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Original Production Animation Cel Painting of Taarna from the Movie Heavy Metal with Blue Frame

Item Number
M2747-70839
Estimated Value
$500
Sold
$221 to dph181
Number of Bids
15  -  Bid History

Item Description

This item is an original production animation cel painting, TAARNA, from the theatrical release, HEAVY METAL (1980). This animation cell painting is a one-of-a-kind piece of original art. It has actually been filmed in a studio and has appeared in a cartoon. It is framed in a blue, contemporary metal frame that measures 15.25 x 13.25 inches, is matted in ivory and blue, and is protected behind plexiglass. On the back, it carries a gold seal: Original Art From Animated Films: Gallery Lainzberg, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This animation cell painting is a one-of-a-kind piece of original art. It has actually been filmed in a studio and has appeared in a cartoon. The complex process of creating a cell painting begins with the artist, or animator, first making an outline drawing of the character on paper. This pencil outline is then transferred to the front of a sheet of acetate known as a cel. After the transfer, highly skilled cel painters, known as opaquers, paint the outlined characters on the back of the cel, so that the colors will appear brilliant, uniform and free of texture. Cel paintings have long been sought after by collectors who take pride in owning and preserving this important part of American popular culture.

Donated By:

MR AND MRS BRUCE OLIVER