Friday, March 05, 2010

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Here is a little self- portrait of me circa 20 years ago.

I've spent months trying to come up with the right words to express myself in this post, but I still don't think I can do it justice. Simply put, life is wonderful. If you can dream it, you can do it.
20 years later, that little girl gets to stroll into the Walt Disney Animation Studios every day and walk among giants. It doesn't get much sweeter than that.
I sincerely thank everyone who has ever given me support, and if you are reading this, that includes you. Thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

I haven't quite gotten settled in the new job yet, so posts might be sparse for a while. I will do my best to keep up, but please forgive me if I am a little slow. I will still be heading out to conventions, including Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle next weekend! If you are in the area you should definitely stop by! And after that I will be back in the Bay for Wondercon! If you have a chance to come to either show, please do. Until then, ta ta for now!


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Betsy Bauer said...

Many congrats :) I love when childhood dreams become reality!

ZaR said...

Congrats Brittney, that's absolutely wonderful, and your work is truly something special!

XAV said...

That's great, you really deserve it !

Bobby Pontillas said...

I was wondering when you were going to post this, congratulations Brittney ! All of your hard work is paying off! They're lucky to have you.

Bobby Pontillas said...

Oh and I'm bummed I'll miss you at emerald city, my hometown. Have a great time. Hope you get to stay and enjoy Seattle a bit.

Haylee said...

Congrats Brittney!! This is fantastic news! I hope to be able to work with you soon!

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if anyone can get a job at disney's it's you! i'm really excited to hear about this experience once you're in a spot to share! and until then i wish you the most totally wicked intense best of luck! so amazing!!!

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Congratulations! Your work is phenomenal! :)

April said...

That's amazing! I'm so happy for you!

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Walt Disney Animation Studios are lucky they got you working for them.

Abz said...

You're a brilliant artist...Im glad you're part of Disney! :) Congrats

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congratulations. I don't think it's a surprise to any of your fans

KcD said...

That's amazing news! You continue to amaze and inspire me. Good luck on the new job, let us know what you're working on! :)

RAWLS said...

That's great Brit!!! Congrats my friend. Don't forget to put a good word in for me!! :)

Paco said...

Fantastic! Congratulations! Your work is very inspiring; good luck at Disney!

Alex_Munguia said...

congratulations. you've earned it- can't wait to see how you influence the artists thee or how they influence you. GOOD LUCK...the above piece is so awesome hahaha Id like to make one, for the same reasons, of myself one day.

k. borcz said...

congrats!!! You totally deserve it and I can't wait to see your work on screen. :) I have to admit I'm kinda jealous.

Emily said...

Wow, you are really an amazing artist. I knew you had the Disney talent when I first started following your blog! Congrats!

Peter Emmerich said...

Hey Brittney...I know the feeling all too well. Congratulations. I don't think I could express those first days into words either. You are so talented and you deserve it. Good Luck and I hope your time at Disney is as great as mine was!

Alina Chau said...

Congratulation!! Beautiful illo!!

Rochelle said...

Wow! I don't comment much on here but I have been watching for a long time and I always knew you'd do it. Your work is just too wonderful.


Stephan Royer said...

So you just got a job there I take it? I like to follow your work and will follow your career as well. I want to say congratulations if so, the things you do seem to exude Disney charm.


Isaac Orloff Illustration said...

congratulations.. i hope one day i too get to know what that feels like. what a great opportunity!

Super Villain said...

wish i could say congratulations, but i was really hoping you would be doing paper-cut art as your career, haha, they are one the best and most original art forms i've seen in a long long time.

but i feel disney has scooped up another incredible artist and your own work will slow to a stop, please dont let this happen!!....please dont give up your craft! it is truly amazing!

Craig Mackay said...

Congrats, Britney!

Arthur Gorissen said...

amazing! congrats...

Steve Marshall said...

That is so cool! So are you responsible for the image of Rapunzel leaning over the balcony while the man is climbing her hair?

Constant said...

I always assumed you'd be snagged by either Pixar or Disney. Congrats! Now you get to use your Silver Pass and go to Disneyland to your hearts content!

Sarah said...

Not to be lame... but I was so emotional after reading your post, I gushed about you on my own blog!

haha. I'm seriously SOOO happy for you. I can't emphasize my happiness enough!!!

Jon Thomson said...

Contratulations! Well deserved. I look forward to meeting you and seeing your work in person in Seattle.

Francisco Martins said...

I love your work...freaking awesome! :D

Cindy said...

Congrats on a dream come true!!!

Louise Smythe said...

congrats! you deserve it! disney is gonna be so happy they hired you!

Lainey said...

I'm so proud of you Brit.

PS- u def weren't that chubby ever lol.

pumml said...

Hi Brittney,

Hope to meet you at ECCC and as someone may have already mentioned, congrats on the new job!

Jack Foster said...

