13 May 2012

Crayon Dragon

A young artist is commissioned to paint over some old art and proceeds to do her job.  Yet as she does so she is sucked in to another world where she meets and eventually befriends a dragon who has something of a liking for crayons. 

This lovely animated short is by Toniko Pantoja who created it as her second year project at CalArts. I particularly like the loose way that the characters in this animation have been colored – rough strokes, almost as it they were brush strokes on a larger (perhaps unfinished) canvas.  It certainly makes for a beautiful story – thanks Toniko!