Thursday, December 27, 2012

DRAGONS LAIR 2 - John Pomeroy drawings

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays 2012 everyone !
One last post for this year :-)

While working at Don Bluth Studios for the earlier part of my career I was fortunate enough to be able to work and learn from some amazing talent.

As mentioned in earlier posts, John Pomeroy was the artistic leader and I always found him open to pass on any tips and encouragement. He was extremely busy and when you were able to have a moment with him as he talked about the art of animation, it was always very enlightening and positive. There was always this excitement and passion and you could tell he loved what he was working on. It also shows in his work as  here are some beautifully drawn images from one of his scenes from Don Bluths ' Dragons Lair 2 - Time Warp '

The drawings are from the end of the game when the hero Dirk rescues his love Daphne and they come together for the kiss. Beautiful. 


Sandro Cleuzo said...

Hey Mark,

Thanks for the kind words you left on my blog, I appreciated them.
I want also to wish you and your family a great New Year.
Let's try to talk one of these days on Skype.

Sandro Cleuzo said...

By the way... John Pomeroy was really doing the best animation in those years and I was really inspired by his work on the Secret of Nimh as well as his shots on dragon's Lair and Space Ace. Superb talent, even so that Milt Kahl said it himself that John was really good.
Thanks for posting these great drawings.

Mielloux said...

Thank you very much for sharing it is beautiful drawings of a genius of animation! A hero of my childhood that pencil stroke dream ^ ^ (sorry my english is bad)