97. The Heroes and Villains Within Us: Fabiola Garza

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Fabiola Garza is a character artist with Disney Creative Group, where she illustrates characters for Disney Theme Park merchandise. She also wrote and illustrated A Boy Who Became Pope, a book about the life of St. John Paul II, and illustrated the Little Golden Book for Pixar’s Coco. In this Summit 2018 Breakout Session, she digs into what makes a great character — including the shapes, colors, and lines that make a character’s personality come to life on the page and screen.

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Images from Fabi’s Breakout Session

Fabiola’s original character ‘Olu (2:35)

Fabiola’s original character ‘Olu (2:35)

Squares

Bob Parr at the office, from  The Incredibles  (5:50)

Bob Parr at the office, from The Incredibles (5:50)

Carl Fredricksen with Ellie, from  Up  (7:50)

Carl Fredricksen with Ellie, from Up (7:50)

Carl Fredricksen with Russel, from  Up  (9:00)

Carl Fredricksen with Russel, from Up (9:00)

Circles

Sugar Rush, from  Wreck-It Ralph  (9:42)

Sugar Rush, from Wreck-It Ralph (9:42)

Po, from  Kung Fu Panda  (9:58)

Po, from Kung Fu Panda (9:58)

Carter Goodrich’s  The New Yorker  Cover (10:52)

Carter Goodrich’s The New Yorker Cover (10:52)

Triangles

Jimmy Neutron, from  Jimmy Neutron  (12:32)

Jimmy Neutron, from Jimmy Neutron (12:32)

Chief Powhatan, from  Pocahontas  (12:55)

Chief Powhatan, from Pocahontas (12:55)

Jafar, from  Aladdin  (14:01)

Jafar, from Aladdin (14:01)

Colors

Shego and Kim Possible, from  Kim Possible  (14:37)

Shego and Kim Possible, from Kim Possible (14:37)

Sadness, from  Inside Out  (16:32)

Sadness, from Inside Out (16:32)

Symbols

Darth Vader, from  Star Wars  (18:16)

Darth Vader, from Star Wars (18:16)

Lines

Shan Yu, from  Mulan  (19:57)

Shan Yu, from Mulan (19:57)

Fauna, Flora, and Merryweather, from  Sleeping Beauty  (21:20)

Fauna, Flora, and Merryweather, from Sleeping Beauty (21:20)