Fri, February 8, 2008
Check out this banner ad for Disney Vacations, and tell me it wouldn't make the Nine Old Men spin in their graves.
It reminded me of the following sketch from Frank Thomas & Ollie Johnston's masterwork, Disney Animation: The Illusion of Life, in the chapter devoted to basic character drawing techniques. The point is, too much symmetry makes a character look flat and lifeless.
Am I crazy? Leaving aside the eyes and the change of clothes, does the Mickey in the banner ad not look exactly like the "don't" version of Carson Osten's sketch?
This is day one Mickey-drawing stuff, guys. I'm dumping my Disney stock.