Mar 14

Malane Newman Design Receives 2016 Award in Printing & Publishing

Best of Hemet Award Printing & Publishing 2016

2016 Award for Malane Newman Design in Printing & Publishing Category

Press Release


Hemet Award Program Honors the Achievement

HEMET March 1, 2016 — Malane Newman Design has been selected for the 2016 Best of Hemet Award in the Printing & Publishing category by the Hemet Award Program.

Each year, the Hemet Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Hemet area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2016 Hemet Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Hemet Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Hemet Award Program

The Hemet Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Hemet area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

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Jan 15

My Work with The Swan Princess Licensed Characters

The Swan Princess DVD CoverLast year I met the owners of Swan Princess Partners, the company who owns and creates the series of animated feature films, The Swan Princess.

They talked about their 7th film due to come out and how some artists were having a little difficulty in drawing the characters exactly as they appeared in the first animated feature film simply entitled “The Swan Princess”. I had to agree, that although what they showed me did resemble the original characters, some parts of their facial features were different when comparing them side by side.

The Swan Princess DVD CoverThe owners decided to give me a try so they hired me to create an illustration of Princess Odette and Prince Derek as they first appeared in the original animated feature to be used as the model for future films…but with one change, they wanted the characters to have a regal smile so they could use them in their other marketing efforts.

Now, if you ever saw the original film, you know that both characters were all encompassed in drama and never smiled. When they were happy, they were kissing. I just completed the drawings and happy to say, the owners liked the results. I hope you do too!

Final Illustration of Licensed Character Princess Odette by Malane Newman

Final Commissioned Illustration of Licensed Character Princess Odette by Malane Newman

Final Illustration of Licensed Character Prince Derek by Malane Newman

Final Commissioned Illustration of Licensed Character Prince Derek by Malane Newman


Dec 18

12 New Free Cartoon Drawing Lessons Added

If you’ve been to my website and looked around, you may already know that I offer Free Cartoon Drawing Tutorials there. They fall into two categories: Disney Character Drawing Lessons and Other Famous Character Drawing Lessons. With my drawing lessons, you can either use them online or download a White Paper showing all the drawing steps.

I recently added 12 new cartoon drawing lessons. Here is a list of the new Cartoon Drawing Lessons. I hope you enjoy them and keep drawing!

Free Cartoon Drawing Lesson

Learn to Draw Iago from Aladdin

Free Disney Character Drawing Lesson

Learn to Draw Scuttle from Aladdin

Free Cartoon Drawing Lesson

Learn to Draw King Louie from The Jungle Book

Free Cartoon Drawing Lesson

Learn to Draw The Aristocat Kittens

How to Draw Disney's Timon from The Lion King

Learn to Draw Timon from The Lion King

Free Cartoon Drawing Lesson: Coyote

Learn to Draw Wile E. Coyote

Free Cartoon Drawing Lesson

Learn to Draw Sonic

Free Cartoon Drawing Lesson

Learn to Draw The White Rabbit

Free Cartoon Drawing Lesson

Learn to Draw Max, Goofy’s Nephew

Free Cartoon Drawing Lesson

Learn to Draw Baloo from The Jungle Book

Free Cartoon Drawing Lesson

Learn to Draw The Mad Hatter

Free Cartoon Drawing Lesson

Learn to Draw Abu from Aladdin

Nov 30

Animation Design Master Course in Milan Italy

Would you like to study animation design in Milan for a year? The beautiful and lively city of Milan, cradle of Design, Fashion and Industry?

There IED Istituto Europeo di Design offers to students, professionals and young creatives a high quality Master Course in Animation Design. The course takes one year and is taught in English!  Plus you could save over $5200 if you are one of the first 12 applicants confirming enrollment!

IED Milano Master Animation Design CourseTarget
The Masters course can serve as a specialization course for those who have recently completed academic programs. It also offers those looking to change career path an opportunity to update and supplement their resumes with new skills. It is intended for those with a university degree or 1st or 2nd level diploma or equivalent in the fields of Illustration, C.G. Animation, academic disciplines (Painting, Scenography, Multimedia, etc.), or else a diploma from a vocational school in the fields of comics and animation design. It is also intended for professionals with at least two years of experience who are interested in acquiring updates and a greater level of specialization.

There are certain prerequisites for admission: • design and visualization skills with B/W and color techniques (painting techniques); • a basic knowledge of animation: language, technique and production process; • basic knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite software: Photoshop (essential), Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects. (Knowledge of the English language).

IED Milano is going to award the first 12 applicants confirming enrollment by the end of December 2015 with an economic facilitation of €5.000 of the Tuition Fee. That’s approximately a little over $5282.00 in U.S. Dollars. This covers nearly one third of the annual cost of the course!

IED Milano Master Animation Design CourseProfessional Opportunities
Participants can enter the professional field of Animation and Crossmedia/Transmedia production, which currently includes: independent production companies, research and design studios, service agencies, internal departments at broadcasting corporations,and specialized departments at Publishing Houses.

The Masters course prepares and qualifies the participants for the following positions: Concept artist, Character designer, Ambient designer, Story board (+ Layout) artist (Preproduction); 2D Character Animator; 3D Character animator; Production Assistant; Compositor (Production).

The course in one year long. If interested in reading more about this opportunity, you can download the course brochure.

Nov 30

$5000 Cartooning Scholarship


Do you need $5000 for college? Are you a college student doing cartooning? Then you could apply for the Jay Kennedy Scholarship. But hurry the deadline is December 15, 2015. For more information, please go to

Teacher eating an appleThe annual Jay Kennedy Scholarship, in memory of the late King Features editor, was funded by an initial $100,000 grant from the Hearst Foundation/King Features Syndicate and additional generous donations from Jerry Scott, Jim Borgman, Patrick McDonnell and many other prominent cartoonists.  A panel of top cartoonists adjudicates submissions and an award is given to the best college cartoonist. The recipient is feted at the annual NCS (National Cartoonists Society) Reuben Awards Convention attended by many of the world’s leading cartoonists.

For more information, please go to

Poster for Cartooning Scholarship

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