offsite sketch commission
Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971) | character design - Milt Kahl
Autism is a poorly-understood neurological disorder that can impair an individual’s ability to engage in various social interactions. But little 5-year-old Iris Grace in the UK is an excellent example of the unexpected gifts that autism can also grant – her exceptional focus and attention to detail have helped her create incredibly beautiful paintings that many of her fans (and buyers) have likened to Monet’s works.
Little Iris is slowly learning to speak, whereas most children have already begun to speak at least a few words by age 2. Along with speech therapy, her parents gradually introduced her to painting, which is when they discovered her amazing talent.
“We have been encouraging Iris to paint to help with speech therapy, joint attention and turn taking,” her mother, Arabella Carter-Johnson, explains on her website. “Then we realised that she is actually really talented and has an incredible concentration span of around 2 hours each time she paints. Her autism has created a style of painting which I have never seen in a child of her age, she has an understanding of colours and how they interact with each other.”
Much better version of the same subject matter I posted earlier.
Benedict puts on a sweater, in what apparently has become an ongoing series of CalArts lecture tests featuring animals messing around with clothes! This one was fun to do!
A little otter tries on a sweater. :D
A trip down sensory lane.
Filmmakers take note- This five second scene not only fully describes a characters backstory, but the entire reason he acts the way he acts through the film, taking him from a villain to a sympathetic character and justifying a total reversal of his actions in the present. In five seconds, this movie does for the development of a character more than most movies do in two hours. This is why you should be studying Disney and Pixar along with Martin Scorsese and Stanley Kubrick, and ignoring professors and elitist students who deride them as “kids stuff.”
wasn’t there a theory that Anton’s childhood cottage is the cottage Remy learned his craft from eavesdropping inside before travelling to Paris, and the recipe he’s tasting really is his mother’s ratatouille?
I just put a whole bunch of original drawings up for sale in my webshop! Featuring both Disney illustrations as well as some other random art. Please take a look, spreading the word is much appreciated :)
My dog Nellie passed away early this morning, She was a very good little dog. Always stayed by my side and was always vocal, never afraid to speak up. I’m going to miss her.
Nellie Bricker 11/1/2001-9/16/2014
Spiders with water droplet hats are something I really needed to know about.
third one is going Bob Marley with a rainbow
Buster Keaton (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966), “The Great Stone Face”
A man famous for directing and acting in silent films, his deadpan expression, physical comedy, and, featured above, his stunt performance. This man did all his own stunts, and they are amazing.
Objectively the greatest physical comedian to ever live.
Buster Keaton’s ingenuity.
First shot done of my film: Crocodile Tears. I did the animation, and a classmate did the background art.
Initial animation on a film project by a good artist worth checking out.