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This inspired me today…


Original production cel from the 1966 Chuck Jones produced and directed Oscar-winning short animated film, "The Dot and the Line," India ink on rice paper with an gouache on acetate overlay.  

"Lines are the grammar of all art.  Even in animation, all characters are born of graceful, linear drawing.  The most important discovery I made at Chouinard, one that has been shared by every artist, cartoonist, painter in history…was the ability to live by the single line–that single, honest delineation of the artist's intent."  –Chuck Jones

Image of the Day: 14 Carrot Offering


Gentlemen!  Consider the following Valentine's Day advice from Chuck Jones:

"Hand kissing.  This is something I took up when I realized its character and intent.  A girl is a continuing thing, and it isn't because the hand-bone is connected to the arm-bone is connected to the head-bone.  The skin of a girl's hand is connected by direct route and direct wire to her lips, the hand is  like holding the end of a lariat, the business part is at the end.  So when the continental gallant kisses a girl's hand he is in effect saying what every woman wants to hear: 'I'd like to kiss your lips.' Shaking hands is just silly, whoever heard of shaking lips."  –Chuck Jones, Stroke of Genius, A Collection of Paintings & Musings on Life, Love & Art by Chuck Jones.  

14 Carrot Offering is a fine art stone lithograph, hand-pulled, one color at a time at the prestigious American Atelier in an edition of 350 examples, each hand-signed by the artist in pencil.  It was created from an original oil painting by Chuck Jones who, in turn, was inspired by a painting by Marc Chagall.