Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Jim Tyer Scene from Movie Madness

Jim Tyer is one of my favorite animators, I don't think there's anyone like him. The way he distorts characters and moves them from pose to pose is so unique. I could see how his work could be a little jarring to someone who's never seen it before because he goes off model quite frequently and there's always something crazy going on. But if you love funny drawings he's great. I'm really just starting to learn to animate, in fact the Goober cartoon is my first attempt at animating, but I hope as I progress that one day I'll be able to animate a fraction as funny and lively as him. Here's some screen shots to illustrate how he gets from pose to pose and a clip of his animation from Movie Madness there's a lot the same approach even with more subtle movements, enjoy.



4 comments:

MikeMatei said...

I request more vintage model sheets! thats my favorite thing.

Pedro Vargas said...

Yeah he REALLY went out of proportions with the characters and whatnot. I love him for that. He deffinatley shows no limits, but he does it in the most coolest way possible. Thanks for sharing those grabs.

Anonymous said...

Jay Tyer here.. Jim Tyer was my great uncle.. I love to see his animation.. thanks
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Kevin Langley said...

Hi Jay, I'd love to hear anything you may have to share about your uncle. Keep an eye open for more posts of his animation. He's great! Feel free to email me at kevin.langley@gmail.com