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Original Animation Cel Paintings
Each original is hand inked and painted on clear layers of acetate using India ink and animation cel vinyl paint.

Below is an example of the technique from design concept to finished painting.   Approximate time to complete this painting is 70+ hours (before custom matting and framing).




Step 1. Original concept
Step 1. Original concept
Pencil sketch of original design
Step 2. Create tight pencil of design
Step 2. Create tight pencil of design
Using graph paper, straight edges and templates prepare the design for inking











Step 3. Ink design
Step 3. Ink design
Individual 16-field animation cels are inked with India ink.











Step 4. Paint layers
Step 4. Paint layers
Each layer is painted in reverse on a light table using animation cel vinyl paint.


Step 5. Check alignment
Step 5. Check alignment
Throughout the inking and painting process the cel layers are allowed to dry and then checked to make sure they fit together to create the finished design
Step 6. Layers are fit together
Step 6. Layers are fit together
Cel layers are flipped over and using an animation peg bar they are fit together to check alignment
Step 7. Surface painting
Step 7. Surface painting
To create a beaded effect, top layer is painted on the front
Step 8. Surface detail is complete
Step 8. Surface detail is complete
Layers are fit together and a background paper is selected to complete the design
Step 9. Painting is finished
Step 9. Painting is finished
Painting is ready to be matted and framed. (Approximate time from concept to finished painting 70 hours)
FRAMED WOODLANDS FLORAL
FRAMED WOODLANDS FLORAL
16"x20" with cabernet suede/gold mat and distressed gold wood frame
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