Saturday, June 24, 2006

Friday, June 16, 2006

Beauty From A Far Off Land


I am amazed by what the animation students at Gobelins in France put out every year, and 2006 is no exception. It's extremely humbling and inspiring to see their films and only makes me wish I had a similar experience in school. If you haven't already been to the wbsite, here it is: http://www.gobelins.fr/galerie/animation/

However let me point out my favorites:

Pyrats: http://www.gobelins.fr/galerie/animation/gen2006-3.htm
Incredible and ambitious classical animation!

These display the possibilities of CG...I'm in awe:
Burning Safari:
http://www.gobelins.fr/galerie/animation/gen2006-1.htm
Cocotte Minute:
http://www.gobelins.fr/galerie/animation/gen2006-2.htm
Round Zero:
http://www.gobelins.fr/galerie/animation/round.htm

Great work French Kids! (and all of the instructors)

Monday, June 12, 2006

Mr Smiles, The Neighbourhood Hero

The initial sketch and the final drawing done directly on top. I've learnt never to give up hope on a drawing, the lines are there to be found.

And by the way, he's not a boxer, just generous enough to wear gloves when enforcing disciplinary action.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

The Good Thief


He's happy because he's got your money. And I'm happy he's my friend.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Guns: A Boy's Best Friend


"Mamma put my guns in the ground, I can't shoot them anymore."-B.D.

Spotlight

I am proud to present a group of individuals whom I've had the distinct pleasure of being aquainted with.

I have mentioned Ryan Bullard previously, but his blog is most impressive and worth praising yet again. A great and unique style with a hint of hidden torment in his characters:) A master at drawing animals with no reference in addition to being able to draw anything that comes to his head. Awesome. http://www.idiotwindblowin.blogspot.com/

Thomas Williams looks to be forming as a concept artist of many abilities. He's able to create a variety of environments, situations, and characters. I'm looking forward to his growth as an artist. http://imagineonpaper.blogspot.com/

Kelly Conly is a hard working man with a lot of appeal pouring out of his pencil. Inspiring designs and interesting personalities. Someone I esteem highly. http://kellyconley.blogspot.com/

The talented Juan Manuel, currently working in Colombia has great intuition and instinct when it comes to drawing. Draws fast and draws right. http://juanmanimation.blogspot.com/

Jeff Y. Sterling has a mind oriented toward character design, and rightly so. His characters are dynamic, interesting, and alive. http://thesterling.blogspot.com/

Rob Rodas is a solid artist, one to be admired. He will undoubtedly prove so with more posts in his blog, which a little bird told me would be coming soon. And birds don't lie.
http://robrodas.blogspot.com/

Also check out Dianna Basso: http://dbasso.blogspot.com/
Daniel Tynan: http://danieltynan.blogspot.com/
Dan Kitchen: http://www.dankitchen.com/
Magda: http://weaselo.livejournal.com/

Tynan and Kitchen are very hard working individuals, both of whose efforts have inspired me. I've seen them rise through the ranks and improve drastically since we initially started school.

Also check out Justin Lee who taught me classical animation:
http://park-box.blogspot.com/

And Clive Powsey who taught me background painting:
http://mortaltoil.blogspot.com/

Respect.

-Lubomir