Disney 07 The little Walt was thrilled, he took hours of excursions in the surrounding forests and developed a lifelong love of nature. Here Walt Disney also made his first artistic attempts. He sold one of his drawings to the local doctor for 5 cents. Sherwood. After school, Walt was determined to become an artist. At first he worked as a publicity draftsman. He was interested in the animation and began to study everything about the technique and movement.