ulm

19 02 2015

what looks like a color script is a collection of webcam images of my hometown ULM in southern germany. I collected them over 3 years, once in a while at different times of the day and over the seasons. these are 64 of hundreds where I tried to combine the most interesting colors. I know – only when you are so far away from home you can have crazy ideas like that.

ulm





gong xi fa cai 2015

17 02 2015

goat year blog

a HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my chinese friends





tell-tale heart 2

12 02 2015

telltale heart comp B1

telltale heart top pan A2

tell-tale heart comp B2

© UPA





clair de lune

10 02 2015

the recreated longer pan background is from the disney animated short compilation MAKE MINE MUSIC from 1946. it was titled BLUE BAYOU, the song performed by the KEN DARBY SINGERS, after it was originally produced and completed for disney’s FANTASIA in 1940. the original music at that time was CLAIR DE LUNE by composer CLAUDE DEBUSSY. disney decided to cut the segment out of FANTASIA because even without it the film was already 125 min long. in the BLUE BAYOU you see two egrets flying through the everglades at night with a full moon, all done with lots of water-effects and several background layers on the multiplane camera.

blue bayou

© disney enterprises, inc





tell-tale heart 1

7 02 2015

it has been a while since I last posted a recreated background. besides that I realized I had never shown any artwork from THE TELL-TALE HEART. this animated short based on the EDGAR ALLAN POE short story was produced in 1953 by UPA and directed by TED PARMELEE, narrated by JAMES MASON. PAUL JULIAN, master designer and painter, was responsible for all the backgrounds in this film, as well as the color-styling. the film was nominated for an academy award but lost to disney’s TOOT, WHISTLE, PLUNK AND BOOM, nevertheless it is a true masterpiece. below now the first recreated pan from the film.

telltale heart pan up dark 2-15

© UPA





sketchbook published

2 02 2015

my publisher informed me today that my SKETCHBOOK is printed and will be on the shelves within the next 4 weeks, as well available through AMAZON.

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below is the press-release with all the information like ISBN-number, pages and content for everybody who is interested in it.

press release 2-2015