Ironman with traditional colors, part 2. Am I crazy for not wanting to go digital? (This is a one room insane asylum so, let me be. :)) Currently I am nitpicking the art and will have it up to show in it's completeness...soon. 'Scuze my A.D.D. but there's just too much going on right now and much seems to be vying for my attention.
Anyway, here's a quarter piece of Ironman.
(Is it just me or do uploaded images to Blogger seem to really fade out? My original jpeg has quite a bit more color intensity to it than what is seen here. Not that lame excuses will benefit my work, but I need every little bit of sum'un sum'un I can get to appear to look better. Help meeee!)
Chuck Jones art directed this animated short, "A Christmas Carol" back in 1971. My brother and I watched this very special piece during that time as kids, and about 6 months later the lithium shooters finally kicked in and relieved us of the rather haunting and impressionable images. (No kidding, we were warped for a long time! lol! )
Granted, this piece is aged and is nothing compared to the trauma kids see on tv today, but still this is a fabulous piece of storytelling in the best of artistic sense. Take note of the voiceover talent, and the heavily rendered backgrounds.
The two drawbacks? It's way too short (less than 30 minutes) and the screen is small and is hard to see all of the wonderful background pencil work.
However, it's still worth the watch ( here ) and read the making here.
When I realize it's been--years--since I did a Stanleyart.com website update, I cringe. When I see the pages of really old artwork still posted on the site, it's then I realize that I should move my house over to Apathy Boulevard, on the corner of Yawn and Snore...gah.
But like our $700 Billion dollars worth of new taxes, (or in my case, new artwork)--it's coming.
Fortunately, incoming jobs aside, the site is being reworked.