Wednesday, November 30, 2005

more sketch

Monday, November 28, 2005

More sketches

A couple more. The rodent one inspired by Beatrix Potter.

Friday, November 25, 2005


A long time ago there was an animation test to get into Don Bluth's studio. I believe it consisted of a little girl in her bedroom sitting on the floor playing with building blocks. I have the test somewhere and when I find it I'll post a drawing or two from it. In the mean time here is my vague recollection of what she looked like.
One thing, and a very important thing, about Don Bluth's designs was that they were very structured. They were designed to be animated by large groups of artists and maintained model.
Structure and model have never been a strength of mine but it has always been fun at the roughing out stage.

Kids in school

Some kids in school done with my sons black Laurentien pencil crayon.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

some new stuff

Well after a few requests I've managed to get off my arse and start drawing again. And one thing becomes increasingly clear. The more I draw the more I need to learn. Which of course is a good thing. As usual comments are welcome.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Provensen's etc.

Good friend Smook sent me this link today from a fella by the name of eric sturdevant and he has a huge collection of provensen art (along with others…..) . Check it out...


Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Corpse Bride artwork

Yeah. You might want to check out Neil campbell Ross's new blog.
Some might find it a little inspiring.
Holy Crap!!!


Monday, November 14, 2005


Hello all and sorry for not posting for a while. Have a bit of Bloggers block. But be assured it is only temporary. In the mean time check out a couple of these sites for some inspiration. Both courtesy of Cartoon Brew. The first is Amid's new retro inspired blog called Cartoon Modern, a precursor to his eagerly anticipated book on designers from days gone by.


The second is from a french animator/designer Yoshi Tamura. Beautiful illustrations, he has just started his own blog and promises to have great things to come.


Monday, November 07, 2005

Yogi and Huck dvd's

As I'm anxiously awaiting the new releases of The complete Yogi Bear and Huckleberry Hound dvd's, this site has popped up with some video clips and other treats from the dvd collections.

Check it out HERE

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Little Snow

Check out Walter Krudop's site. An illustrator of children's books Walter has taken to animating his first short film called "Little Snow". Only a couple of illustrations here but it looks promising.


Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Shadow Puppets

Michel Gagne has done it again. Check out his site for the first 12 of his InsanleyTwisted Shadow Puppet Interstitials.