2D animation Week, day 5 (I may go one more day after this)- let’s hear it for Classic Disney animation (40s-50s)- this is from DUMBO and I believe it’s by Bill (Vladamire) Tytla. #Disney #dumbo #2danimation #classicanimation #tytla
I wanted to share this as both a Fanart Friday & a Follow Friday post. While I’ve never played Kid Icarus before, I personally love this illustration since Sibsy (aka Sabrina Alberghetti- storyboard artist for MLP) was able to draw the characters in an accurate portrayal while still doing them in her own personal style, which something I try to do whenever I do fan art or commissions for other people’s OCs.
While she’s already pretty well-known, I still wanted to promote her since she’s one of my personal heroes in terms of character design, along with artists such as Bill Tytla, Chuck Jones, & Milt Khal. Like these other artists, I personally look at her as one of my main sources of inspiration as I still strive to be an aspiring character designer.
Animation is not just timing, or just a well-drawn character, it is the sum of all the factors named. No matter what the devil one talks about–whether force or form, or well-drawn characters, timing, or spacing–animation is all these things–not any one.
Bill Tytla (Supervising Animator for Disney), The Illusion of Life, (p. 15)
“Night on Bald Mountain”, Walt Disney’s “Fantasia”, 1940.
Designed and animated by Vladimir “ Bill” Tytla.
Vladimir Peter “Bill” Tytla (October 25, 1904 – December 30, 1968) was one of the original Disney animators and is considered by many to be the best character animator to work during The Golden Age of Hollywood animation. Tytla is particularly noted for the animation of Grumpy in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Stromboli in Pinocchio, Chernabog in the Night on Bald Mountain sequence from Fantasia and the title character in Dumbo.