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How to draw Mickey Mouse: Find out how from a pro!

Irene Portmann
Zurich, on 09.06.2016
In May, we met up with Ulrich Schröder, one of Disney’s best-known illustrators, at Fantasy Basel – the festival for film, game, comic and cosplay fans. After 30 years at Disney, he can draw Mickey in his sleep. Check out the video above and see how Ulrich Schröder draws the famous cartoon mouse. Watch and try doing it yourself! We look forward to seeing your masterpieces.

Right from the very start, Ulrich Schröder looked up to Disney’s famous illustrator Carl Barks because of the heart and soul he put into every drawing. After a few years at Disney Germany, Ulrich Schröder worked as an Art Director at Disney Paris for 20 years. Today, he does freelance work for Disney and designs the covers of Mickey Mouse magazines among other things.

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Sketched Single, Mickey Mouse (30 x 40 cm)
Pyramid Sketched Single, Mickey Mouse (30 x 40 cm)

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Irene Portmann
Irene Portmann
Brand Communications Manager, Zurich
I love the strategy game “The Settlers of Catan”, the Ravensburger puzzle “Colourful Cupcakes” and the pink fluffy unicorn that sits on my desk (a birthday present from my workmates). Not only do I have a weakness for toys, I also get excited about good food and comedy TV shows.

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