Well, as if successfully drawing and inking picture (via crow-quill) , watching an interesting documentary on Faberge that really helped for an important plot point in my comics didn't already leave me buzzing! The book I ordered has arrived! "An Animator's Gallery: Eric Goldberg draws the Disney characters". (One of the many new art books set to come out over this and the next month). Showing the gorgeous ink drawings of nearly all of the Disney, Pixar and even Nightmare Before Christmas characters drawn by Disney animator and director Eric Goldberg. Let me tell you, it's gorgeous and so helpful!! Wonderful lines of varying weight and some excellent use of cross-hatching that I hope to employ myself. I am on a high!
While of course, some of my many favourite disney characters are there and looking great! I was, however, only slightly disappointed that the likes of King Candy (Wreck-it Ralph) or Yokai (Big Hero 6) were sadly absent from the book, despite how well their designs would lend well to this style of art. Given King Candy’s visually marvellous, confectionary based, subversion of the classic Disney comedy relief character and Yokai’s slick but expressive figure, simple design and heavy use of the colour black. But it's made me more determined to draw a B&W piece of Yokai myself. In the hopes to perfect the design more and get more inking practice. Especially at how dissatisfied I am with my first attempt at drawing him.
KC should have especially been included; given that Eric animated an incredible pencil-test of a deleted scene from the film, still fully voiced by Disney’s recent recurring and very talented voice actor, Alan Tudyk.
Speaking of actors, of course one of Eric’s most famous achievements is being the animator for the Genie from Aladdin. Whom you all know was voiced by the late (and still missed) Robin Williams. So it naturally stands that this book would be affectionately dedicated to his memory in a very lovely final page coloured in white and gold.
This book is a definite must-buy! The book is available on Amazon and you can see some previews of pages here www.ilsollazzo.com/forum/viewt…
Also I have a lot of other things I suppose I'll need to catch up on and update about. But i'll be sure to do all that in another journal entry soon. For the Kung Fu Panda fans amongst you. You may be interested to see my reaction to the Chinese Trailer of the upcoming 3rd film. Other than, Im sorry for my absence, and be sure to ask me anything you like.