Tag Archives: Composition

Art & Design in The British Film #30- Lawrence Paul Williams 0

Continuing a series about Art Directors in the British film industry up to 1948, when the book containing these articles was published. This chapter deals with Lawrence Paul Williams (1905 – 1996) Compressed charcoal sketch for “So Well Remembered” RKO Pictures 1947 (Please click these thumbnails to enlarge them) he became the prime mover in […]

Transformations Through Light – Photos by Helmar Lerski 1

There’s an interesting reference resource for all you CGI modellers and lighting artists looking for new ways to build on the standard three lamps setup. Take some time to study an exhibition of eighty-eight photographs by Helmar Lerski (1871–1956) currently showing at the Ubu Gallery in New York and running until the 25th of June, […]

Art & Design in The British Film #29 – Alex Vetchinsky 0

Continuing a series about Art Directors in the British film industry up to 1948, when the book containing these articles was published. This chapter deals with Alex Vetchinsky ( 1904- 1980 ) He is an artist of the cinema and does not pretend to be a painter of pictures. His work is never self-conscious and […]

Two Colour Keys From “Snowballs” 6

A little explanation: “Snowballs” was the original working title for “Balto“. These two keys show the interior of a gold dredging machine in Nome, Alaska. The quality isn’t great because they are from colour copies, but the vision is spot on. Click ‘em to enlarge ‘em folks! Workshop interior. Gold dredger interior. Production designer Hans […]

Wall To Wall Wallpaper 8

If there’s any truth in the slugline of this blog: “The Art that feeds animation“, then I think these images of historic wallpapers are excellent examples of the aesthetic river that has flowed uninterrupted into the deep pool of animation art. Paper Panoramas This post focuses on a small but important product of the wallpaper […]

Rowland Hilder 3

The work of Rowland Hilder (1905 – 1993) is held up for your admiration in this snow scene, #3 in the advent series. The painting is from an advertisement for beer, and it’s titled ” Whitbread Stout at the Cross Keys Inn” Please click the thumbnail to see a bigger version. I swiped this mini-bio […]

Art & Design in The British Film # 14: John Howell 3

Continuing a series about Art Directors in the British film industry up to 1948, when the book containing these articles was published. This chapter deals with John Howell. (Click thumbnail images to enlarge) Fame Is The Spur was Honor Blackman’s first screen appearance. John Howells started his long cinematic career in the 1930′s. After the […]

Autumn Through The Letterbox 2

In the last couple of weeks, I’ve been collecting images from my hard drive and cropping them to exactly 770 x 140 pixels. The reason for this is it’s the size of the header image on the portal style blog I set up for the students I teach at Ravensbourne College. I’ve started with a […]