some musical pictures by a great artist: Ben Shahn.
Speaking of TANK GIRL! It’s been ages since I thought about her, she’s still great…I think I posted stuff about her last year… never mind… here’s more
Used to really love how she was always smashing stuff up. I actually first got into her because my sister said Gwen Stefani looked a bit like her, after hearing that there was no turning back…
I just remembered this Gobelins film. Kinda 90’s. Some elements of Tank Girl and Daria, with a bit of X-Men Evolution or something. BUT, I can’t believe that little bitch was taking drugs between classes! No wonder she’s so frickin’ insecure.
More on that note. Back to my favourite of favourites… before Regular Show came ‘2 in the AM PM’
Awesome! And before Pops on Regular Show there was The Naive Man From Lolliland.
Here’s the genius creator behind the Regular Show: JG Quintel.
Check out how they still storyboard the show on post-it notes.
Henry 9 til 5
I loved this weeks film club! Some Bob Godfrey shorts. Thanks Birgitta. So cool that some of the guys who worked on the films came too.
Robert Crumb and his wife Aline will be talking about their new book Drawn Together. Part of the Comica Festival. Best homework ever. I can’t wait!
I had the Maya evening class this week, which as usual crushed my brain, but… Silvia looked at my designs and suggested I look at Uli Meyer’s work which is what I’ve been doing since I got back home. I knew his name and studio, but never knew how much I love his work. Thanks Silvia!
The toothy characters I was looking for reminded me of the painter Edward Burra. I really like his work and the more I looked at it, the more I realised his grinning and grimacing characters were just what i was searching for to develop my designs. The era he painted (1920s/30) was also the same that I had chosen for in the bar scene. So Burra’s work has really helped me develop the feel of my animation and the look of the characters. Burra was a great painter of city nightlife of his time!
The Snack Bar
So… to start with I just looked at lots of people with memorable gnashes. I really wanted to take the teeth motif from the poster and give every character a set of pegs that looked like the smiles in the Alan Fletcher poster I have chosen to interpret. Here are some of the personalities whose teeth I studied at to get get me going:
I just got the “Making of Paranorman” book this morning. I usually wait to watch the film first before the making of incase it spoils the film, but I think this time I more excited about the film having seen how they made the puppets and the intricate sets.