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Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

REFPACK019: Download Two Rare First Editions By Arthur Rackham


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Every other month, members of Animation Resources are given access to an exclusive Members Only Reference Pack. These downloadable files are high resolution e-books on a variety of educational subjects and rare cartoons from the collection of Animation Resources in DVD quality. Our current Reference Pack has just been released. If you are a member, click through the link to access the MEMBERS ONLY DOWNLOAD PAGE. If you aren’t a member yet, please JOIN ANIMATION RESOURCES. It’s well worth it.

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Two Books By Arthur Rackham
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Rip Van Winkle / Grimm’s Fairy Tales (1905, 1909)

Arthur Rackham was born in Kent in 1867 to a large family. At the age of 17, he was sent to Australia to convalesce from a protracted illness. Upon his return a year later, he enrolled in the Lambeth School of Art and the City of London School. In 1892 he began creating spot illustrations for various newspapers and magazines, but he really really didn’t find his artistic niche until 1894 when he illustrated his first book, The Dolly Dialogues. In the years that followed, Rackham progressed to the top of his field, and in 1900 an illustrated volume of Grimm’s Fairy Tales cemented his reputation as one of the foremost illustrators of his time. This book blended elements of orientalism and art nouveaux to create a fantastic world of princesses, fairies and gnomes, all rendered with Rackham’s unique sinewy ink line.

Rackham’s first breakthrough book in color was Rip Van Winkle (1905). It established the process that he continued to develop and perfect through the 1920s. He would began his paintings with a detailed pencil sketch, then he applied an organic ink line that twisted and turned like the roots of a tree. When the ink had dried, he erased the pencil lines and applied thin watercolor washes in layers to define depth and hue. After the color washes were finished, he re-inked his distinctive line again over the top to make the drawing read crisply through the color printing process.

Animation Resources is proud to present the illustrations from a special German portfolio of prints from Rip Van Winkle (1905), and a first trade edition of Grimm’s Fairy Tales (1909). These two books are significant to the history of animation, because they were the inspiration for Walt Disney to create his first animated feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Disney’s artists studied Rackham’s paintings closely, emulating the warm candelit glow and wood textures in the dwarfs’ cottage, as well as the distinctive Rackham sinewy trees in the threatening forest sequence.

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Animation Resources Members: Reference Pack 019 Is Now Available For Download!

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Animation Resources Members: A new Reference Pack has just been posted on the members only page. Login and you’ll find some incredible images and animation to inspire you and help you grow as an artist.

This time we have a fabulous e-book packed with high resolution scans of watercolors by Arthur Rackham. Rackham was one of the greatest book illustrators of all time, and we are sharing two of his most famous books with you- Rip Van Winkle and Grimm’s Fairy Tales. These are significant because they are the images that inspired the designers at Disney to create Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Also included in Reference Pack 19 are three very early Betty Boop cartoons with animation by Grim Natwick. Natwick was one of the greatest animators who ever lived and his animation of Betty Boop is a landmark in personality animation.

Rounding out the RefPack are a few films by the Canadian experimental animator, Norman McLaren. McLaren’s films embody the purest form of animation imaginable, completely removed from technique, focusing totally on timing, shape and color.

We hope you find these materials useful in your work. Click on the link to the Members Only page to access the files.


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Rackham

Every other month, members of Animation Resources are given access to an exclusive Members Only Reference Pack. These downloadable files are high resolution e-books on a variety of educational subjects and rare cartoons from the collection of Animation Resources in DVD quality. Our current Reference Pack has just been released. If you are a member, click through the link to access the MEMBERS ONLY DOWNLOAD PAGE. If you aren’t a member yet, please JOIN ANIMATION RESOURCES. It’s well worth it.

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Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Animation Resources’ RefPack018 Available For Download Now!

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ANIMATION RESOURCES MEMBERS: Reference Pack 018 has just been posted on the Members Only page. This time we have a great batch of reference material for you…. A rare volume of “grotesque caricatures” by Gustave Dore from 1867, a 1944 Popeye cartoon transferred in HD from an original 35mm Technicolor print, and a pair of cartoons by the underrated comedian/film maker/cartoonist Charlie Bowers.

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Dore Grotesque Caricature

If you aren’t a member yet, please consider joining our organization. The cost is small compared to the treasures that members receive. This month Student Memberships are discounted. If you are studying to work in animation, you owe it to yourself to broaden your horizons with the resources we provide.

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