Saturday, December 03, 2005

Don Bluth influence


















Andrea Simonti (a colleague of mine here in Dreamworks) told me that the design of this characters shows a strong Don Bluth influence. What do you think?

10 comments:

Aurelie said...

Well... the influence is not really obvious to me. Thought, I'm not a specialist about Don Bluth.
Anyway, this is a cool blog coming into sight. I like your drawings very much. They're really good!
Keep blogging :)

alberto mielgo said...

Well, I don't think is too much Don Bluth's, But I love this character!!
Looks so nice and funny.The clothes , face and everything
Who is him?

Sanvi said...

Superclass!!! What a nice place to watch and learn! Thank you for sharing your art!

Gabriele Pennacchioli said...

Alberto- It may sound strange but the reason of this character is the Ridley Scott movie "The Duellists". I have say that I looove the visual look of that movie. It just fascinate me.
The cavalry officers uniforms were great. The way that some materials work under certain light or atmospheric situations intrigued me. So I created this character thinking how to put together some of those materials.

william wray said...

I don't see it, but I love your art!
Maybe a little Dennis Bodart?

Boris Hiestand said...

The one bottom left reminds me a bit of something Bluth-esque, but more the motion than the style. Wonky knees and skinniness- Dirk the Slayer right there. Wasn't his style mainly inspired by Ken Anderson and Milt Kahl though?

Lovely drawings.

Scott Wright said...

These are awesome Gabriele. Can't wait to see more.

Don Bluth said...

Yes, I influenced those drawing, as part of my new "influence a drawing" program, thanks for noticing.

Monkeyfeather said...

I worked with Don for many years and am pretty familiar with his style, and I don't see it here.

Mattias said...

Cool blog cool character