Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Grand Design

A gorgeous color sketch of the Lackey from the film Sleeping Beauty by Milt Kahl. I love the contrast  within the shape arrangements. Bulky body on very skinny legs. Milt went even further when he drew the Prince's horse Samson. His lower legs come together to almost one thin line.
The Lackey's outfit shows detailed patterns here, which were simplified for the final model design.
This is something CG can do very easily and successfully, lots of realistic detail. Hair, fur and patterns. 
But this is graphic animation, and the idea is to boil things down to an essence. The balance between round and square shapes in this drawing is masterful. The overall color choices are pretty stunning as well.
My next post will demonstrate some of Fred Moore's design principles.