Here's a paint'n I did of the cap'n. I made it for my friend and director Dave Wasson's birthday. It's my second recent attempt at gouache, and I think it turned out pretty well actually. It seems to get easier with practice, which I guess is how everything goes. This painting's cooler in real life because the gold paint I used on his fur coat reflects light and such, but you get the idear.
I saw Corpse Bride last night, and it was pretty cool. The designs and overall visuals were awesome and the animation was great! But it's hard not to compare it to Nightmare Before Christmas. I also saw the new Wallace and Grommit movie last weekend. That was awesome as well, with some really funny scenes. I think I still like the shorts better though. Still, you gotta give it up for Aardman and Tim Burton for pursuing this strenuous, but beautiful technique of filmaking (film-making? film making? filmmaking?).