Saturday, February 23, 2008

Work doodles

I've been swamped at work and am currently without a scanner but just for the heck of it here's a very random sampling of some work doodles I did recently. Mostly over the past summer. I just noticed every single character is facing left. Cleopatra is in there again for some reason.



You gotta love Yosemite Sam. My favorite Friz Freleng creation, who inspired some of Mel Blanc's best performances. I think I animated him once for some sort of foreign theatrical short but I never saw the finished product. The original shorts are still matchless.




17 comments:

Hey Bullblog said...

Amazing drawings!!So charming!
Really great work.
Your blog is one of my favorites and i add you in my links!

Floyd Norman said...

Hey Will,

Were these done on the Cintiq tablet?

Will Finn said...

thanks hey bulldog. i will have to check out your site when i grab some quality time. Lately I've had very little web-surfing/blog time.

floyd, these are done on Toshiba tablets, sort of mini-cintiqs, which we have at work. I have one at home too, and HP/Compaq, which I love. The program is Alias/Sketchbook which has really changed the way I draw. I really like digi-drawing. I know you've always been an early adopter of tech tools for cartooning--what are you using these days?

Will Finn said...

Hey Bullblog--nice site--beautiful drawings! I will check out more later.

Have you ever met Sandro Cleuzo? He lives in your home town... He's a fantastic animator and one of the best cartoonists I know...

Floyd Norman said...

This is one of the few times I'm lagging behind everybody. I'm still doing my storyboards on paper.

I will, on occasion scan my drawings into PhotoShop, so I still use a computer from time to time. Mostly for shading, and redundant stuff.

We've got a bunch of Cintiqs here at Disney, but I don't have one of my own. I know I'm way overdue.

Weirdo said...

Awesome drawings. I like the cat, and the alligator reminds me of Albert from "Pogo". Your drawings always have such life in them. Great work.

Hey Bullblog said...

Hi Will.
I really appreciate your drawings and animation.You is a great artist!
Thanks so much for your gentle comments.I'm so happy and proud about this.
Yes,i met Sandro 3 years ago and he is a incredible animator,really fantastic,and a very cool person.
Thank you Will.

Will Finn said...

thanks weirdo. i really like walt kelly's artwork and still have a complete set of pogo books.

Larry Levine said...

Will, Beautiful drawings!

The Yosemite Sam sketch has me even more anticipative for your upcoming Chuck Jones Film Productions post (hint hint)

Thad said...

Great work - I love the one of Sam!

Pete Emslie said...

I'm also a huge fan of John Kascht's caricatures. I used collect "Entertainment Weekly" back in the 90's when they still had the good taste to run plenty of celebrity caricatures (which they don't do anymore, sadly...). Kascht's were some of my favourites and I've kept many of those issues with his work bookmarked with Post-its for easy reference.

Here is a link to some videos he did while drawing the Presidential candidates and providing interesting commentary as he sketches. It's just great to get the thought process behind his approach and much of it is quite whimsical too! Thanks for posting those, Will!

Pete Emslie said...

Oops, here's the link I forgot to provide:

http://www.johnkascht.com/content.html?page=10

Will Finn said...

Thanks Pete! I loved your candidates too. I made a few lame scribbles during the debates but I just couldn't get lucky. I will check these links presently. Steve Brodner has done some cool YouTubes too!

The Roy Schieder one was pretty awesome too. He had a wonderful face but i wouldn't have known where to begin. Like I said, it's not a strong suit with me and you guys who can do it are natural wonders IMO!

Pete Emslie said...

I just realized I posted my comments in the wrong topic! I guess I scrolled down too far without looking. This is obviously a symptom of recently hitting age 48 - one year closer to senility...

Joakim Gunnarsson said...

Love the thick and thin lines on the dragon.
The variation is like a symphony were the thin is the solo violin and the thick ones are like a bombastic all orchestra. Beautiful!
And I just can't resist the cute elephant. :)

david gemmill said...

nice. i especially like the compact elephant design!

Justin Hunt said...

Lovely drawings! Super appealing!