Wednesday, September 26, 2007

K-Mac's Hollywood

Kevin MacLean was the youngest animator at Will Vinton Studios. He was a whiz at stop-motion and jumped easily to computer. He has done numerous feature films for major studios and has started a very entertaining blog. Here he is with Morgan Fairchild, (still hot!). See more chummy celebrity pictures and learn more about Kevin here:

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Even More Albert Hurter

I thought I would share more from the rare book "He Drew As He Pleased" by Disney inspirational artist Albert Hurter.

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Teresa Drilling

I've been very busy and haven't had much time to post anything. I did come across this great picture of animator Teresa Drilling working on a shot at the old Will Vinton Studios. It's one of my favorite images of those days and was taken by another great animator and photographer John Ashlee Pratt. The horse was built and armatured by Jamie Haggerty who is also a brilliant composer and sound designer.

Teresa sent a comment attributing the photo to Jim Lommason, or possibly John Klicker and identifying the spot was for Norfolk Southern railroad. . Thanks for clearing things ups!

Monday, September 03, 2007

Virtual Pose and Cintiq

I kind of bashed this picture out on my Wacom tablet (Intous 3) so I’d have something to post along with this comment sent to me from Robin Ator. He has some first hand experience with the Cintiq drawing table that I thought would be helpful to anyone considering digital drawing like myself. He wrote:

Cintiqs have their problems, too. They are no panacea for whatever's ailin' ya.

1- you mention the disconnect that occurs between the wacom pen and the screen. having used the cintiq the same way, I found that having the cintiq pen on top of my drawing to be even more annoying: each time I would try to start a line at a precise spot, I'd be unable to find the spot because the stylus was exactly on top of it.

2- the angle of the screen can be set in a number of ways to accommodate the arc of your drawing hand and arm, but it's still not enough for optimum comfort, I find. with a tablet pc, at least, you can prop the thing on your knee like a sketchbook. the cintiq is so large and heavy that you can't really do that.

3- the thing heats up a great deal. so, as you use it, it's slowly cooking your drawing hand. very annoying. also, there's a faint electronic buzz to the screen as you move your hand across it, making a faint but noticeable staticky crackle. that too I find annoying.

so, I wouldn't agree that a cintiq is the electronic answer to drawing that I would like.
Robin is a true force of nature and please check out his amazing work, (Warning: adult themes), here:

Sunday, September 02, 2007

My Friend Flickr

I forgot I had an account on Flickr. It's updated with a lot of my personal art. Some has appeared here but not all so if you want to see what I do without having to dig through other stuff check here:


The 'four old men' working on the movie "The Wild". I'm the bearded one sitting down so I don't break a hip.