animation

chris sickels

i absolutely loved this interview with chris sickels, an illustrator / sculptor / 3d artist. highlights:

  • influences/inspiration: being raised on a small family farm in rural indiana, old photos
  • favorite things in life: date nights with my wife, working on our 1894 house
  • bands/singers: devotchka, johnny cash

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adam simpson

http://i.imgur.com/eTavk.jpg

adam simpson
his work encompasses design, animation and illustration – always with a strong emphasis on drawing.

http://i.imgur.com/uYXyf.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/WDbXW.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/1rnNH.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/PKbIo.jpg

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le fox fantastique

chris appelhans is an american artist whose job, according to his profile, is “drawing for the movies”. here are some concept drawings he did for fantastic mr fox:

http://i37.tinypic.com/ouurgz.jpg

http://i33.tinypic.com/30adu21.jpg

http://i34.tinypic.com/27yqg2.jpg

http://i37.tinypic.com/e00j0w.jpg

http://i34.tinypic.com/ampca9.jpg

http://i37.tinypic.com/2hnucll.jpg

http://i33.tinypic.com/jrbqlj.jpg

http://i34.tinypic.com/rmmf0m.jpg

i’m excited for the criterion collection dvd of fantastic mr fox to come out (after the release of the film itself, of course) – i love seeing wes anderson’s plans & drawings almost as much as the actual movies. here’s the second trailer in case you haven’t seen it yet (first trailer here)

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v6-T52zLO0

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