Thousand Oaks, CA Â¬— Animator Lenord Robinson has released The Art of Lenord Robinson, a series of sketches that capture the artist’s creative process. The book features drawings in multiple media of cartoon animals, rascally kids, rugged heroes and beautiful women–the types of characters who have populated Mr. Robinson’s three decades in the animation industry.
The book’s subjects honor the noted animation producers that highlight Mr. Robinson’s professional credits. Free-spirited nudes recall the works of Ralph Bakshi, who employed Mr. Robinson as a young animator on his 1978 version of Lord of the Rings. Stalwart men and children in various states of diversion and disobedience invoke Disney protagonists. Mr. Robinson worked on several Disney animated productions including The Fox and Hound and The Black Cauldron. A menagerie of cartoon animals conjures the lineup of Warner Bros. Animation, where Mr. Robinson directed episodes of Animaniacs and Tazmania.
“I created the book to inspire other artists to do likewise,” said Mr. Robinson. “These are fun drawings I make throughout my day. They inspire me and give me an outlet for my creativity. Artists, art lovers and animation fans will be able to relate to them with humor and emotion.”