Saturday, May 30, 2009

St.Trinians 2

At the Cannes Film Festival this year Ealing Studios were promoting the follow-up to their St. Trinians 're-imagining'. Despite being scant relation to Searle's original creation the film was apparently successful enough to warrant a sequel.

Of course with the title sequence there was great opportunity to animate Searle's original designs but the title animation of the first film bore little resemblance to Searle's characters. Apparently the production company weren't actually allowed to use the original St Trinians designs. However this time it looks like they're using Searle's actual characters. I inverted the image above where you can clearly see the banner uses one of Searle's original drawings.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

The Diverting History of John Gilpin

The drawings from the film Searle contributed to for the'Painter & Poet' series were later released as an illustrated adaptation of Cowper's 'The Diverting History of John Gilpin'.

 Preparatory rough