Mentor of the Day: Bobby Pontillas
Bobby Pontillas has become a highly respected Character Designer in the animation industry, and we are ecstatic to have him back for our final Mentorship! It’s a guarantee that you’ve seen Bobby’s previous work, as he was a CG animator for many loved Disney and Blue Sky films prior to his switch to a full time Character Designer. Expect to see a lot more of his fantastic work in Disney TV Animation’s Tangled: Before Ever After TV Series coming out in 2017.
If you’ve been developing your Character Design portfolio and are ready to push it to the next step, Bobby might be the perfect Mentor for you! We spoke with his Spring 2016 Mentee, Rebecca Gautrey and asked her about her favorite part of the experience, “Getting to see Bobby’s draw overs on my work, and how he would tackle certain problems I was struggling with, as well as hearing his thoughts on how to approach the challenging areas of design / my weaker areas […] It was extremely useful, especially when I felt I’d hit a block and couldn’t figure out how to get around it. […]. Also just chatting with Bobby generally about animation and design was super fun!” Check out some of Rebecca’s work below!
What does Rebecca have to say to Bobby’s potential mentees? “Go for it! It’s an incredible opportunity and Bobby is brilliant – super friendly and encouraging and with so much skill and experience to draw from, it’s an invaluable experience and such a boost.”