Just today, came across this lovely little video about the art which Dreamworks animation artists make in their private life – and an exhibition of it – great variations in styles and materials. The cherry on the cake, for me, is an endearing comment at the very end from Jeffrey Katzenberg that he’d love to live among the art on the 3rd floor of the Musee D’Orsay m, Paris (the Impressionists). My feeling exactly, when I first encountered it, I practically had to be prised away with crowbars. And I had to revisit the next day. Hands up anyone else who had the same reaction?
After watching this, it is clear that animation artists are indeed fine artists – and they love to paint and draw. All the time. Even while waiting in a queue for something too mundane to mention. Keenness and enthusiasm is right there. One painter even dislikes selling her art to someone unless she knows the purchaser, she feels such a personal bond with her pictures.
Huge talent quietly shown here by: Sam Michalp, Nicholas Weis, Griselda Sastrawinata, Christian Schellewald, Paul Duncan, Marcos Mateu, Nathan Fowkes.
The book itself will be featured in my next blog post.