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Cut Tissue Paper Illustrations

These illustrations are all drawn first, figuring out the design, layout and composition before being cut out of a variety of colored tissue paper using my trusty X-Acto knife and a good supply of blades.


"Dia de Los Muertos" title card

Opening title card for short film “Dia de Los Muertos”

The second title card for "Dia de Los Muertos"

This is the second title card for “Dia de Los Muertos”

This is the opening title sequence from Kirk Kelley’s stop-motion and CGI short “Dia de Los Muertos” produced at Will Vinton Studios in 2000. I designed and cut the title cards, including the “Will Vinton Studios Presents” and “Dia de Los Muertos” banners. Medium is tissue paper. Below are work in progress images, showing how these are cut in a stack of about 13 sheets of tissue paper with the design on top.

Presents banner in progress

Title card WIP

Title card banner almost completed

Below is the alternate design that was not used, with a caricature of Will Vinton himself and some detail of the skeletons I put into the design.

The completed alternate “Presents” card.

Will Vinton Presents ALT WIP

This is the alternate design with Will’s likeness included. Work in progress.

Detail shot of skeleton in upper corners

Detail shot of skeleton in upper corners.