Friday, December 08, 2006
I am a collector of toys...especially Donald Duck. Fortunately, here in Italy they love Donald very much and there are many inexpensive opportunities to acquire Duck figurines. I will try to upload some pictures of them some time. Suffice it say, they serve as an inspiration to me. Also, they are good for drawing models. I can take these 3D figurines and turn them at any angle and see where the eyes get smaller or the tail can't be seen any longer. Anytime I have seen offices of artists or animators there are usually pieces of inspiration scattered all about. In a podcast interview with John Lasseter of Pixar/Disney, he said that when they moved into their new wing they didn't put up finished walls/cubicles for the artists. In fact, they used a wooden frame and then covered it in corkboard. Corkboard! That way the artists could decorate it however they liked and it would be their own touch. Over the years I have bought figurines at garage sales, flea markets, thrift stores, Disney stores, Disneyland and World, newstands along with numerous other places to fill my collection. What inspires you?
Posted by Matt Crosser at 12/08/2006 06:17:00 PM