Frédéric Back is one of our greatest living animators and film makers. He is perhaps best known for his 30-minute tour de force "The Man Who Planted Trees" . If you do not know this film I highly recommend you get the DVD set "The Man Who Planted Trees DVD Box Set - Nine Animated Classics by Frederic Back"
In this recent interview, Daisuke Tsutsumi interviews Frédéric Back about his life, passion, and contribution to SketchTravel. (see sketchtravel.com for more information)
SketchTravel - Frederic Back from Curio on Vimeo.
Part 1 of "The Man Who Planted Trees" -
Next , illustrator and character designer Wouter Tulp demonstrates his drawing process:
Character sketch from Wouter Tulp on Vimeo.
Finally, here is a wonderful blog of life drawings from current and former employees of Aardman Animation, Bristol, UK -
drawing by Aardman Animation artist Ashley Boddy
(click on image to see it larger)