Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Matsumoto Cels

Cell, Galaxy Express 999
Cel collecting is a fun way to have something unique from your favorite cartoons. A cel is a sheet of transparent cellulose acetate used as a medium for painting animation, well, at least until the 1990's (computers are taking over the whole process now...). It was transparent so it could be used over painted backgrounds, then photographed. Basic TV animation needs about 15 frames per second for flowing movements (Disney went sometimes as far as 24 cartoons per second).

Cell, (doctor) Endless road SSX

Cell, Maettel, Galaxy Express 999

Colour chart on cellulose acetate, Space Pirate Captain Harlock

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