I am adding a link to this blog and I recommend everyone interested in animation art/backgrounds/production design and art direction for film check it out. This is a terrific site. It’s put together by a marvelous artist named Hans Bacher. I own his book, Dream Worlds and it is filled with great Dev. art and samples from his career. When I need color inspiration it’s one of the first places I look. His blog is much like his book for me. It’s inspiring and depressing. How so? Well, there’s so much amazing work that if I look too much all I do is beat myself up for not being as good.
Anyway the site features tons of great links (days and days worth of links to follow) and inspiring work from Hans and many other of the finest animation artists who ever worked.