Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Tell Tale Heart

In 1996 I was working at DIC Animation in Burbank. They produced a lot of TV cartoons. One of the projects I worked on was a direct to video series they were proposing to CBS TV. The idea was to base the video series on literary classics. This was one of the designs I created for the series. It was for The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe.


The studio called for me to create the concept and draw a final line of the design. Then it went on the the color department to be painted as an animation cell. These were the days before Photoshop. When I started to learn Photoshop in 2005 I practiced my own version on this composition.


For today's blog entry thought I'd see what this would look like as a book cover...


Hope you enjoy it. Thanks for checking in.


2 comments:

last coon said...

you wrote "it was for The Tell Take Heart by Edgar Allan Poe" but it is "The Tell-Tale Heart".
Anyway, i enjoy this pictures.

Charles Z said...

Thanks for pointing that out. Made the fix. Thanks again.