Thursday, March 17, 2011

Friday Inspiration: Frédéric Back and others

Here are some videos to inspire you as we go into the weekend and next week's Spring Break .    I came across these inspirational videos and links on Dan Caylor's "ON ANIMATION" site recently.    These are all too good not to share, so I'm reposting them here.

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  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)


taio said...


Ashley Boddy said...

Hey!...I just had a friend who follows this blog point out to me that that's my drawing!! Glad you found some inspiration in it! Cheers,