style studies 1

12 11 2017

more KANDINSKY inspired style studies

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matisse inspired

9 11 2017

since HENRI MATISSE is another one of my favorite artists, I did a study inspired by his 1950s cut-out nude series





kandinsky inspired

8 11 2017

one of my exam students is developing a style for an animated film and chose one of my favorite painters, WASSILY KANDINSKY, and his style during the BLAUE REITER PERIOD around 1907 t0 1914. I got myself so inspired by his work that I started to create dozens of very special brushes, in a way ‘kandinsky’ brushes. as tests I painted in photoshop with my new brushes several pieces, – my KANDINSKY interpretation. below is one of them…





style 12.1

31 05 2017

the following designs show a wide variety of styles. when it comes to the final look of a film the style should not be overwhelming, it should always be based on the needs of the story. and characters and environment should work together, the worst is if a character looks like an overlay. simplified characters need simplified backgrounds, in case you want to work with more realistic designs for both, don’t overload the backgrounds with unnecessary detail – make your character ‘read’. in some of the following posts I talk more about how to develop a new style.





recreated animated treasures 2

24 01 2017

from disney’s SLEEPING BEAUTY two more recreated multiplane background pans. note in the second BG the perspective- and subtle color-change

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© disney enterprises, inc





recreated animated treasures 1

2 10 2016

now that I got most of my favorite animated films in blu-ray I realized with pain I probably have to redo most of my recreated backgrounds. they were all done with screen captures from DVD’s. you can see in the recreated BG from disney’s SLEEPING BEAUTY below the big difference, so much more detail and it nearly looks like the original artwork in front of you. blu-ray even reveals sloppy jobs or painting mistakes once in a while. this forest BG might not exist like that in the disney archives, because it was painted in 3 different layers, a masterpiece! I am sure it was painted by EYVIND EARLE himself.

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© disney enterprises, inc





style 9.6

1 10 2016

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