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Monday, August 3, 2009

10:37:32 am , 190 words, 1140 views     Categories: Art

Brush lines

To me the ocean of art out there is overwhelming. That's why I focus on animation, not that there isn't a lot of animation out there. But I feel I can at least keep some grasp on it. That's why I rarely talk about artists or manga or whatever. But I have immense respect for the people out there who can wrangle line to create something beautiful with an air of nonchalance. When I see a beautiful line I often think I'd like to see it move. I ran across Freddy Nadolny Poustochkine's lines today and delighted in them. These are the kinds of drawings I enjoy gazing at - quick but instinctive and not labored, with a soft suppleness and lightness of touch, an international spirit, stories that are just open-ended idea bubbles. I like how there is French occasionally, Vietnamese occasionally, Japanese occasionally, etc. And the spare use of orange but otherwise black and shades of gray. I actually find myself more attracted to the manga sensibility of the French. That reminds me, Dogs & Water was wonderful. I'd like to see stories like that told in animation.


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Balak [Visitor]  

fantastic find, thanks for sharing!

08/03/09 @ 22:51