NatalieC_PhotoNatalie Chenard takes 2nd prize in the 2014 APW Character Design Contest.  Natalie wins an Apple ipad Mini from allaboutmac for her tall well-dressed fox character design.  Here's what Natalie has to say about her dreams for animation and her favorite movies and animators: What would be your dream job?  I'd love to be a concept artist or animator, specifically for Disney or Pixar.  Then, later in life, I have a dream of being a freelance artist working out of a home studio and sharing my own stories.
Do you have a favorite animator?  Am I allowed to list for this? I suppose to keep it short Glen Keane is at the top, but I also adore Don Bluth, Tim Burton, and Hayao Miyazaki. Do you have a favorite movie(s) or comic(s)?  Well, I enjoy a grand mix, but to list a few I'd say The Little Mermaid, Lion King, The Sword in the Stone and Tangled are at the top of my list. I also love Nightmare Before Christmas, The Iron Giant, How to Train Your Dragon and Spirited Away. Here are the other 2014 winners. animation_portfolio_workshop_char_des_contest_2014_natanlie_chenardanimation_portfolio_workshop_char_des_contest_2014_natanlie_chenard_1animation_portfolio_workshop_char_des_contest_2014_natanlie_chenard_3animation_portfolio_workshop_char_des_contest_2014_natanlie_chenard_4animation_portfolio_workshop_char_des_contest_2014_natanlie_chenard_5animation_portfolio_workshop_char_des_contest_2014_natanlie_chenard_6animation_portfolio_workshop_char_des_contest_2014_natanlie_chenard_8animation_portfolio_workshop_char_des_contest_2014_natanlie_chenard_7