Ollie Johnston

A great artist who's work influenced mine has passed away. I marvel at the ability of animators picking the exact moments that create the illusion of life. I strive to capture the personality of a character in a single drawing as he did.

I referenced his book so often as a student at RISD, it broke the binding and the pages started falling out. That book is still within arms reach from my drawing table today.

Here's a inspiring video with animator Glen Keane about Ollie Johnston's work.

1 comment:

  1. The last of the Nine Old Men.
    R.I.P., Ollie: