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.


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.