Tag Archives: animation

Denis Chapon

“During 3 years (2008-2011) i have been drawing 12 drawing of animation every day, it make one second of film. I had no plans what so ever before starting the first drawing. And then, each of the folowing days, I took the 3 last drawing from the day before and kept on animating. I use a none erasable pen, and drew on the back side of used A4 paper.” – Denis Chapon

{via Cartoon Brew}

Carlos Grangel


I learned of Carlos Grangel this past weekend at CTN. His character designs blew me away – his characters have such variety in shapes, silhouette, and personality. There’s something so elegant about his model sheets (even though many of them have been drawn on cereal boxes!)

Enjoy! And make sure to take a look at the other great work on his website.

Happy Birthday, Mary Blair!

Today marks the 100th anniversary of Mary Blair’s birthday (which Google kindly reminded me with this google doodle by Mike Dutton)

And now Mary Blair herself:

1. Personal paintings

2. Concept art for Alice in Wonderland

3. Set concept for Cole Black and the Seven Dwarfs

4. Concept art for Peter Pan

{Images  from Michael Sporn’s Splog – check out his website for much much more}


John K

Last night, John K. (creator of Ren & Stimpy) guest animated the Simpson’s intro couch gag. Definitely take a look!

Cartoon Brew has posted a wonderfully in-depth interview with John K about his work on this project. They have also posted a series of clips showing John K’s process (with much better sound effects than the video above!)

John and Faith Hubley

Michael Sporn just wrote a wonderful post about Moonbird, the 1959 Academy Award winning short by the Hubleys. He’s posted a lot of beautiful stills as well as good information regarding techniques, sound, paints, etc. Definitely take a look!

And if you’re not familiar with the film:

{via Michael Sporn Splog}

Ponyo Opening Titles

I finally got a chance to see Ponyo this weekend. One of the sequences that I have continued thinking about was actually the opening titles. I love them; they had me totally mesmerized. Luckily I’m not the only one, and I was able to find them posted online. Enjoy!

Happy Shark Week!

In celebration of shark week, here are some beautiful character designs by Carter Goodrich, from his work on Finding Nemo. So have a happy shark week, and make sure to visit Goodrich’s website during the commercial break!