Sunday, January 31, 2010

Animated Tiger

These are some of the hundreds of drawings I did for the Tiger Woods Gatorade commercial that, unfortunately was canceled and never shown again after a couple of weeks that it aired on TV in the US.
The commercial was produced by Pepper films and co-directed by my good friend, the talented Rune Bennicke, who also designed the young Tiger and the bear.  The animation was done in Spain at Sergio Pablos studio, Animagic.
I was hired to do layout poses, model sheets and key drawings for the animators and here are some of them. The bear in blue lines are for the model sheet and the young Tiger drawings were key drawings to help the animators keep their scenes consistent.  The sequence of 4 drawings with the bear walking are also key drawings for the animator of the scene.
It was a fun project to work on.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Milt Kahl Day

This is a great sample of how the animators and assistants at Disney worked in the past.  Here you have a Milt's ruff of the Sheriff from Robin Hood and the cleanup touch up of the same drawing.
I am glad that the ruff was copied before it was cleaned up, otherwise we would not have this to compare because it was done on the same drawing.
Note how much information was already there in Milt's ruff drawing and what the assistant did by just erasing and connecting some lines and keeping the volumes consistent.
At that time, each animator had their own team of assistants that did the rough inbetweens and cleanup and they would work together for years.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Milt Kahl Day

The Prince in Sleeping Beauty has been criticized as a stiff, cardboard character by many.  Maybe Milt did him so underplayed because, being a handsome prince, it could be more believable instead of animating him like the King Hubert or the Lackey, which would be too broad thus making the character look wrong on the screen.
I still think Milt did an amazing job on this, design wise and animation. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2010