Monday, August 06, 2007

More Subway sketching.

At the food court of St. Bruno mall in Montreal, QC.

Outside on the patio of a Second Cup.

Some more drawings, mostly from the subway unless otherwise labelled. I may be changing up my story idea to a little gag idea about a spaceman, as I've been talking to a few people who've said that the driver idea is much too elaborate to pursue as a finished animated film by one person. I've also decided that my focus is going to be storyboarding, so don't worry, the driver film will be finished, in the form of a completed animatic, so expect to see some boards here shortly for both. The first pass of a very, very rough thumbnail animatic is actually done for the driver film, but I haven't decided if I'll be posting it up here yet.
Also, on that note, to all those making a film (students especially) in the (near) future, please do yourselves a favor and check out Spline Doctors for a podcast (also downloadable via iTunes) featuring the incomparable Ted Mathot and Mark Andrews, story artists at Pixar who delve deep into the story process at Pixar and discuss the common mistakes made by students making films among other things, and it's also hilarious to hear the soft-spoken Mr. Mathot with the outspoken Mr. Andrews.
Another huge inspiration of late has been the amazingly talented Deanna Marsigliese whose new book "The Art of Deanna Marsigliese" shows off an amazing new talent. If you haven't seen any of her stuff, I suggest you check out her blog and book. Definitely worth seeing.
After SDCC, Andrew Stanton has been doing interviews all over the place - check out his audio interview at
Lastly, thank you so much to everyone who has been commenting on the last few posts, your encouragement means a lot.


Alina Chau said...

THese sketches are very nice!! Love the expressiveness in the characters!

Stacey Chomiak said...

Hey Deeps! Thanks for the reminder about the Spline Docs podcast, I will definitely get that stat! Sounds great, they always have awesome stuff.

And great caffe stuff! Keep it up!

See ya in a few short weeks!

Kristin said...

cool stuff! lovin' the food court ones

Katie said...

Very cool!!! You are brave...I'm always too scared to draw in public! Do you get bothered a lot? :)

chris chua said...

really nice, loose sketches here. Always a pleasure to see your subway sketches:) Keep up the great work!!!