Sunday, August 21, 2011

My Little Donkey

I have been swamped with busy-ness on so many fronts I haven't had time to draw anything for fun lately. Still, one thing I am doing is sifting thru my "archives" of artwork over the years and every now and then something jumps out that looks worth sharing. These little donkey sketches are from a shelved project I worked on about four years back.



9 comments:

SparkyMK3 said...

Aw, those are cute donkies, Will!

By the way Will, i figure since you're an adept animator, you could look at my drawings at my blog and critique them, as well as look at the other goodies there! Will you please look there, and leave a comment? Here is the link below:

http://classiccartoonreviews.blogspot.com/

Will Finn said...

Thanks "SparkyMK3". I will check out your site again--lots of great B&W era stuff there...

Brubaker said...

Great drawings!

SparkyMK3 said...

Hey Will, thanks for the comment!

I don't know much about contour lines, although i do have a copy of "The Natural Way to Draw" that talks about them. I'm still trying to get the hang of skilled drawing right now.

Btw, if you think that design is disturbing as is, watch it in the actual cartoon with the childlike voice of Bernice Hansen (ie. the voice of Tillie the Tiger from "Elmer Elephant). Stuff of nightmares, ain't it? It baffles me that Oswald has the hots for her in the short.

By the way, what are some animated scenes that you've worked on in Disney? I know you did work on Cogsworth in "Beauty and the Beast". Is there anything else under your resume?

Sandro Cleuzo said...

Fun character, Will. He looks like it would be fun to animate.

SparkyMK3 said...

Hey Will, i made a new post, this time about an Oswald cartoon! Check it out and tell me what you think!

http://classiccartoonreviews.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-favorite-oswald-rabbit-cartoon-hells.html

SparkyMK3 said...

Hey Will, i have a question about your work. I know that you did animation for "The Secret of NIMH", but which parts of the film did you do? Did you enjoy your tenure on the film? I like identifying animators, so i would really appreciate knowing what you worked on for the film.

--SparkyMK3

Will Finn said...

NIMH was the second feature i worked on, immediately after a short stint inbetweening on FOX AND THE HOUND and cel painting on Bluth's BANJO featurette. I certainly considered myself lucky and it was a very exciting and optimistic project for its time. everyone was crushed when it fizzled in theaters. happily it has gained a following over the years though...

i can only add that i was the least talented and least experienced animator on that young crew and it showed in every scene i got to do. most scenes i did were miscellaneous animals or crowd scenes of anonymous rats. i quickly was drafted into the story process early on to help write dialog and make story suggestions so i split my time between the two departments.

by the way i did not do any story boarding on NIMH. Don Bluth storyboarded the whole movie himself, which was an impressive feat, even by today's standards.

Stephen Worth said...

Back when we were doing Ren & Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon, John was planning a fake commercial, like the Log one in the original show. It was going to be My Little Ass. He wrote a whole song for it. Next time you run across him, get him to sing it for you. It's hi-larry-ass!