Friday, February 26, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

East coast trip!

Hello, hello! I'm back from the east coast! I had a terrific trip. I expected it to be insane but ended up to be a very relaxing time. I think that the east coast has lost its edge! Kidding, I'm just old. I first flew to Philadelphia to meet Meggie at the tail end of her jewelry trade show. Since I packed all of her crazy display cases and materials to be shipped to Philadelphia, it only makes sense that I had to pack them back up and send them to San Francisco : ). I did however get to fit in a decent Philly cheese steak. The snow was heavy, but that made the trip more fun by contrast with the snow-free bay area.


I then went to visit my aunt who lives on Long Island. I got outside to shovel her driveway. The 7 year old neighbor kid showed me how. "He's a thirty year old man who has never shoveled snow! What do you think of that?" asks my aunt, pointing at me. The kid just raises his eyebrows and shakes his head. Gotta start sometime!

New York City was fantastic! Had a great time gorging myself on the good food there along with walking, cabin and taking the subway to different spots. My friend Luca’s friend Gene was nice enough to meet for drinks and to show us a bit of the city. Her work is really great, check it out here. Thanks Gene!

Studio Nos

An unreal stop motion studio in Williamsburg that I had the great fortune to visit! What creative work with textures and forms! Truly inspirational. I walked out of that studio feeling refreshed and excited about animation. You should definitely check out their amazing work! Matt and Jeremy, the animators and directors at the studio are two very kind individuals. They took time out of their crazy busy day to give us a tour of the studio and to show us some of their personal work as well. Amazing all around! Check out their reel, its sick! http://www.studionos.com/

Blue Sky

I also had a chance to drop by the incredible Blue Sky Studios way up in Greenwich, Connecticut. This trip was a bit of a surprise and I had a chance to meet a bunch of the people there: story team, directors and producers. They were great and patiently sat through a quick thumbnail pitch of a project that I am working on. Thanks for the tour guys!

And of course right when I got back to SF a bunch of things happened and I missed yesterday’s post, but that’s okay, here are a few drawings for today! The first is a drawing in my sketchbook from a time when a friend and I hiking through the So Cal hills came across the remains of a dog that had been eaten by coyotes:

The other two drawings are parts of the continuing robot story. Enjoy!


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Stars

Back from the east coast! I'll write more about it tomorrow!

Boy and robot story continues:

Friday, February 12, 2010

Contemplation

One more for the week. Have a good weekend! I will be in NY for all of next week and will be back the following week. I'll be back!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sneaking In

Wednesday!

A lot of people have been asking about this story with the robot and the boy that I keep posting. What is it for? What is it about? Why is it in a million pieces of still art? When will it end?

This is a short story being slowly laid out little by little each day until it is finished. The story will be put to a music track written by the terribly talented Matias Cudich. You can check out the beginning of the music here:
http://foothebar.com/post/86553200/i-decided-to-put-up-a-little-sketch-of-a-piece-of

The story started as a basic idea that my friend Matias and I were discussing as a possible collaboration. We decided to make a music video together. Matias is a terrific guitar player and musician so he is handling the musical part, and I am handling the visuals and the writing of the story. I seem to be constantly editing and rewriting the story as it goes, but I will probably edit it down quite a bit whenever it's finished.

I am tackling this large project as a warm up sketch most days of the week so it can actually get done on top of my other piles and piles of work. When it is done it will hopefully be a boardomatic-style music video and/or a neat little booklet! : )

Here is the next piece of the story. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Monday, February 08, 2010

Tinkering

Happy Monday! I wanted to start the week off with more from the robot story. Enjoy!

Friday, February 05, 2010

Sketchy Friday

Friday! I'm trying to get everything done before going to see PeeWee Herman live down in LA this weekend. here are random sketches. Have a great one!

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Potted Garden

Hello!

Taking a break to make a piece for the Lucas Film Breast Cancer Benefit Art Auction. Here is my piece! Hop that you enjoy! Once I find the link to the auction, I will post it here.

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