Sunday, March 29, 2009

Cartoon of the Day! Catch.

Here is a new cartoon about how something can mess with you, even if it has nothing directly to do with you. I'll call it 'Catch'.

I had an epiphany recently while looking at Disney 'The Illusion of Life' book. I read the whole book over a year ago and was perusing it recently when I stumbled across some storyboards from 'Peter Pan'.

They where shaded in, displayed depth, light, different planes, and controlled the viewers attention beautifully and simply. I realized I must use their work as an example, and apply their principles and techniques it to my own work.

Don DaGradi did a fantastic job on these boards.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Kitty Study

I think that Chuck Jones has drawn some of the most appealing cartoon characters.

I prefer his work from the middle of his career. His early stuff is a little round, bubbly, and over cute (not quite as fluid, successful, or just plain fun as Bob Clampett's stuff from a similar period and style).

And then Chuck's later stuff got a little too angular, stylized, static, and cruel for my tastes. For example how his evolved of Bugs and Daffy's personalities and actions form their earlier states as energetic pranksters, to lazier bullies and shelfish misers. Of course 'What's Opera Doc' is a master piece of his later work and one of my favorites.

Anyway, Chuck Jones was one the cartoon greats. I did a short study of the Chuck Jones Kitty from the cartoon 'Feed the Kitty', also one of my favorites.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Fireworks Fun Cartoon

Here is a cartoon comic page about some little gremlin creatures playing with firework

Inverted Table

Here's a sketch I made of an invert tabletop on a BMX over a quarter pipe. Just a little warm up sketch.