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Going Back to Disney!

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 10, 2014, 6:05 PM

Hey to all you new watchers! (And sorry for lack of updates for you oldies!)

I had a hugely stressful last semester at Florida State but I finally graduated! I'm no longer a student and that feels incredibly weird...

But on Monday I get to go back to work as a DISNEY artist!! For those who want more details (and to see more frequent art updates) you can follow me elsewhere on the web here:



tyler amato
Artist | Student | Digital Art
United States
Hi, i'm ty. I'm a designer, illustrator and photographer (with an interest in web design and animation too). I'm a graphic design student in the BFA program at Florida State University and I work as a graphic designer at the Student Union Marketing Department.

I love Indian and Oriental cultures, Legend of Korra and Last Airbender, anything touched by Hiyao Miyazaki or the Keane family, and grungy textures.

I also have a kitten named Wally who plays fetch and likes spinach more than cat treats.


Feeling like doing some Disney princess fan art... Who should I draw first? 

18 deviants said Belle
16 deviants said Rapunzel
13 deviants said Jasmine
4 deviants said Aurora
2 deviants said Cinderella


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JTC-AI Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. I really like your work. Why haven't I come across you yet?
tyleramato Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! I've been busy doing art for Disney so I've been neglecting my deviantART for a little while now...
JTC-AI Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Disney artists, huh? Must be nice.
Pinkie-Mads Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What art college did you go to?

I wanted to know if you had any advice for a soon to be Junior in Highschool, an aspiring animator/artist for disney (or dreamworks), and is overwhelmed with what she should plan in the future?
tyleramato Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hi! I went to Florida State University and I absolutely do NOT recommend it. Many students and professors were strictly into the fine art side of things and there were hardly any classes geared towards commercial or entertainment career paths.

The good news is that, as a junior, you have loads of time! Start working on your portfolio right away, draw every single day! Study from life more than anything, you can never do too many figure drawings. There are many wonderful art colleges out there (and some that offer scholarships) that have fantastic ways to connect with animators and art directors at movie studios.  Some of these include CalArts, Ringling, SCAD, and a whole bunch of others.

Apply to animation internships every single summer while you are in university! Even if you don't get it, you can ask recruiters which areas of your portfolio need improvement which is crazy valuable information. The best thing you can do is to be honest with yourself and choose what you want to do. You can't do everything so if you really feel you could do character animations for the rest of your life, practice expressions and gestures! If you feel like storyboarding is more your thing, focus on that! Don't spread yourself thin or people looking at your portfolio won't know what job you're interested in.

I hope this helped, good luck with everything!
Pinkie-Mads Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
I am always thankful for help.
Good luck at Disney! :iconpervyfrolloplz:
Rain-Wolfeh Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your style and art! :'D Its amazing!
wished I was as popular as you!
tyleramato Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! And trust me, you'll never feel popular enough. Just love the supporters you have and your day will come!
Rain-Wolfeh Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok! .u./
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