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[NSFW] This Spanish Student Animator Is Already Giving Us Major Disney Vibes

We already can't wait to see what Ana Paula Guerra Lomas has in store.
May 31, 2017, 3:14pm

Contrary to what an initial glance might suggest, the illustrations of Ana Paula Guerra Lomas aren't never-before-seen concept art for adult Disney characters. The Spanish animator may not be a historic, multi-billion-dollar entertainment studio, but she clearly has the raw talent necessary to make a difference in the animation industry.

Garnering a devoted Instagram following despite being a young, undergraduate at animation school, Lomas primarily draws female characters making intimate connections to nature and natural life-at-large. In one of her more recent drawings, a coy girl with pointed ears remains partially hidden behind a mane of fur, a character the animator calls "Lemmie the Lemur girl." In another image, an unnamed "bird girl" dons a long-beaked mask and long, colorful feathers, less of a fusion of animal and human as in the previous work, but capturing the idea of a girl who wishes she could escape her humanity in search of flight.

Different than most concept art which typically take the form of fully-colored images or black-and-white outlines, Lomas opts for a middle-ground, typically presenting sepia-toned purple-lined sketches of her works, an artistic decision that immediately evokes a sense of nostalgia and youthful curiosity in these works, while also giving creative space to the viewer to fill in the uncolored blanks of the drawings.

Lomas offers a humble reasoning for her stylistic approach: "The truth is, I like a lot of practice with color, and lines generally suit me just fine. I have always been more of line person mainly because when I have an idea and picture it in my mind, I want to draw it as fast as possible so it won't slip away."

Be sure to check out a full archive of Ana Paula Guerra Lomas' illustrations on her Instagram page and on her website as well.

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