Sunday, November 14, 2010

Inspiration

 I have just got a copy of the Art of Tangled and I totally recommend it to anyone who loves animation.   I was blown away by the great artwork presented in the book and specially the ones by my good friend Jin Kim.
Jin is from Korea and he is not only a great designer but also a great animator.   I met him when I start working at Disney on Fantasia 2000 in 1997.  We worked together on that film and then we were hired to work on Kingdom in the Sun, which became The Emperor's New Groove.   We shared an office for a year or so and it was always great to see his animation.  I new how good he was at that time but I had no idea how talented he in fact is.   His drawings are as good and sometimes (for me anyway) better than Glen Keane's.   You should definitely get this book to study his drawings.

There is another "Kim" in the book that you will hear more in the future, the great Shiyoon Kim, another Korean (what's up with all these great talented Koreans?).  Shiyoon is also a good friend and his work is superb.

Disney is luck to have these two amazing talents.

Here are some of Jin Kim's drawings from the book.  There are many, many more but you will have to buy the book.

10 comments:

  1. Not to mention they're the nicest guys! It's ironic that they both really admire Glen's work. :]

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  2. I'm sure "Tangled" will be a fine film (I haven't seen it yet) , but these drawings and the other wonderful drawings I've seen by Glen Keane and Jin Kim make me feel that "RAPUNZEL" could have been the next great Disney hand-drawn film that got away . Oh, well ... maybe something else is in the pipeline.

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  3. Don't forget Hyun-min as another talent Korean. Lovely work and I'll adding this book to my collection as well. Thanks!

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  4. Haha, I follow both of them. They're great!

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  5. I had the pleasure of cleaning up Jin Kim's Donald Duck animation on Fantasia/2000, and it was a wonderful experience. His scenes in particular always felt so pure and classical in style. Fantastic artist.

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  6. Jin is indeed the man. Loved working with him on the Cow Movie.

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  7. That barbarian on the two horses is amazing, I love the intensity!

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  8. Thanks for posting this. Inspiring indeed !

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  9. have more in his blog http://cosmoanimato.blogspot.com/
    amzing work!

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  10. http://shiyoon.blogspot.com/ and that´s Shiyoon´s blog, in fact, another talented artist!

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