pure beauty 5

30 09 2019

© walt disney enterprises, inc © john hubley storyboard © studio zagreb

pure beauty 4

29 09 2019

© walt disney enterprises, inc © MGM

pure beauty 3

28 09 2019

© walt disney enterprises, inc
© john hubley storyboard © WB
© columbia

pure beauty 2

27 09 2019

some more recreated pan backgrounds from the old traditional animation days. all backgrounds were painted in watercolor, dozens of layers, or in the later years in gouache. most BAMBI backgrounds were painted in oil, to create the soft look that TYRUS WONG had created. nearly all of these BG’s were painted in several layers on glass, to create a feel of depth. after the shots were finished, the glass was scraped clean and reused. that’s why nearly all of the BAMBI backgrounds are destroyed. more reason to recreate their beauty.

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© MGM © studio zagreb

alfred j kwak 1.0

21 09 2019

all this original black/white artwork for ALFRED J KWAK was done in 1990 by harald siepermann and myself for merchandise publication, on t-shirts, bedsheets and so on. we had to create hundreds of illustrations within the shortest time. the producer of the tv-series, DENNIS LIVSON, had organised another team of illustrators to help us out. but it ended in a disaster. we didn’t want to drop the quality standard of the artwork below an acceptable level, so we just had to work day and night and do everything ourselves. and all that together with the unfinished third volume of the comic strip series. hectic days! to remind you, in those ancient times everything had to be drawn on paper and then colored with feltpen. photoshop would have made it much easier, but that was not invented yet.

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© van veen/siepermann/bacher

watkiss 3

20 09 2019

JOHN WATKISS gave me those sketches while he was working on his production paintings for TARZAN around 1997 in the disney studio. whenever we met he explained some of the anatomy in his paintings, very fast in stunning sketches.

© john watkiss


16 09 2019

around 2005 I developed some simplified looks and animations for a new market – the cellular phone. the format of the tiny screen at that time was vertical, the resolution miserable and not too much room for a lot of information. if some clear recognizable images had to be developed, they had to follow a new visual language. there were no apps at that time yet, and I had no idea who to contact and what was already in development. so I just played with simplified visuals and did some main title trailers in keyframes. of course it didn’t go anywhere, today the phones are bigger with a crystal clear resolution and the format, vertical or horizontal is irrelevant.

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