Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Milt Kahl Day



Many people think that Milt always drew very clean and precise right out of the bat but actually, he would start rough to get the storytelling pose right.  He would search and  rough it out quite a bit to get the drawing just the way he wanted.  The ones at the top of Penny and Snoops are just that.  They are rejects that Milt threw in the trash can (and thankfully someone save them).

The next two sheets are probably when he was designing the characters of the Sheriff and Friar Tuck.  You can notice how rough these are as Milt would search for shapes and attitudes.
The sheet above are copies of his final animation drawings that would be touched up for xerox and ink and paint.  The drawings are still rough but less so that it would make it easier for the people following him up.  They just had to close some lines and erase others.  Milt did not like people changing his drawings at all, what he drew was what he wanted to see on the screen.

Muitos acham que Milt desenhava limpo e preciso sem ter que rascunhar primeiro. Na verdade, ele rascunhava bastante ate achar a pose ou expressao certa e so depois fazia um desenho mais preciso.
 Os desenhos da Penny e Snoops representam isso.  Voce percebe o quanto Milt rascunhou procurando a pose e atitude certas.  Esses desenhos foram o que ele descartou e jogou no lixo (E gracas a alguem, os salvou).

Os outros dois do centro do Xerife de Nottingham e do frei Tuck sao provavelmente de quando Milt estava criando os designs.  Note que sao bem "rafeados"  pois Milt estava mais interessado nas formas e atitudes, etc.

O proximo (Do Sir. Hector) sao copias dos desenhos finais que o Milt entao passava para seu assistente que fazia apenas ajustes como fechar as linhas ou apagar linhas indesejadas para a pintura final.
Milt nao gostava que mudassem nada nos seus desenhos e o que ele desenhava era justamente o que queria ver na tela.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

Proud Family Animation Reference Scenes

The Proud Family Animation Reference from Sandro Cleuzo on Vimeo.

The Proud Family Animation Reference 2 from Sandro Cleuzo on Vimeo.


In 2004 I was hired to do some work for The Proud Family Movie. My studio actually produced 3 minutes of BG layouts, animation, cleanup, EFX and even a little CGI for an alternate ending to the film that was included on the DVD.

I also did some animation of the characters dancing based on the live action dancers. It was to guide the Korean animators who were doing the animation of the entire feature.

Above you can see 2 of those scenes. I only did the key drawings for reference and the rest was finished in Korea. The director, Bruce Smith, told me to work closely with the live action video reference.

The idea in the movie is that the characters are having a "dance battle".

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Milt kahl Day



These are drawings from actual scenes animated by Milt.
 I love the graphic style in these drawings.  At the time when Milt did these he was very much influenced by artists like Ronald Searle and Picasso.
It's great to notice that in every drawing he tried to keep it in silhouette so it makes the gestures and actions very clear.
It's also great to study the way he used curves against straights.

UPDATE:  If you want to see pure Milt Kahl treasures, go to Andreas Blog as he has posted amazing drawings from his personal collection.

Os desenhos acima sao de cenas animadas pelo Milt.
E muito bom o estilo grafico desses desenhos.  Na epoca em que Milt trabalhava nesses desenhos ele estava muito influenciado por artistas como Ronald Searle e Pablo Picasso.
E legal notar tambem que em cada desenho Milt se preocupva com a silhoeta para fazer com que os gestos e acoes dos personagens fossem claramente entendidas.
Tambem e legal estudar o contraste de curvas com retas que ele utilizava.

UPDATE: Para ver fantasticos desenhos de Milt da colecao particular de Andreas Deja, visite o site dele  agora. 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Great New Blog

Hey all,

Andreas Deja  has just launched his blog.
I'm sure it will be a great daily visit for all of us animation lovers.

Check it out at http://andreasdeja.blogspot.com

Congratulations, Andreas!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

St Trinian's Pencil Test

Searle Project from Sandro Cleuzo on Vimeo.


This is the pencil test of my scene for the animation test that Uli Meyer put together in the style and based on Ronald Searle's St. Trinian's Schoolgirls.
It was great fun to do this animation and Uli's perfect inking made the final test look like it was drawn by Mr. Searle himself.

Take a look at the final piece at http://ulimeyeranimation.blogspot.com/2010/11/st-trinians-animation-test.html
Matt Jones and Uli did the storyboard. Uli drew the layouts and poses for the animators (myself and Boris Hiestand) and most of the inking. Helene Leroux inked the last shot.

Este e o pencil test da cena que animei para um teste de animacao que Uli Meyer produziu baseado no estilo e personagens de St. Trinian's Schoolgirls, criado pelo grande desenhista Britanico Ronald Searle.
Foi muito legal fazer esta animacao e o traco final em tinta de Uli fez com que o resultado final parecesse com que se o proprio Searle o tivesse desenhado pessoalmente.

Matt Jones e Uli desenharam o storyboard. Uli fez os layouts e as poses para os animadores (no caso eu e Boris Hiestand) e o filete de quase todas as cenas. Helene Leroux filetou a ultima cena.