Monday, June 01, 2009
The other week I happened to catch Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame on TV, it has to be one of my favourite animated tales, all those 3d rendered cityscapes and old gothic architecture, beautiful stuff. But not only did it look great, the heart of it was great too... only top animators such as those who work at Disney could evoke emotion in only the tiniest of movements (this example being when Quasimodo takes the hand of Esmeralda, and the prince, and puts them in each others hand, despite the fact that he adores her too) this brought me to thinking I could do a 'Master of Storytelling' article every now and again. I have many, many artists and writers I could go on about.
One such extraordinary talent is the American artist/creator WINSOR MCCAY, he lovingly drew many editorial cartoons, strips and illustrations in the early 20th century. His most famous creation was Little Nemo in Slumberland. This stuff was UNBELIEVABLE for the time period, heck it still blows you away now. How he managed to produce large tabloid sized page every week is beyond me. Which brings me neatly onto this week's illustration by me...my attempt at recreating a dream-type illustration of Nemo...
Posted by David at Monday, June 01, 2009