Update: Hahaha, this is drop-dead hilarious, a Beetlejuice themed Halloween costume! (via Super Punch)
In connection with this year's CTN Animation Expo maxim "The Chain of Inspiration" I thought it would be a nice idea to link here - on a non-regular basis - to non-animation artists who inspire me to create. Today, I begin with Yinka Shonibare:
Vienna based Martin Lorenz did really nice interviews with my buddy Christian de Vita (lead story artist of 'The Fantastic Mr Fox') and Andreas Deja (superduper animator of Disney fame) in connection with their talks at the Pixel Conference. The interviews are well worth a read:
Last weekend, I did a quick battle poster rough cast for next year's 7th Pixel Conference. I used the 7's shape as a kind of base frame... the finished piece will follow sometime next year, I just wanted to put the idea down in a sketch preventively.
Update: And here's some fun for your lunch break, today (via Flooby Nooby):
The 6th installment of the Annual International Austrian Conference on Computer Graphics & Animation is just around the corner. Disney's Andreas Deja, Fantastic Mr Fox' Christian de Vita, Framestore's Martin Aufinger, Blizzard Games' Simon Yuen and many, many more "uber-bricks" will be in the house. So, if you're in the Vienna area this weekend check out this pretty unique event, located in the beautiful Academy of Sciences Palace: PIXEL 6, OCT 07 -09 2011, Vienna. See you there!
By the by, here's the complete break down process of this piece and the colour palette I was using:
«Florian Satzinger has a drawing style with a snap and verve that harken back to the best of classic Disney and mid 20th Century Warner Brothers animation.
The lines with which he delineates his characters zing, bounce and swoop so delightfully that they suggest lively motion even before they’re animated.
Satzinger credits Southworth as his major influence, and his work in the style of great classic hand-drawn animation shows his continuation of that tradition.»
DUCK - The Mag For The Birds Presents: Florian Satzinger's BIRDS AND PENCILS
"A superb book filled with some of the best character and vehicle design around the wit involved is fabulous. This book is especially for those of you who loved the Ducktales and Darkwing Duck cartoons of the late Eighties and early Nineties." Amazon UK
Florian Satzinger is one of the members of The Art Center, a place where artists from Disney, Dreamworks, Lucasfilm, Fox Animation, etc. share ideas, tips and tutorials. The Art Center is a sister site of the popular Character Design weblog.
In May 2009, Florian Satzinger gave workshops within the scope of The Genio Fiorentino 2009, on the occation of the Nemoland event/conferment of the Nemoland Special Award in the
Aula Magna at the Instituto Statale d' Arte of Florence, Italy. Former Nemoland workshop hosts/award recipients were animation
directors and animators such as Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Alex Orrelle (Pixar) and J.P. Vine (Aardman Studios).
Besides that, there was an exhibition of Florian Satzinger's original artwork at the Gipsoteca of the Instituto Statale d'
In Loving Memory
Ken Southworth (September 22, 1918 - December 6, 2007) worked for a number of major animation studios, including Walt Disney Studios, Hanna-Barbera, Filmation, Warner Bros., MGM, Walter Lantz and Clokey Productions. His credits includes Disney's Alice In Wonderland, Cinderella and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow as well as Hanna-Barbera's Tom & Jerry and The Flintstones and Walter Lantz' Woody Woodpecker.
JANUARY 10-14, 2011 Willie Real and Florian Satzinger will team up to host a character design programme at VIA University College's Animation Workshop in Viborg, Denmark. ANIMATIONWORKSHOP.DK
MARCH 4, 2011, 20:00h Maryam Laura Moazedi and Florian Satzinger will give presentations about stereotypes in character design and visual design for computer games at the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria. ARS ELECTRONICA CENTER