One of our emerging students in the Visual Development program is Jessica Willis Trousdale. Her uncle Gary Trousdale is an accomplished animated feature film director whose credits include Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" and "Hunchback of Notre Dame" among other high profile productions. Jessica is continuing the family tradition of artistic excellence by attending the Academy.
Here's an example of some recent work she's created in class using graphite pencils to develop a distinct rendering technique as well as defining the lead character for her project. Clicking on the image will give you a better view.
Jessica has been with us since 2010. This coming fall she'll be a senior in high school and well positioned creatively for submitting her work to the college or university of her choice. Time spent with us is making a big difference in the quality of her art. We're anticipating great things coming from this young lady in the future.