Tuesday, December 21, 2004
THE OTHER REASON I WANT TO WORK IN ANIMATION
This sequence says it all... It's from BULLY FOR BUGS, another Chuck Jones classic. I really love the facial expressions--especially the last one. Someone really has to know the face to pull of this kind of artistry. Knowing the ways that a face can twist and distort and change with a person's mood is something that only a ton of life drawing can teach you. I find that every day I spend with the kids in my wife's preschool class, I learn more and more about expression and emotion and how these things come though in the most subtle of ways... No matter how much we may internalize something, it will be evident outwardly to anyone willing to look hard enough.