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MAMMOTH Drawing

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Here's another drawing I did for Brother Bear.

I really enjoyed working on this project, and the people at the Disney Florida studio really treated me well. I worked with Producer Chuck Williams, directors Aaron Blaise, Bob Walker, Robh Ruppel and Bob Stanton; they are all top-drawer in my book. They allowed me the time to explore the animals and the world; I felt as though I really got to sink my teeth into the designs.

I didn't know Armand Serrano then, but he also worked on Brother Bear too.

I drew this one on vellum, but for the blog I went ahead and layered it with a colored background and tinted the linework. However, the drawing is untouched. It is as I drew it seven years ago.

17 comments :

Armand Serrano said...

Oh my, I haven't seen these fantastic mammoth icons for a while. I remember admiring Marcelo's drawings of the mammoth and paricularly the fighting bears which stayed posted in our visdev board for the whole time we're working on the film in Florida. These drawings for me go down in history as what the classical Disney animation are all about. Very much admired, my friend.

Oliver Kurth said...

The mammoths are just awesome! Very powerful. Thanks for sharing!

craig said...

Really nice. The soft quality and texture in the last post is really something

cdeboda said...

I really like this one...a lot! Such a great drawing.

COMIKXGUY said...

hi!

just wanted to come by from cheeks blog and just want to say thankx for the character designs on captain N

i could tell that the ones you didn't create were different too

the 10 year old child in me on saturday mornings thankx you :)

GWhitehall said...

Marcelo
Thoroughly enjoying this blog, checking it quite often. Keep up the great work. Just wanted to thank you for checking my blog, and for the good advice, always appreciated. I didn't think anybody ever looked there, so i started to neglect it, but i will be sure to keep it updated.
Hope all is well!
Gino

Tim Bye said...

Hey Marcelo I think your drawings are amazing! Thanks for the comment on my blog - very encouraging words! All the best - tim

Shuku said...

WOOLLY MAMMOTHS!

Oh Marcelo these are -lovely-. Always had a fondness for pachyderms and their ilk, and these have such a sense of movement and...dimensional -shape-. They're beautiful.

*WAILS* I missed Surf's Up! By the time I had a free evening they'd stopped running it...I'm so sorry, I still want to see it but I'll have to wait for the DVD now! I chased everyone else to go see it though...

--Shuku
Wah!

Jason Seiler said...

That's awesome Marcelo! What medium is this?

Alina Chau said...

THese mammoth drawings are beautiful, love how you render the the soft fuzzy fur! :)

Erin Middendorf said...

Fantastic! I feel as if the word is going to rumble as soon as he puts his mammoth foot down!
Thank you for commenting in my blog! I will definitely and eagerly be keepin' an eye on your work here. Thank you for sharing!

Marcelo Vignali said...

Thanks everybody.

I drew the first sketch on tracing paper, and the second one on vellum, using a Prisma Pencil, stump, and the Staedler Mars plastic erasers.

benjatoon! said...

oh man! your work is amaizing! and really inspirated, please visit my blog, benja

Philip Dimitriadis said...

Ditto...as below...awesome!!!

Mauro said...

wow! THIS is a GOOD Mammoth drawing!!! This blog have no rest!

Playkill said...

Beautiful!

David Colman said...

I remember seeing this up on the wall years ago @DFAS..... and then I was lucky enough to work w/you, receiving nothing but the best in your mentoring of me. This drawing still blows me away. I am also quite lucky getting to work w/Aaron, Bob and Chuck...a great trifecta...