Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A hiatus...

Dear animation friends...

Sorry to say, I need to take a hiatus from posting here. This labor of love has been a source of great joy, but I literally don't have the time necessary to post on any kind of regular basis.

I am leaving all the artwork online as a reference source, and hopefully in the not-too-distant future I'll be able to start posting again.

Thanks for all your encouragement and support.

Very sincerely,

Rob Richards

67 comments:

Watkin said...

Hi! I'll wait :-)
I follow you from Italy and I always found your blog amazing

matrix said...

Thanks for sharing what you have to date. Post whenever you get the urge and never feel the burden of having to post on a regular basis.

The beauty of RSS is whenever you do post those subbed will know. I'm subbed and will remain so.

Niki said...

Everyone needs rest sometimes.

David said...

Thank you for all your hard work and for your love of animation.

sunny kharbanda said...

Rob,

Thanks for all the amazing stuff you've been sharing. You've built a great resource that will be enjoyed for a long time to come.

Meinardas said...

Your post was great! Good luck!:)

rowen26 said...

Thanks for all the hard work you put in! It's a great source of inspiration.

Your blog is one of the few places that aknowledges backgrounds as a part of the animation product. Thank you. :)

Koldo said...

Thank you for everything, it's been geat to follow your blog. I wish you the best!

hutch said...

It's been a fantastic source of inspiration for me and I am eternally grateful for all the effort you have put it. Occasional posts will be great if you can find the time.

Chappell said...

I will miss these posts. Thanks for your hard work!

nichole ter horst said...

Thanks so much for the work you've done so far, it helped my whole first year class this year find some inspiration in the world of animation.

Hope you get some well-deserved rest!

Oswald Iten said...

Even if your well-deserved hiatus will take some time, there's still so much artwork here to study and marvel at.

Thanks for all your amazing work!

Rodney Baker said...

Your wonderful postings will be missed. Take care!

Mick said...

Big thanks for all your efforts.

All the best- Mick

Andrea Giglio 82 said...
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Andrea Giglio 82 said...

It's been such an honor to work with you during these years. Thanks for your kindly words. I hope you'll fullfill all your goals and realize all your dreams. I'm so sorry I'm an ocean away and I can't hear you playing. Have a magical life, Rob. Hope to see you again whenever your path will lead you here! Thanks again, pal.

Behsad Kamal said...

Great blog

Brent said...

That Rainbow bunny image was spectacular. I'm keeping your blog in my RSS feed none the less.

satisgüera said...

It´s a pity but perfectly comprehensible, anyway thanks for all your work and for share it.
Greetings from Santiago de Compostela (A Coruña)

Bakaburra said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! what will I do every morning the rest of my virtual life?

Michael said...

As a background painter myself, I have to say "I salute you", and thank you for all the hard slog you have put in to these fanatastic recreations of the BG artist's work.

Your link remains firmly on my blogroll!

Perica and Toshke said...

Thanks and all the best

Octav said...

i've just discovered your blog and i think it's amazing. i can't wait to go through the entire archive. you did great work.

i hope you will blog again soon!

Ben said...

Thanks a lot for this amazing blog. A wonderfull source of knowledge and/or inspiration. All the best to you and congratulations!

Gene Fowler said...

Thanks for your time to date! You should knight someone to take it over!

elalegrepeledel said...

Thank you very much from Spain! Take your time. Go to the beach. We will stand here waiting your return. ¡Viva Animation Backgrounds!

Larry Levine said...

Thank you for all the hard work & wonderful posts!!!

Yvonne Hennessy said...

Thanks man, its been great. I'll keep an eye out for more posts... in the distant in the future. :)

John Rozum said...

I can easily understand all of the labor that goes into this labor of love, and also understand why you'd need some time away from it. Blogging's not easy, especially when you're doing something as regular, and time consuming as ANIMATION BACKGROUNDS. Hey, I usually don't even have time to leave comments.

Enjoy your time away. I look forward to your return, whenever that might be. I the meantime, there's plenty of old posts for me to discover, or rediscover.

David Nethery said...

Thanks for all the great posts you have made Rob !

This blog is a treasure trove. Thanks for leaving it up as is .

Will look forward to when you have more time to post some new ones sometime in the future. Your work here is definitely appreciated.

Daniel said...

Totally awesome, thanks for the hardwork, please always leave up the images, they're a great source of inspiration. ^^

Daniel said...

Totally awesome, thanks for the hardwork, please always leave up the images, they're a great source of inspiration. ^^

Lars Edwards said...

Beautiful work--thanks for all your effort!

Bean said...

Thank you for all your efforts. It has been invaluable and a great inspiration to see all of this put together. Thank you for this blog

Junkyard Sam said...

Take a break!! It's an unbelievable accomplishment, what you've created here. Come back to us on your terms when it's something you can enjoy again. Once you feel like you have to do something it becomes "work."

So relax. This will be here in the future when you feel like doing it again, and if you come back you don't have to update it so ferociously like you did.

I don't know how you did so much without burning out!

Thank you for putting this up, and thanks HUGELY for leaving it up while you take a break from it.

Anyhow, much appreciation. =)

Gnaws said...

Hey Bro - NO worries! Thanks SO much for all you've already given us.

Enjoy your time off and looking forward to hearing from you again.

All the Best!

Rafael said...

Thank you for giving us this wonderful blog, it was a great teaching tool and an inspiration to many of us. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!

Kristen Leigh Ward said...

well of course I hope you start up again, but nothing this fun should be stressful. Enjoy yourself and hope to hear from you in the future! I'm still following just in case.

JoeyCee said...

great job plenty to look at anywho!

Joel Betancourt said...

Man take your time but from Venezuela I want you to know this site and your work is one of the most amazing ideas I've seen on the internet.

I'll be waiting my RSS feeder for your updates.

Good Luck.

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Thanks so much for posting this great reference! Very much appreciated!

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Rob, thanks very much for all of the hard work you've put into this blog. I hope all is well and I'll look forward to your return in the hopefully not too-distant future.

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