On an emotional level, what drew you to this artist's work?
Well, I wanted to try something different than what i usually do and so i changed up my style with this one but to tell the truth, i'm not really sure if i have any influences, and if i do i don't know who they are. I guess if i had to name names i would have to say Ub Iwerks is at the top of my list, William Hanna, Joseph Barbera, Winsor McCay, DC and Marvel comics, Tex Avery, Hugh Harman, Chuck Jones, and Kim Possible Creators Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley; and i only say that because my character has a lot of similarities to their character. In the end I'm more of a Looney Toons Fan.
What technical aspects do you appreciate about this artist work?
I Grew up on the Looney Toons cartoons And on Disney movies and i always loved the slap-stick comedy that the Looney Toons provided. That and the comedic timing. As for the Disney Movies I'v always loved the painted backgrounds and, until recently, the songs. If anything, when a child sees a Disney animated Film If anything that what they'll remember the most.
Give a brief description of the artist background.
Ub Iwerks was born on March 24, 1901 in Kansas City Missouri. Got his first job as an artist at the Pesman-Rubin Commercial Art Studio in 1919 at the age of 18, which is also where he met Walt Disney. close to a year later the two ventured out and formed their own company Iwerks-Disney Commercial Artist but it didn't last long. a few years later the two where able to get anther studio and Iwerks developed two of cartoon history's most famous characters, Oswald the Rabbit, and Mickey Mouse.
How does this artist influence/ impact your jr. piece?
Well I would have to say, that it was their sense of humor and their love and respect for the art-form. They may not of been the kindest guys around but they love their character and making them come to life.
Update : Feb, 21, 12. Working on backgrounds and easy shots 2, 4, and 8, With stills.
Music and color in march.