Tuesday, August 31, 2010

...SURVEY!...what is this crap?...

Hey guys,

So some of you may have seen the survey on the right hand side. The reasoning behind it is pretty simple...I want to gauge who is coming to the site and see if I can offer things that will be helpful to different groups. I would really appreciate everyone taking one sec to click the button that pertains to you. Thanks again for all the support and new things will be coming soon.

All the best

Jamaal B

oh yeah... the logo image is going to change again. I am experimenting with different characters. stay tuned

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Family Guy Disneyfied: Sandro Cleuzo

I saw that Sandro posted these a while ago, but I held back from grabbing the links so that people could enjoy them from his site. If you haven't seen them take a peek and watch the full version to get a good laugh. Thanks for posting these on the web Sandro!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Plight of the Bumble Bee

I was crusing one of my favorite blogs (Sandro Cleuzo) and came across his post of a rare Disney short entirely in pencil test!!! Sandro says the animation is by: "...we can all enjoy and study the great animation by Fred Moore, Hal King, Cliff Nordberg and others and the great layouts...." This is some pretty nice animation work. Mickey and the Bee hit some great poses with some really fun timing. This is just another reason to love animation and remember all the creative things you can do and not be hyper real all the time.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Mark Pudleiner: Rhapsody in Blue

I have not posted for a while so I figured I would just hit you with a bunch! Here is another Rhapsody in Blue test from my man Mark Pudleiner.

Disney's Atlantis: Pencil Tests of Kida , Fenton, and Audrey

Tao Lung vs. Shifu by Rodolphe Guenoden

Hey guys,

I got an email from Patrick Stannard who timed out this animation from the Art of Kung Fu Panda book. That was pretty good of him to take the task on and trying to time it. Good job Patrick

Tai Lung Reference from Patrick Stannard on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

No More Illusionist on the Depot... for now...maybe..

So I am on vacation and I recieved my first email telling me to remove something from the Pencil Test Depot.  We were contacted by the Producer of the movie who asked me to take down the work.  I put the disclaimer on the front of the site stating that we will take down the work of anyone who feels that it should not be up there.  It was a pretty nice letter with not threats made, but I figured by now studios would realize that a lot of people that post things are giving great exposure to some amazing work. If anyone else feels that their work should be removed feel free to contact me.  

I want to apologize to everyone for this minor pinch on the site and I appreciate the ongoing support.  I will be posting new tests as soon as possible

"keep animating"