Ronald Husband

Illustration

Biography

Ron Husband, a 38-year veteran of The Walt Disney Company retired as a character artist from the Walt Disney Consumer Products Division.  Ron joined Walt Disney Feature Animation in 1975 as an animation trainee and worked for 30 years in that department.  He holds the distinction of being the first African American animator & the first African American supervising animator for Walt Disney Studios.

After graduating from Monrovia High School, Ron attended and received his AA Degree in Art from Citrus College, Glendora, CA and his Bachelor of Art degree in 1973 from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Ron has taught animation and character design at Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, CA. He has taught animation, drawing, conducted workshops and lectured at Xavier Univ. New Orleans, LA; Gnomon School of Visual Arts, Hollywood, CA; Mt. San Antonio, College, Walnut, CA; Cal Arts in Valencia, California; Sam Houston State Univ. Huntsville TX; Atlanta, Georgia; Ontario, Canada; Edinboro Univ., Edinboro, PA; Art Institute of California-Inland Empire, San Bernardino, CA and as far away as Mexico and Japan.

Classes

  • Sketching for Entertainment
  • Action Analysis