Saturday, August 16, 2008

Another Academy of Art animation blog - Spungella

My fellow teacher at The Academy of Art ,  Jean-Denis Haas, reminds me that he also has a blog for animation students at the Academy : 

Head over there for more animation art and inspiration.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Michael Sporn DVD's Marzipan Pig and Abel's Island

Check out Michael Sporn's always interesting blog where he notes that several of his animated shorts are receiving new DVD releases.  These are delightful films so definitely worth picking up:

I hope Michael doesn't mind me lifting a few images from his blog to peak your interest here.  Click on the link to Michael's Blog to read more about it.

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Here’s a character from The Marzipan Pig. Tissa David animated the entire film, herself, and did a caricature of herself with this woman whose purse is stolen by an owl.
This shows Tissa's rough and the final drawing as it was hand-colored and mounted on a cel. 

Stephan MacQuignon colored the drawing and Robert Marianetti added shading. Christine O’Neill did the cut and paste on the drawing to cel operation.