Archive for the ‘illustration’ Category

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Inbetweens: Jiri Trnka

Jiri Trnka was one of the greatest animators who ever worked with puppets. There is a wealth of information on his art and career on the web. Here is just a small sampling…

PHOTOS

Jiri Trnka Puppet Animation

Jiri Trnka Puppet Animation

Jiri Trnka Puppet Animation

Jiri Trnka Puppet Animation

Jiri Trnka Puppet Animation

FILMS

Jiri Trnka Puppet Animation

Jiri Trnka Puppet Animation

Jiri Trnka Puppet Animation

Jiri Trnka Puppet Animation

Jiri Trnka Puppet Animation

Jiri Trnka Puppet Animation

Jiri Trnka Puppet Animation

Jiri Trnka Puppet Animation

Jiri Trnka Puppet Animation

Jiri Trnka Puppet Animation

ILLUSTRATION

Jiri Trnka Puppet Animation

Jiri Trnka Puppet Animation

Jiri Trnka Puppet Animation

Jiri Trnka Puppet Animation

Jiri Trnka Puppet Animation

Jiri Trnka Puppet Animation

Jiri Trnka Puppet Animation

Jiri Trnka Puppet Animation

Jiri Trnka Puppet Animation

Jiri Trnka Puppet Animation

For more information on this great animator and illustrator, see…

Jiri Trnka DVDJiri Trnka DVD




DVD collections of Trnka’s important puppet films have been very hard to come by in the past. Luckily, there is a really good one available right now… The Puppet Films of Jiri Trnka It’s a bit pricey, but well worth it. Recommended.

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Inbetweens: Coloring Book Covers

Here is a gallery of comic book covers… The good, the bad and the ugly. Enjoy!

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Cartoon Coloring Book

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Illustration: Artzybasheff’s Neurotica

Artzybasheff Neurotica

Naught so sweet as Melancholy

One of the key concepts that an animator deals with every day is anthropomorphism… In most cases, this is applied to animals or teapots, but this aspect of caricature has barely been explored in mainstream animated films. Boris Artzybasheff was a master of anthropomorphism. He was able to give life and personality not only to animals, machines and objects, but to ideas.

Artzybasheff had a long career as an illustrator, beginning in the late 1920s with art deco style illustrations for books like Creatures, extending all the way through the 1950s. His most notable achievements are his cover illustrations for Time magazine, depicting a wide range of contemporary people in the news; and also his arresting images for magazine ads promoting Shell Oil, Xerox and Parker Pens.

Animation Resources is lucky to have a friend like Mike Fontanelli. His library of books on cartooning is one of the best in the country. Mike has agreed to share his collection with us. The first book he selected to loan us to be digitized is one of the rarest books in his collection… Artzybasheff’s "As I See". The first section of this book is titled "Neurotica" and it is a visual depiction of extreme states of mind.

Artzybasheff Neurotica

Artzybasheff Neurotica

Artzybasheff Neurotica
Anxiety

Artzybasheff Neurotica
Frustration

Artzybasheff Neurotica
Timidity

Artzybasheff Neurotica
Repressed Hostility

Artzybasheff Neurotica
Indecision

Artzybasheff Neurotica
Infantalism

Artzybasheff Neurotica
Paranoia

Artzybasheff Neurotica
Schizophrenia

Artzybasheff Neurotica
Inferiority

Artzybasheff Neurotica
So pure, and so relaxing

Artzybasheff Neurotica
Hypochondria

Artzybasheff Neurotica
Manic-Depressive

Stephen Worth
Director
Animation Resources

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This posting is part of a series of articles comprising an online exhibit spotlighting Illustration.