Thursday, January 22, 2009

Goodbye Lines, Hello Post-Graduation Doldrums

On the ship of my art, I have discovered that my first mate, those thick black lines I think so highly of, nay, those lines that I think of as the sons i ne'er had, have been CAVORTING AND CANOODLING with the captain's daughter. Those outlines leave me no choice but to give them a quick trial at sea and jettison them into the heedless deep.

I think drawing without outlines for a while will advance my awareness of volume, composition and color, maybe about 5 or 6 experience points. So I give you a sketch of my fellow animator Justin Webber and the main cast of Michael Crichton's thrilling bio-disease novella, Sherlock Holmes (Watson, Moriarty, and Ian Malcolm).

I also highly recommend any discerning fan of art, film, and especially cartoons, give David O' Reilly's art a gander- hopefully in twenty years all cartoons will look like this, and not some fucking Seth McFarlane green three-dee singing Dreamworks goblin or some shit.

OCTOCAT ADVENTURE 1-5 (HD) from David OReilly on Vimeo.