Welcome to my world! My world is not a place of glitz, glamor or cookie-cutter 'Hollywood'. Instead, as with so many of my fellow independently-minded 2D artists and animators, I toil in the trenches - where every day there is a battle for commercial acceptance and respect for what we do and what we continually try to do. Yet I do sniff a hint of defiance the air. I look around and smile as I see that other animators beginning to raise their pencils once again! Predictable corporate Hollywood may have given up on us but thankfully the animators who have survived its cull are still skilled and passionate enough to want to show the world what 2D animation can yet do! Let's all hear it for the humble pencil!
Not many people know of Tony's lifelong passion for serious astrology! It began when an amazing Irish herbalist/astrologer saved his mother's life, when regular doctors and hospitals had pretty much given up on her. That miraculous recovery ~ born of medical astrological diagnosis, counseling and treatment ~ opened up Tony's eyes to what serious astrology was all about. He subsequently studied extensively with the herbalist/astrologer ~ the late Samuel H. Weir ~ and continued to keep up his studies throughout his career after the great man's death. Today, Tony has combined his love of both animation and astrology, to offer astrological art and readings to all who seek his help or advice. He does this specifically through his STAR*TOONZ studio. Tony is especially proud of his MY STAR*CHILD initiative, where he offers astrological advice to young parents, guiding them on how they might bring up their young child to reach its inherent, yet entirely individualistic, potential. Advice is also given on how to prepare a child to avoid the inevitable traps and pitfalls that life tends to throw at us all.
I'm a 'MATURE PRENEUR'! Click HERE to hear my podcast interview with Diana Todd-Banks on the amazing life storythat led me to adding professional astrology to my skillset! (Episodes 'March 24th' and 'March 25th'.) ~ Tony White.
And if you're a student or animator of any kind ~ why not improve your skills by taking my (free) monthly drawing challenges you'll find on my Animator's Sketchclub website... www.animatorsketchclub.com