Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Supplement: The Illusionist - Background Art

Sylvain Chomet's The Illusionist is a silently beautiful film about a stage illusionist who's dying career prompts him to leave Paris for Edinburgh. The silence and stillness of Chomet's work is a key ingredient in his work, but The Illusionist is also supported by heartbreaking artwork. From the quiver of traditional animation, to the wobbly line art that structures the world, the film echoes the qualities of the human touch. I recently found the work of Bjorn-Erik Aschim, an animator who produced some of the stunning visuals in the film. Check out more of his work at the link.

And if you haven't already seen the film, give it a watch.


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