With the Games fast approaching, Ty B. Bear has been hard at work preparing for his events.
Okay, so he's a cartoon character...and he lives by the beach...and maybe he's not even an athletic cartoon character, but...he can get into the spirit of the Games.
Here are a few more sketches...for these I use ball point pen without any pencil drawing. I just go to it and see what appears on the sheet of paper. But, I am not crazy- i do thumbnails before each...
Because of my participation in the Olympiad of Animation (Los Angeles 1984), the games have always been a reminder of what can result when folks are determined to celebrate through animation.
Back in 1984, the selfless efforts of Fini and Bill Littlejohn created a unique event that has never been paralleled. I t was a thrill to see Rupert's Olympic Feet on the screen at the Academy. There was also a selection of animated shorts considered the best of all time. I dare say their artistry and themes would hold up even today...animation doesn't age like other artforms.