Wednesday, April 16, 2014

TS Sullivant 10

My 10th post on the breathtaking art of Mr. Sullivant. who influenced so many artists that followed him, Disney’s animators, Walt Kelly, Ralph Bakshi, to name a few. 
One thing that amazes me is the fact that his characters are so expressive, even when  drawn with relatively small eyes. 

Animation industry: Please take notice! Please! 


  1. That Lion with the chloroform is really blowing me away. I wonder what his rough preliminary drawings looked like.
    Andreas, this is maybe a bigger question than what's reasonable for a blog comment, but I hope you don't mind me asking-
    What questions should I ask myself when I study other animators' work?
    I've heard about yourself and other animators looking at scenes either on 8mm, video, dvd, or even flipping the original drawings. What do you look for? I really want to learn as much as I can from all this great stuff!

  2. I can't stop staring at the lion under the tree! The foreshortening, the absolutely perfect rendering of the paws (such softness, yet so well defined), the solidity and volume of the whole creature; everything is just stunning! Great posing, too (especially love the flipped up right forepaw).

  3. They're all great. Look at the movement in the ostrich. The receding leg, the
    leg in the camera. Thanks, Andreas. Thanks, T.S.!

  4. É verdade que a Disney está produzindo um filme chamado Moana que será um mistura de 2d com 3d ?

  5. Today's animated (3D) characters have eyes that are like glass, in 1 word: lifeless....
    The soul of the character are its eyes, a mistake there and it is all ruined. All these extra computers they have, and can't resolve this issue. The characters in "Frozen" had all the super texture, but the eyes were truly frozen.....

  6. A great film project would be Mark Twain's "The Diary of Adam and Eve" animated in the style of Sullivant's drawings.

    1. Someone else suggested this. Thanks, David, I'll look into this.

  7. Der laufende Straußenvogel ist mein persönlicher Favorit! 😊