Friday, April 1, 2011
Ariel Production Drawing by Mark Henn
Instead of having class today, I got to spend the day at WonderCon. I came across an animation gallery that was selling production work. They had some things for sale in all price ranges from $10 - $1500. I thought I'd find a cheap drawing for my apartment. Well they had a great selection and when I stumbled upon this one, I just had to get it. (I also had to get it because if I didn't, I'm pretty sure the friendly Chinese lady next to me was going to steal it.) It was a lot more than I had planned on spending, but for those of you who don't know me that well, The Little Mermaid was my favorite Disney Movie when I was little. I loved the characters, the music, and the story. The Little Mermaid was the movie that made me say, I want to do that. I want to make animated films because I loved the way it made me feel and I loved drawing and the idea that these were moving drawings. I was only five years old at the time, but every time my parents took me to Blockbuster, we had to rent The Little Mermaid. I guess you could say that I have a soft spot for this film and this character. This will soon be framed and placed above my animation desk to remind me as to why I want to do this, why I should work hard for it, and why 2d animation is worth holding on to.