Wednesday, December 30, 2009

"" and my favorite villains

Gail sent me this link on animation:

I like what he wrote about his opinions on what makes a good villain. Villains usually are more interesting to me than the hero. I like their flaws and that they usually go all out to an extreme to make a point or to get what they want. Anyway, here are some of my favorite evil characters:

Frollo from Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame ("Hellfire" sequence):

Jack Torrence from "The Shining":

The Joker from "The Dark Knight":

Anton Chigurh from "No Country for Old Men":

I also really love Snape's character from the Harry Potter books. You learn more of his backstory in the last book (The Deathly Hallows). I can't wait for that movie to come out. I am really excited to see how they adapt it. I literally cried in one chapter of the last book. It's just an overall great story.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Looney Tunes #001 breakdown shots


Looney Tunes #001

 I have no idea how many times I will be posting Looney Tunes on here, but it should be quite a few. I've never stopped being completely amazed every time I watch these cartoons. It's like watching a magic. So here's a fun video watch (note that it's over a full minute, all in one shot, and it's completely engaging).

I got this image from a cool site that has some nice model sheets and walk cycles.

the website:

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Passion Pictures

Passion Pictures is another awesome animation studio in the UK. I was playing the Beatles Rockband with my sister, and I didn't know that they were the ones who had made the opening cinematic for the game.

here's a link to the opening cinematic:

Studio AKA

Studio AKA is an awesome animation studio in the UK.
My favorite commercial that they have done is called "The Big Win". It puts a smile on my face when I watch it. Below is a screen grab from their site:

their site:

Steven Hansen

cool visual development artist:

his blogs:

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Little Mermaid

The first post I had wanted to do for this blog was a movie that has had a major impact on my life: The Little Mermaid. It hooked me on animation when I was a kid. I therefore thought it fitting to start with that film for this blog. However, I got through half the film and ended up with 1,139 images! Holy Crap! It took a long time to compile them together and post them up. I do not believe I will be able to go through the rest of the film...maybe some point later. The next posts will have fewer screen grabs, but ones that would be worth looking at. I just got a little carried away with this one.
So here's the link:


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Aurore Damant

Hey. Here's another amazing artist. She's a character designer and art director for "Commander Clark".

Saturday, October 3, 2009


I JUST FOUND THE MOST AWESOME BLOG! It might already be old news if you're an illustrator, but I'm just really excited because there's so many beautiful scans from old golden books. The colors are so beautiful. Anyway, I'll be posting some more stuff soon.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Drake Brodahl

 He's an illustrator from Seattle, and does some really cool character based paintings.
 Here are a few screen grabs I got from his blog. 


His Blog is:
His website is:

Eric Tan

I'm actually looking for some cool posters for my apartment, and I came across a bunch of cool Pixar posters that were made by this artist called Eric Tan. He's done several posters that seem inspired by old travel posters and also the old Disney World rides. I really love his style.

The one poster I would love to get my hands on is the one, but it's not on sale. It was given at comic con, but I couldn't go. :(

vintage posters

For the first post, I'm going to post a collection of vintage posters I came across when I was browsing the internet. Throughout the recent years of come to really appreciate the style from the mid century, especially through my friend Gail. She's very knowledgeable of illustrators of that time period. Sometime later I'll post images from those artists.

classic posters from the 1950's-1960's:

vintage movie posters:

(this isn't my flickr account. it's just a link I came across)