betsybaytosdesign

A Journey into an Imagination! www.betsybaytos.com

Glendale, California | 35 Sales

betsybaytosdesign

A Journey into an Imagination! www.betsybaytos.com

Glendale, California 35 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Hi, I'm 'BETSY on ETSY’! (I couldn’t resist)….

As a little girl growing up in the midwest, I have had an insatiable curiosity and an equally vivid imagination. I loved to explore and think of endless adventures, where everything came to life and I was part of the story. Dr. Dolittle was my favorite movie and of course animals could talk! But my big dream was to draw and to dance. Then over 35 years ago, my wish came true when I was accepted as a feature animator at the Walt Disney Studios, finding the perfect medium to combine my love of character movement and character design. It was there I learned to think and move like a cartoon, which led me to act out and stage the characters I was animating, becoming an animation choreographer. This journey opened yet another portal, to create and perform my own character, the ‘Betsy Bird’ on the Muppet Show, then later dance with my own puppet on the Broadway stage. I now knew the path to follow. To create worlds and tell a story through each illustration, and to make my own characters dance!

The process of creating each piece is exhilarating. I love research, and digging deep to find the perfect inspiration for a concept is vital, for you can’t top nature as a muse. I then develop the character through a series of sketches where a personality begins to take shape. As in animation, the pose, the attitude and the personality are everything. I think of each illustration in terms of animation, making each piece unique and bringing an eccentric and whimsical touch to everything I create. All my designs are drawn by hand the old fashioned way and it’s in the final color and inking that the detail is implemented and the personality shines through. And now, with the technological advances of digital printing, it is possible to print each piece of my art onto a myriad of materials, from tiles, to canvas to fabric, making my designs accessible to everyone. Every character tells its own story as I weave my love of nature, animals and the sea, with a history rich in theatre, dance, vaudeville and animation.

Everywhere I look there is endless inspiration, whether a swashbuckling pirate or a whimsical sea creature, a navigating turtle on a flying fish boat or a jellyfish hot air balloon, the world’s my oyster and one I hope I can share with everyone.

The artwork is available in multiple sizes, mediums and colors. I also do original, one-of-a kind pieces on consignment.

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    A former Disney animator now illustrator, I love researching the perfect inspiration. I develop a character through sketches as the pose and personality are key. All my designs are drawn by hand with a touch of whimsy. Enjoy! www.betsybaytos.com

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