Escape of the Gingerbread Man!!! Pub Portraits

Posting a few rough portraits that graced the interior of the "Escape of the Gingerbread Man!!!" Pub. Thomas Moore, Yeats, and Guiness look down angrily at the main characters in the closing scenes of the film. Seen from a distance, they are barely noticeable, but add texture and atmosphere. The sort of small details we added throughout the film, that might not be noticed until viewed several times.

The Noble Approach in Thailand.

The Animation Workshop, where I've been teaching the last 6 years, has set up a series of professional animation master classes in Thailand.  The first will be a 5 day intensive course based on chapters from my upcoming book... "The Noble Approach." It will be set just north of Chiang Mai Thailand in the beautiful AWAY resort. 

The following is from the Official Animation Workshop page here.

The Noble Approach

5 day Design Workshop in Thailand

Based on Polson’s upcoming book The Noble Approach which discusses Oscar winning designer/director Maurice Noble’s approach to film design from start to finish. The five day workshop will explore Noble's philosophy, and techniques through work assignments and intensive talks on subjects such as; Visual Storytelling, Research and Inspiration, Value, Color and saturation, Compositional theories, Perspective and depth.

Participants will find a thorough yet essential design course from the angle of Maurice Noble, sprinkled with assignments, example works and talks, all professionally guided by Maurice's understudy Tod Polson; designer, author and director with extensive experience in projects for companies such as Walt Disney, Warner Bros. and Nickelodeon.

Note: Participant fee includes superior double room, all meals, coffee breaks, and mineral water from arrival til end. Discount 50 usd pr person sharing same room. Transport between Chiang Mai city and the resort included. All resort facilities are at free disposal. One hour daily physical exercise with local trainer included. Drawing materials used in the assignments provided. Certificate and proof of participation, will be given all students, signed by all partner organizing schools and The Animation Workshop, Thailand.

Submission: This exclusive workshop is designed for advanced animation students, graduates and professionals. Enrollment is limited, so please attach short electronic curriculum

Practical details:
  • Instructor: Tod Polson
  • Location: Centara Away Resort, Chiang Mai
  • Start: Wednesday May 16. 9.00 am
  • Arrivals: Tuesday May 15.
  • End: Sunday May 20. 14.00 pm
  • Fee: 1200 usd / 36.000 bht
  • Schedule: 9.00 am - 12.00 pm // 14.00 - 17.30 pm
  • Count: 20
  • Contact: Thomas Eilertsen:
  • Deadline: May 1. 2012

Tod Polson on Maurice Noble:

"Maurice Noble was arguably one of animations greatest design/layout artists. His innovative use of color and design was integral to many of the greatest cartoons of the "Golden Age of Animation", from the classic Disney features “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, “Pinocchio”, “Fantasia”, “Bambi” and “Dumbo”, to more than sixty Warner Bros. cartoons with Chuck Jones. These include “What’s Opera Doc?”, “Duck Dodgers in the 24 ½ Century”, and the “Road Runner” series. Maurice co-directed and was production designer for the Academy Award winning short “The Dot And The Line”. He also designed the Christmas classic “The Grinch That Stole Christmas." The influence of his work is still being felt today."