It’s been a while since I did a study of animation timelines, but sinbad was one of the last classically animated movies before digital really took off with Finding Nemo and the lot. To me it’s the ultimate shame. The animation in this movie (even though the movie itself is horrible) is beyond beautiful.
I mean, look at the way Eris moves!
What brings me here is some research for a beer label, in which I’m trying to find an eerie way to depict mustard gas (WWI themed beer, otherwise I agree. Not the best idea for imagery.). My head has a very clear idea of the image I want. Kind of a fusion of Art Nouveau and Ukiyo e but a kind of flat vector spin to it.
Inuyasha kinda capitalizes on the ukiyo e style I was talking about (being Japanese), but you get the idea what I’m saying right? Those curling sinister lines
and because I don’t think I will ever escape the imagery of this movie and the way lines moves and interact with colour: Fantasia
EDIT: Of course I find the movement I’m thinking about the next day. It actually took me back and reminded me of when I was in high school and would construct elaborate black backdrops for incense smoke to billow around and in front of.