event for the Techbridge school for girls at the Pixar Animation Studios and was treated to a special pre-release screening of Monsters University. To cap off the week, went to the Walt Disney Family Museum for a presentation of Disney/Pixar 101 by Pixar Producer Jonas Rivera and Disney historian Don Peri. Diane Disney Miller and her husband Ron Miller was also there attending the presentation.
This is the first time I donated one of my drawings and what better than to donate it to the Golden Gate Disneyana Club. I always have the lack of confident to show off my artwork in person other than to my family and close friends. But I build up some courage today and wanted to help out the club, so I donated this drawing I did for the Mermaid themed meeting. The drawing was for a raffle prize and there were quite some also very nice items up for raffle. All of them are authentic Disney collection items. But to my surprise, my drawing was one of the most wanted items in the raffle. Having dreamt of drawing for the Disney company, this is as close as I can go for now and was very happy to be acknowledged by Disney fanatics! This will encourage me to continue to create more artwork and hopefully, maybe in the future, my dream may come true again.
The year 2012 is wrapping up and looking back the past two years, I was involved with many Disney Magic. I spent last year's Christmas on the Disney Dream cruise line sailing in the Bahamas and then counted down the year at Disney World Magic Kingdom. But my most memorable moment this year is when I was invited to perform my musical show "A Tribute to Walt Disney" at the Walt Disney Family Museum. It was an honor to be able to pay tribute to Walt Disney at the Walt Disney Family Museum which was founded by Walt's daughter, Diane Disney Miller. I will never forget this moment as it was like a dream came true. So to end my Disney year, I spent a few days working on this piece to celebrate Christmas 2012. I'm looking forward to another year filled with Disney Magic!
Merry Christmas and have a Happy Holidays!
My first attempts at drawing the Disney Villains, as much as I like the Disney Princesses, the Villains are always fun and evil at the same time. They are also all very unique in their own way, this is Disney magic. For a more detail and close up view of each villain, please visit my gallery artwork section.
Have a Happy, Save and Magical Halloween from all the Disney Villains!! Which one will you be?
This is Halloween, this is Halloween, pumpkin scream in the dead of night! Indeed, it was full of screaming fun at John and Sally's home. Great food, fresh fruits and delicious eye popping desserts. Our hosts, John the ghost and Sally Poppins, yes... Sally in a Mary Poppins costume, was very gracious for inviting us to their humble home filled with beautiful art collections and Disney collectibles, it was a treat for the eyes.
This is my second year being part of the Golden Gate Disneyana Club and my first time attending the Halloween party. It was so much fun to see every one of all ages in Disney costumes. It almost feels like being in Disneyland during Halloween time.
Next up, GGDC Christmas party! Can't wait! =D
I have always been a huge fan of Disney art ever since I was a child. One day, while I was strolling inside the Disney employee store at the Walt Disney Studios, a book caught my eyes. This book introduced by Glen Keane, The Art of the Disney Princess, is a book with collections of many artworks created by different artist each with their own styles portraying the Princesses.
One afternoon, while going through the book, I thought to myself, since I love drawing Disney Princesses myself, why not create my own versions of these artwork. My first attempt was drawing Snow White with color pencils. I also attempted a few more princess drawings with Ariel, Aurora, Rapunzel, Tiana and Merida. Before I completed my Princess Series, I saw online a contest to create artwork for T-Shirts with the Nightmare before Christmas theme. I saw many submitted artwork that looked wonderful and was done digitally. Unfortunately, I haven't learn how to draw with a computer before, so I attempted to enter this contest with my hand drawn art. But I told myself, why not take this opportunity to learn something new, as in digital art. So I forced myself to learn and draw with Adobe Illustrator. Even though I didn't win the contest, but I am very happy to have learn the basics of Digital Art and falling in love with it.
After the contest ended, I returned to my hand drawn Disney Princess series. Again, my heart questions me why not convert my Disney Princess series from hand drawn artwork to digital art? With a little more practice, I used the hand drawn Snow White as an example to be the first one converted digitally. Using the computer to create art is very different than drawing by hand. So I had to recreate the other hand drawn Princess with a different theme and style.
While working on a particular Princess, I will have each princess sing for me, and then I will sing along with them. I will keep replaying their songs until I feel that my digital princesses matches the voice that I am hearing, as if they are singing the songs themselves. When completing my Princess Series, although they are similar in style, but each one is unique in it's own way. Their skin color, eyes, lips, height and body figure are different and based on their ethnics. The object they are holding relates to their story.
What amazes me about the Disney Princess is their character design by the Disney animators. Each princess has their unique style, color, outfit design and personality that will differentiate them from one another, allowing us to identify who is who with a quick glance. This is Disney artwork at it's best and I am proud to be able to finally complete my digital artwork of the Disney inspired Princess Series.
To see more of my artwork, please visit my Artwork section.
What better place to pay tribute to Walt Disney than at the Walt Disney Family Museum founded by his daughter, Diane Disney Miller. Being able to pay tribute to my idol Mr. Walt Disney at the WDFM was such an honor and unforgettable experience for me. With the Disney fans and museum members in the audience, from the little girl rubbing the magic lamp, and everybody singing and humming to the tunes, and also emotional tears dripping from a few audiences... their Disney spirits was in full force! I'm also grateful that my mom and sister flew 6000 miles from Malaysia just to watch this performance. The host did a wonderful job keeping everyone smiling and laughing throughout the show and the pianist played wonderfully. Thanks Hseoun and Khe Sin!! Hope we can collaborate again. Fingers crossed... :-)
"From the beginning to the end, A Tribute to Disney is a story in the Disney spirit. Paulway’s voice is so beautiful; her amazing voice made me smile the whole performance. She sings Disney classic songs and sounds just like a true Disney princess; you can sing along to every song. Disney fans young & old will love this show." - Pam Spedus ( Executive Assistant of the Walt Disney Family Museum)
_"A Tribute to Disney" was performed in front of Disney fans of all ages on June 18, 2011. It was a night of fun and enjoyment for everyone including myself. I am happy to say that I am honored to have been invited to perform again my show, "A Tribute to Disney", at the Walt Disney Family Museum on the afternoon of February 11, 2012. It is my pleasure and honor to be able to pay tribute to Walt Disney and share a piece of Disney story and songs for Disney fans of all ages at the WDFM.
If you are attending the performance, please feel free to come dressed as your favorite Disney characters (costumes must be of good taste and family friendly please). Oh, also remember to practice your Disney songs!! =)
For more information about the Walt Disney Family Museum, please visit their website:
Looking forward to singing with Disney fans in the beautiful theater at the Walt Disney Family Museum as a special guest!
October 1st, 2011 will be a members' only special event! If you are not a member of the museum, there is another "Disney sing-a-long" the next day, Sunday, October 2nd, 2011.
After singing many princesses songs, I thought I give a shot on trying something a little different. Here is a villain song from Disney's Tangled by Mother Gothel, Mother Knows Best!
@2013 Paulway Chew
©2013 Paulway Chew