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Smashing, Barcelona based Headless Studios rocks, the animation and the design work so well together, I'm so in love with this preview. By the by, this here is just a quick post on the fly, replies on comments and mails etc will follow as soon as possible, I'm way behind with my mail and stuff. Sorry for the lack of answers, lately!
They have fun, haven't they? Anyways, besides my love for everything Franquin, especially for his weird machines and rides, I've a passion for Maurice Noble's background art and layout designs. One can see that here pretty good, no? By the by, Happy Birthday Cartoon Brew!
I did the rough sketch of this on my hotel room at the CTN Expo last November - look at the googles the birds wear, they're definitely heading for the upcoming Animation Week in Burbank, aren't they? ;)
I'm quite addicted to Hyungkoo Lee's cartoon skeletons but this here is not made by him but by French artist Gentil Garcon who teamed up with paleontologist Francois Escuilie to create this very skull.
Joeri Christiaen (lead animator on The Triplets of Belleville) and the talented girls and boys around him over at Belgium based Thuristar are brill! I love the guitar-playing/dancing part of this test, wow! By the way, besides, the second best thing to me about this here is the fact that the knight looks absolutely like my pal Nils. It's him, without doubt!
What a glory find, big thanks to Norm for the pointer! Look at those sketches! The draftsmanship of the drawings, the shapes, the sketchy shadows, the perspective reformulation, the lettering... just everything is beyond compare. For more about Bruce Bushman please follow the link here. By the by, this posting here is a follow-up to this post from last January showing Bruce Bushman's concept sketches for Hanna Barbera Land.
I'm a great admirer of Andre Franquin, especially his Zorglub branded copters and air-bikes still are a great inspiration to my work. So, just for warm-up-fun, I tested the Zorglub colour/brand theme on this rough Motorbirds sketch below and it looks lovely, doesn't it? :)
«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