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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Back To Layout



Here's a couple of pages that I used in class last week, coming back to revisit perspective...
Showing two simple methods of finding a correct square, in a one point set up and a two point setup.
Nothing new here - this is all in Loomis and others, but I find that sometimes the knowledge has to be winkled out and the step by step isn't always completely clear... ah well, that which is worth having, is worth working for, isn't it?
These are done FREE hand ...well, a little help with the shift key after i took to Photoshop, but don't use a ruler with the initial sketch!
Please vet these for me - are the instructions clear? Easy to follow? I'd like to use these in the BOOK when I get it OUT!



Friday, October 9, 2009

Medieval Mummery

Heather Hill, Assistant APM
Tom Shannon, Journey Layout
Sam Michlap, Journey Layout
Ed Ghertner, Layout Supervisor
Peter Bielicki, Journey Layout

More Medieval Mummery

OK, following on from the last post with the Don H. caricature, here's a bunch of other ones that I did at the same time, at the end of the show. As I said, feelings of job-well-done and go-team were running high, as they do when you're wrapping a project, and I was in the zone after looking at medieval stuff for two years straight.

Roy Conli, Producer
Kirk Wise, Director
Gary Trousedale, Director
Diana Blazer, APM of layout
Dave Goetz, Art Director

Lots of Easter eggs in these ones, which will only make sense to those who were there.

To all the above, where ever you are, pardon for publishing without your permish, hope you don't mind.

I shall blow my own horn a little here and say, these all went into the annual caricature show that was held every year at the studio - or as we called it the John Musker caricature show, long time disney director and crack sketch artist. JM simply dominated the field with his acidic and devastating portrayals of anyone at the studio. He held nothing back. I never saw any other caricatures that laid a person so bare. he would draw the most beautiful woman in an ugly way, yet they were beautiful.

At the show opener, it was the one time that HE came over and talked to ME, which I consider a better compliment than anything about any layout I ever did.

If only he would direct his films the same way he did his caricatures.