Friday, October 3, 2008
This little kid has some impressive skills, especially seeing as how he's only six years old. (Check out those poses!)
His work reminds me a little of Japanese artist Masaaki Yuasa, who's amongst my favorite animation artisans. For a sample, you can view the first episode of his 2006 series "Kemonozume" below.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Though I'm a big fan of Mary Blair, I have to say the newest installment of her work-via-children's book, "Alice in Wonderland" was a bit of a letdown. Despite the beautiful cover, the text design is a little bland for my taste. Plus, all of the images were already published in "The Art and Flair Of Mary Blair," unlike "Cinderella" which offered never-before-seen pieces for animation-art junkies like myself to drool over.
(I saw pieces, like the one below, at the San Diego Comic Con that would've looked fantastic in this book!)
Lastly, a few of the images seemed to be cut via Photoshop "magic wand" without regard for how haggard the edges would look.
I'd say save your money on this one and buy one of Joe Sorren's books. (Some of his work below)