Category Archives: Animation Artists

You can say it all with stick figures

Don Hertzfeldt’s back with a feature length animated film (or a combo of several shorter films that qualify as a feature for the Academy I guess). Don’s latest appears to definitively place him as the the Terrence Malick of animated … Continue reading

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Animation Monday- Paperman

Paperman is an animated short produced by Disney Feature Animation, I think. I’ve heard a bit about it, and its blending of traditional and 3D, but I have not seen any art, but what’s on this poster. According to the … Continue reading

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Animation Monday

Mark Kennedy has an excellent post about using space in a drawing (he’s discussing storyboards) to create an attitude. How you design the composition of your scene can help define it for an audience as serious or funny, sad or … Continue reading

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Animation Monday

Animation Monday is back. What better way to start the week. A really beautiful and fun animated short used on a book by Svetlan Junakovic. The art is fantastic, the music and VO, all wonderful. It really captures a ‘book’ … Continue reading

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Digital Perfection Paradox

What makes a good illustration? More specifically, a good picture in a picture book? It’s subjective of course, as are all issues surrounding art. Styles that push draftsmanship to the front can feel stilted and overburdened by their attempt to … Continue reading

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Rango wins the Annie Award

I am happy to hear that Rango won the Annie award for outstanding animated feature film. It’s a very different kind of animated film. I blabbed on about this earlier last year, but Rango feels like an animated film not … Continue reading

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Drawings that tell a story.

I recently acquired the book titled – Story – from the Disney Archive series. It’s really a collection of storyboard and story art from various animated Disney films through history. From Snow White to Lilo And Stitch, including art for … Continue reading

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