Saturday, November 02, 2013

Playing with Colored Pencils

I've been experimenting with a pretty cool technique for getting really soft blending/coloring with colored pencils: spill the shavings from sharpening a woodless colored pencil onto the paper, and rub it gently in with a cloth or rag. The more pressure applied, the darker the color will be, but it gets a nice smooth application regardless.  It ends up looking similar to pastel chalk drawings.  Take a look at some of the early results:

Monday, September 30, 2013

Silly Symphonies (Comic Strip) animations from 1934-1935

These are animations that were created as basically space filler for the Silly Symphony comic strips produced by the walt disney company in 1934 and 1935.  I scanned them from a reprint of the strip put out by Abbeville press in 1980, and digitally brought them to life to share with everyone else out there who is into this sort of disney/animation ephemera.  Most of these are generic business by mickey and the gang, but it is interesting to see where they fit in the timeline of Disney history-  note for example one that has Mickey in his suit from The Band concert, the first Mickey cartoon in Technicolor, or the two animations of Donald Duck as he appeared shortly after his first role in the Silly Symphony "The Wise Little Hen," as well as one of the little red hen herself, not to be confused with Henrietta Hen, who makes an appearance in one of these animations performing a thrilling soprano aria.  Hope you all enjoy seeing these!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Drunk Duck Radio Comic page 8 planning sketches

some rough character design doodles:

and my rough layout sketches: