Friday, August 11, 2006


WHEN I WAS ABOUT TWELVE, my family took a vacation to Disney World. I had already been gravitating towards art for the past several years, so my parents humored me by taking part in a tour of the now-defunct Disney 2D Animation Studios, Home of the Imagineers.

Staring through the glass at those guys making the movies I so admired, I knew what I wanted to do. Granted, Lion King was still in production, so 3D hadn't made much of an appearance in animated films yet, but that was the beginning. My goals have since been modified slightly, but the urge to inspire emotion through motion has always been the cornerstone of my passions, I suppose.

So there I am in a parellel universe, immersed in a void of my own concentration, scribbling away as a full-fledged Imagineer. Enjoy!

M

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10 Comments:

Blogger Dave Pryor said...

Hey Marshall, I like the glow effect you created in this image. I also appreciate it's simplicity. If you can't guess "animation" by the desk alone - wearing the micky ears sells it.
You may be in for a world of hurt learning to animate with the paper top hung - my first animation instructor made me use the top pegs too.

3:53 AM  
Blogger Don Dixon's Blog said...

Great one Marshall! I saw you sketching this at the townhall meeting yesterday! came out great! Love the hands and the strong planes on the fingers! Way to go!

7:27 AM  
Blogger Kurt Kanellos said...

Nice feel for lighting, nice composition, and the perspective is pulled off very well - a strong drawing all-around! Great work, man.

7:43 AM  
Blogger Jeff Williams said...

Nice dude! Great lighting and I love the hands.

8:24 AM  
Blogger Marshall Bock said...

Dave -- Yeah, top-hung flipping is nearly impossible, but it read better as an image to have the pegs up there. Compositional sacrifice.

Thanks for the com(pli)ments, guys! Much appreciated.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Jav said...

yeah, i tophung it the first time... couldnt flip more than 3 at a time, really tough....
anyhoo, I saw ya drawing this yesterday... quick turnaround and fantastic work on the color!! Love the treatment here! Way to pull it off!

10:59 AM  
Blogger Kevin Barber said...

Wow ,...I love this Marshall. Fantastic pose, mood and color. Grat proportions as well. Nicety niceness.

11:09 AM  
Blogger boob said...

Love the light source here and the fact that the BG feels 3D and there's absolutely nothing there. Great hands too. Dig the stylized tears in the jeans.

You should also know I gave myself a headache counting your individual face hairs.

Oh yeah - solid perspective - I agree. I hate perspective as evident by my wonky robot.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Ian Simmons said...

I'm late to the game once again, but I've gotta say, this is another amazing bit of color and composition. Wish I could offer some constructive criticism, but I'd just be making up flaws. Consider making prints. I'd buy one...

8:29 AM  
Blogger Marshall Bock said...

Again, thanks so much for the comments, guys. You flatter me : ) For anyone interested, I've received a few queries regarding my creation process, so I'll soon be posting an explanatory pseudo-tutorial over at my blog. Hope to see you guys there. And again, I thank you all for your feedback and opinions. Cheers!

2:50 PM  

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