Sunday, October 10, 2010

Hans Bacher Has Good Taste

These are all from Hans Bacher's site:
Great layouts




killer cartooning and draftsmanship
Great color
Nasty colorI remember this character from when I was a kid living in Germany.
Fun cartooning in odd styles
Cal Arts origins.
From Sullivant to

Ken AndersonMilt Kahl
LOTS MORE GREAT ART HERE

20 comments:

Vinnie said...

Yeah the Animation Treasures blog is great for inspiration & discovery, one of the ones I check daily. His book is worth a look too

Wohlauf said...

Seeing Blix in there made me think that you should look into the Simplicissimus Album. Or directly look into Karl Arnold and Bruno Paul who both drew for that publication.

Lot's of great German caricatures in there.

Esun said...

very nice source, thanks!

but why were you living in germany as a kid? never heard of that...

Rooniman said...

That is some nice, tasty colors there (except for that still of Beauty and the Beast, that ones crap). Not to mention great cartooning as well.

Roberto Severino said...

Wow! I'm definitely am going to visit that website often. Loads of great artwork there. It's all overwhelming in a good way.

"I remember this character from when I was a kid living in Germany."

I sure hope you have some funny stories about that time in your life. You've never brought that up on your blog before. Did they show funny cartoons all the time in Germany?

kurtwil said...

A really nice, varied trove of animation art, JK...thanks for the link!

Cristian AvendaƱo said...

Man, I love when you do that thing when you're showing us some great art and then BAM, you show a somewhat recent Disney still and there goes my childhood...

I've always had a crazy dream of becoming a great animator, and starting working on Disney so I could help to bring back some of the old glory, but as I grow older and as I understand better how their system works, I think it would be extremely hard to do.

Nate said...

holy crap there's a lot of good stuff on that site

SibbSabb said...

I love Hans. My entire animation education is a combination of your blog and his.

akira said...

i want to hear some germany stories please!?

Pete Emslie said...

I'm not as critical on the colour in that "Beauty and the Beast: scene as I am on the layout itself. I'm actually shocked at how it goes against many of the general rules of good composition: The near perfect symmetry on either side of the vertical centre, the chandelier lining up with the edges of the drapes, the table top lining up with the windowsill, etc. I don't mind the low horizon line for dramatic effect, but the whole scene could have been stronger if viewed from a slightly different angle towards the left or the right to avoid the tangents and monotonous symmetry.

Juxtaminute said...

So these Ken Anderson images are from the story of Renard the Fox. An old fable from the middle ages. I did some reading into the story and it turns out that the name Renard means "absolutely hard, a hardened
evil-doer whom there is no turning from his way."
The description for Renard matches the description for Ren! John was this an inspiration for the character? or just a coincidence?

source page 2
http://bestiary.ca/etexts/morley1889/morley%20-%20history%20of%20reynard%20the%20fox.pdf

She-Thing said...

Yes he does. It's as if in his brain he's got a specific pattern for subtelty and creativity.

Thanks for the share!

glamaFez said...

John, do you like Winsor McCay?

There's something about his work that annoys me, but I don't know what.

R.Dress said...

I love the Ken Anderson stuff.

Trevor G. said...

Hey John, art by Ken Anderson is really hard to get a hold if. If you find any more I'd be grateful if you put some of it up.

His sketches are brilliant.

Kate McElroy said...

Cool stuff! Especially the color backgrounds.

The animal drawings toward the bottom remind me a lot of the Heinrich Kley's art. I'm not sure whether or not to assume you've heard of him, but just in case you haven't his work is awesome:

http://www.old-coconino.com/sites_auteurs/kley/index.html

http://www.thescreamonline.com/art/art7-1/kley/kley.html

pappy d said...

Hans Bacher is a major talent in his own right. He used to do amazingly detailed full-color thumbnails for previz. Really inventive color schemes & good tonal values, too.

Emma said...

Whoa Mecki the Hedgehog! Did not expect to see that here. My german family have got these great figurines of him. Must go learn more on Hans's blog! Which is an absolutely wonderful source of animation stuff of all kinds. Wow.

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