Pretty amazing how that guy becomes a spire.
Dreams can come true if you believe. We should all aspire to be more like him.
a spire to be more like him
“The Night is Dark and Full of Terrors” by JBO
“I was particularly proud of my performance as the Joker. I considered it a piece of pop art.”
- Jack Nicholson
May 25, 1977: Star Wars is released.
Before the release of his first Star Wars film, George Lucas was convinced that his genre-busting space opera epic would flop at the box office, so he made a bet with Steven Spielberg, whose science-fiction film Close Encounters of the Third Kind was also set to release that year. If Spielberg’s film made more money than his own, he would collect a percentage of whatever profit Close Encounters made, and vice versa. Spielberg’s sci-fi classic made an impressive $337 million by the end of its run, but Star Wars made nearly $800 million which, adjusted for inflation, makes it the third highest-grossing film of all time (it also spawned a franchise which, according to some estimates, has yielded a total revenue of $27 billion). Needless to say, Spielberg lost the battle of films but won the bet, and reportedly continues to benefit from that bet today.
“Ken Hultgren lived a short but very productive life.
He started his career in 1936 at Disney , where he eventually became an animator on the short film Farmyard Symphony. Hultgren then moved to the Bambi unit, where he did character design and animation. As you can see in these two model sheets, he was a very gifted draughtsman.
Hultgren put out a great book in 1950 called The Art of Animal Drawing.
Early on as an art student in Germany I found it quite difficult to draw animals at the zoo. When I got my hands on a copy of this book and flipped through the pages several light bulbs went off.” — Andreas Deja