Sunday, July 24, 2022

Fire and Ice Background

A background for the Bakshi / Frazetta film "Fire and Ice" (1983), cel vinyl and acrylic paint. 

Tom Kinkade and I tried to translate Frazetta's style of muscular, twisting forms into animation backgrounds. 

We added depth and atmosphere using airbrushes. To make a soft edge on the rays of light, you could set up a floating straight stencil. Our Paasche airbrushes were powered first by loud compressors and then oxygen tanks.


T said...

That is really nicely done!!

Lou said...


So how many backgrounds did you guys paint? And of those how many did you retain?


Michaelangelo Reina said...
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Michaelangelo Reina said...

Michaelangelo Reina
Did you use any airbrushes on those?

Glenn Gustafson said...

Oxygen or co2 tanks? Unless you two were working at high altitude.