Wednesday, March 18, 2009
So, I tried something different. While having coffee at a wonderful new coffee shop I discovered (not the different part) on Friday of last week, I attempted to draw with my wrong hand (read: left). The results kind of surprised me and were interesting enough to post on here I suppose (that, and I needed to update). The drawings are unedited, the first four pages are entirely done with my wrong hand (the first page being the first drawings I drew with it and so on) and the last page was just some random doodles I did while attempting to brainstorm.
Ronnie Del Carmen illustrated the UP tie-in book! Check out his post and some preview page goodness here. Bolt apparently comes out on dvd next week! Check it out! I also saw the most amazingly terrible movie this past weekend...more on that in the next post! Also, Nicole posted a St. Patty's day challenge, and Lissa solved it. Also, for fans of Scott Pilgrim, I'm sure you all know a movie is coming out (or you've heard me not shut up about it and how amazing the casting is) but how cool and hilarious is this?
That's all for now! Comments appreciated!
Monday, March 09, 2009
Drawings! I watched Pulp Fiction for the first time this past weekend (I know, I know, missed out on movies growing up, terrible tastes back in the day, etc.) and it was pretty cool. Unsurprisingly I'd assume, my favourite parts involved Jules Winfield (Samuel L. Jackson) and Vincent Vega (John Travolta).
Garden State is a movie I used to watch a lot when it first came out on dvd. I hadn't seen it since then (number of years) and was worried it wouldn't live up to what I remembered. It did, albeit in a different way. Not really amazingly shot or anything, but he made good with what he was working with, I think. The emotional core of the movie, which I think is contained in Sam's (Natalie Portman) character was really endearing - she's (I think) extremely likable and I love the way she opens Andrew up to not shying away from life or running from his problems.
Speaking of running.. Nicole, Lissa and I were walking back from lunch whereupon Nicole attempted to catch a piece of dust. Unsuccessful, the dust attempted to retaliate, and tried to attach itself to Nicole like an evil parasite. Nicole ran.
The dust was defeated. This drawing was created as a commemoration to the event.
The Walt Stanchfield books are coming!!! Can't WAIT! Put together by the legendary Disney producer, Don Hahn, check out his site for an exclusive trailer!
Don't know who he is? Clay, Mark Kennedy and Will Finn have posted great accounts about the man himself.
Til next time!
Monday, March 02, 2009
I'm totally setting a record for my blog for the new year. Two posts in two weeks! Take that, world! Unfortunately, this post is pretty anti-climactic due to just having a page of doodles which include some very bizarre bat-rabbits. Ah, c'est la vie.
Links! Don Hahn's Walt Stanchfield books are poised to come out sometime in the next 3 months...I could go on and on about how immensely amazing his notes are and how you should totally buy his book because having it collected in 2 volumes like this is indispensable, but Mark's already said it better. If you're into gesture sketching in cafes/subways and the like, this is really a must-have. There's a little trailer on Don Hahn's site too.
Also, Nina Paley did a feature length animated film all on her own called "Sita Sings the Blues", which the website describes as: "Sita is a goddess separated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina is an animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by e-mail." It's set to the old Indian mythological story of the Ramayana, and is now completely available in full for FREE here!
Thanks for everyone who commented on the last couple posts, much appreciated.