I had the fortune to study stop motion with Voltaire at SVU - really amazing guy. End of semester he had a party at his apartment and we got to see these sets & characters. They were amazingly detailed and cool.
AnonymousVery cool. Back in my art school days, illustrator Lester Abrams was a teacher. He did character design for many Rankin Bass productions and brought in his original art from The Hobbit TV special for us students to drool over...a fun geeky memory.
I bet Tim Burton must of been influenced by this, it's so much like the Nightmare Before Christmas. The way the camera flies through the background and goes through doors and things like that. I was just googling Lester Abrams because I love his character designs and I came across your blog. I can't find a lot of info on Lester! I wanted to see more of his artwork. I was wondering why he doesn't have a website dedicated to him. Do you know of anywhere I can find more info and pictures of his work? I love the drawing for your blog header by the way. As an artist as well, I feel my work is trying to kill me too haha!