Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Little Dennis animation

This is a cute little animation that I scanned from the great book "The Merchant of Dennis", an autobiography of Dennis creator Hank Ketcham.
Ketcham worked in animation at Disney in the 40's but left to work on his own stuff and good thing he did it too.
Dennis is one of my favorite published cartoons and I study them constantly.  They have great staging and great designs and is a great reference for storyboard artists.
This little piece of animation is uncredited in the book and I wished I knew who did it.  It is beautiful.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Milt Kahl Day


Here is part 1 of a bunch of sheets that I put together to study this great scene that milt animated for Sleeping Beauty.  It is a great scene with great acting and amazing drawings.  This is the cleanup version but no one would change Milt's drawings anyway so they are still great.

I will post the part 2 of these next time.  Enjoy them.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Milt Kahl Day

I love these drawings and how Milt was able to get great composition and silhouettes.  It is graphic but it also works perfectly in space.

And no need to say how beautifully designed it is.