Animator claims McDonald's commercial creator ripped him off

UK animator extraordinaire Cyriak Harris posted a side-by-side animation of two herds of dancing cows. Harris' cows are on the right, McDonalds' are on the left. I'll bet McDonalds didn't know that they'd hired a rip-off ad agency.

Here's the commercial:

By the way, if you are unfamiliar with Harris' work, you are in for a treat. Here's a sample: Read the rest

Frazetta swiped from the best

Top: Detail from "Les Porteurs de Mauvaises Nouvelles," by Jean-Jules-Antoine Lecomte du Nouÿ. Bottom: Detail from "Conan the Destroyer," by Frank Frazetta.

I'm not opposed to swipes. I like them! I look forward to the inevitable comment that comes with my posts about interesting swipes: "It's just a coincidence. There are only a limited number of poses a human body can make, and this is a common one."

The Missing Lecomte, from James Gurney's terrific art blog, Gurney Journey. Read the rest