Congrats Brittney!!! I've been following you for a while and I am so excited for you!!!!!! You really are an amazing talent. Disney is so smart for grabbing you. I can't wait to hear about life at Disney. Do you ever hit the conventions in Chicago? Love to meet you someday. Oh and I love your self portrait!

Breakfast Fruits said...

Oh Brittney, I'm so thrilled for you! You're one of the most talented, driven people I know - you've totally earned this success. I expect some awesome updates soon!

Victor Gatmaitan said...

very nice! well deserved!

Hannah Sherman said...

congrats brittney!! disney is lucky to have you! dont stay away from the bay too long tho :D we'll miss you!

Jonah said...

My wife just found your site via the Emerald City website. She said you are now at the top of her list of artists to see!

Also, congrats on the new job. From what I've seen on the site, your stuff is amazing.

Jenea said...

Wowwww dear, your work is so great! hAPPY wOMEN'S day! ;)

Alex_Munguia said...

I received an a-mail from the disney movie club with an illustration in what seems to be your style it? 2 women at a spa.

Barry said...

Congrats on the Disney job Brittney! Your work is a perfect fit for what they do.

Lel said...

aaaaaawwwwwwwww hohohhoho sooooooo cute!!!!!! Congrats as well ^_^

Cherno said...

Congrats! I'm sure you will do it fine at Disney!!

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Kendra Melton said...

Congrats girl! You deserve it, you worked hard to get where you are, enjoy!

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Splendid job!! i like it!
I fall incidentally on your blog by going surfing from another blog and I find your job really great! I would come back .

i 'm sorry for my approximative english, but i 'm french...

Pandalope said...

I'm a senior in SoFA, and I've been following your blog for a bit now. I stumbled upon it after stumbling on Bill's blog.

I just want to say congratulations! It's great to hear that, with enough drive, someone from this program(where the education can be sketchy at times) can really make it out there in the real world.

Crystal-Jade Vaughan said...

All the best at Disney Britney, looks like you've worked super hard, so well done, keep up the fantastic work - you've made it! :)

Jade Sheldon said...

The sincerest of congratulations to you. As a fellow dreamer and illustrator, this inspires me to keep on creating... Bravo...

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Brittany said...

It was wonderful meeting you at Emerald City! Your art is beautiful!

Victoria said...

Congrats! Your job is absolutely fantastic!

pbcbstudios said...

great piece!

Tiffany prothero said...

This is so great! haha! I love it!

Michel Saer said...

Good luck, from what I have seen you deserve it. I always look your work and like it a lot.

joshfrost said...

It was good seeing you and meeting you at WonderCon!!! Love your work!!

Shelly Wan said...

Hi Brittney~

It was lovely meeting you at Wonder con~ ^0^ I forgot to tell you how much i love your paper cutout work too!! :( Shoot~


Sat said...
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Sat said...

Congrats Brittney!!! Your in So. Cali now? -Satoshi

Nikki Lukas said...

It was nice meeting you at Wondercon on Saturday. Dela and I love your work, and love your Scott impersonation. Congrats and Good luck at Disney.

Genevieve Tsai said...

Hi Brittney!

Congratulations on your job at Disney! You're a perfect fit and they are lucky to have you!

It was so nice to see you again at Wondercon! I am in love with your work; your vivid colors and appealing designs always make me feel warm and happy.

I wear your red, blue and yellow birdie pins along my purse strap--I LOVE how cute they are!! I wish they would come alive so I can pet them, hehe! And I adore the Dinosaur Party print I picked up at the show--it has so much storytelling, how the carnivorous raptors are looking on as their buddy T-rex is partying with the veggiesaurs!

Your work always makes me smile!

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Wauw great and colourful.

Munchanka said...

haha, sute! I love the Little Mermaid toy.

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amelia said...

Congratulations on scoring a dream job! It was awesome to see you working at the studio at inspire days last week. I'll be looking for your name in the credits and say, "She used to go to those SF SketchCrawls too!" Congrats again, have fun!! :)

Heather Sybil Chavez said...

absolutely beautiful

lorelay bove said...

So cute!

lixandro cordero said...

you are my personal superstar, , so im happy with every step up you make, but remember you are already in the sky for us...thanks Britney

dizzy_izzy said...

DISNEY WOW! Congrats!!! Good luck on your new job! You have so much talent and will do well!

Jamie said...

this is so exciting! congrats! hard work does pay off. :)

Jonathan Hoffman said...

I looove your work. It has wonderful emotion, character, and design! I was wondering if i might be able to use this, and perhaps one of your other designs for a design-to-sculpture contest I'm having. (I'm posting work from 5-10 character designers and then sculpting the most popular design) It's totally non-profit, just for fun (and I'm acknowledging all of the artists of course) Would you be interested in participating?

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your work is absolutely beautiful!

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nic said...

I love your blog! I'll be a frequent visitor here. I'm from Hawaii and your take on the hawaiian gods are gorgeous!!
Oh, and congrats on the job! :)

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