Amber loves to draw and she is always busy with a pencil and her sketchpad bringing her imagination to life. So she was especially interested in one of the special guests that Disney brought on board to do guest sessions Don “Ducky” Williams.
You may not recognize the name, but if you see a Disney Character on a brochure, billboard, or anything that doesn’t animate, Don Williams most likely drew it.
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts marketing Senior Character Artist Don “Ducky” Williams has been creating magical Disney artwork for advertising projects, Theme Parks, TV and collectibles for over two decades. Despite his remarkable talent and vast following of fans, “Ducky” is a low- key, unpretentious fellow-every bit as lovable as the art he creates.
One afternoon he did a session for the families on board, where he gave a presentation telling us how he became an artist for Disney. It’s story of perseverance and a lot of hard work. While he was speaking he was sketching different characters, he ended the session with 22 in all.
Here he is sketching an Eeyore, a Tinker Bell sketch and one of Winnie the Pooh.
We were all given tickets when we entered the theater and there were a couple hundred or more people in there. Amber’s ticket was chosen, and she won the Eeyore sketch that Don Williams was drawing in the first picture. What a cool souvenir!
Here’s a video of him doing a Goofy sketch.
That evening for dinner, who else but Sorcerer Mickey joined us in the Animator’s Palate restaurant, where while you dine the walls change from black and white to color!