Doug Lefler

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DEVELOPING ACTION SEQUENCES

June 17, 2022

For writers, directors, comic book artists, and storyboard artists By Doug Lefler Designing action sequences has been a significant aspect of my long career in the entertainment industry, approaching the challenge from different angles as a writer, director, and storyboard artist. I hope that the concepts I will delineate can be helpful to filmmakers, comic

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Sir Tiro

April 5, 2022

Sir Tiro sought to distinguish himself by slaying a dragon, but he had no idea where or when it would take him.

Selects from my 2021 illustrations

January 10, 2022

Last year I sketched and painted a lot of aquatic-themed pieces. At the beginning of the year, sea shanties were trending on TikTok. Some of them found their way to me and influenced my work process. I am not a marine artist, but many a good adventure tale has begun with a sea voyage, and

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Selects from my 2021 Sketchbook

January 3, 2022

In 2021 I appreciated Frank Frazetta and Heinrich Kley‘s impact on my work. I wrote about meeting Frazetta, but more should be said about Kley. His work’s vibrancy, especially his animal drawings, significantly influenced Walt Disney. Early in my career, one of the older Disney artists (it might have been Blaine Gibson) told me that

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An Octopus Floats By

November 16, 2021

Take time to appreciate the small but extraordinary things that happen around you every day.

Happy Halloween 2021

October 31, 2021

The Headless Horseman “On mounting a rising ground, which brought the figure on his fellow-traveler in relief against the sky, gigantic in height, and muffled in a cloak, Ichabod was horror-struck, on perceiving that he was headless!” Washington Irving, 1820, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

THE ROAD TO DISNEY

September 29, 2021

“There’s a man on the phone,” my mother told me. “He says he’s from Walt Disney.”                 Under normal circumstances, I would have dismissed this as a practical joke perpetrated by one of my friends, all of whom knew that my lifelong ambition was to work for a film studio. However,  recent events had not

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Courtship in the Forest of Extinction – Part 2

September 2, 2021

By Doug Lefler Bryn was gone for more than a week. “King Edryd wants me to perform for him?” the young man asked the emissary. They were standing to the side of the raised platform that served as a stage. The crowds were dispersing, but the clapping and shouting from the audience still reverberated in

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Courtship in the Forest of Extinction – Part 1

August 27, 2021

By Doug Lefler Bryn Oakkart was listening to the music of the stream at the center of Whispering Hollow when he saw her for the first time. Her eyes were so attentive and her smile so mysterious that he forgave her for not being human. At the age of sixteen, Bryn had fallen in love.

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