Saturday, August 30, 2008

The Sanguine

Plato once wrote or THE FOUR TEMPERAMENTS, Sanguine being the extrovert, talker and optimist.
I am not sure when it happened or how I evolved to be that, but deep inside, in the darkness of my soul, I still feel like the perfect melancholy, the introvert, the thinker, the pessimist :)

Anyway the reason I am talking about Plato this week is an array of reasons some that have to do with character development and story, so he is fresh in my mind but also because I been a very reflective mood thanks to a book am reading, 1491, it is about the way America use to be before it was "discovered" by Columbus.

Another reason is because I found myself doing cartoon of friends and I started thinking how my character always leads me to accept tasks that others would not , not complaining just examining.

Here are some sketches :)


Giggles (a friend who is studying chemistry)

Ryan a friend of a friend.

I am not sure I captured his essence I might draw him again.

Thanks for listening Mr. Void that is the internet.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

The Rock

I was at church and when I closed my eyes for one of those pray, mediation or reflection times and I saw this image. What you don't day dream at church ? Alright throw the first stone.

I am not sure if I like my rendering as always I tend to like sketches better.

After thinking about what it meant I started thinking that the robot was me an the rock was all the problems and stress I carry. perhaps it meant nothing but I drew.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Big Idea

"No one goes to Hollywood with the intention of making a bad movie."
Harvey Harrison, a professor in my college, once told the class.

Hollywood wants to make marketable films and they want them to be big, hence the Big Idea concepts were developed. These are stories that can be summarized in a sentence but are massive in scope. My favorite, what if a gun had a heart? Iron Giant.

All this past week I attended a series of lectures that described the concept of the big idea and it got me thinking, what if our ideas where small and we just nurtured them to grow? Brad Bird once said that it is hard to sale a film in Hollywood because most execs evaluate concepts with charts and focus groups, because they want to be safe in their investment, but that honest stories where usually small in concept and huge in heart. Like Ratatouille is about a mouse that Cooks (He said something a long those lines, not the exact quote)

This was inspired by that concept, he is trying to catch the big idea but instead caught a small one, should he let it go or nourish it for growth?

Just a thought.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

It has been a long week and it is only Tuesday!!!

Beating the clock, that is all we do sometimes.
I am now working on the next movie and although it is wicked cool, we find ourselves trying to meet deadlines and working over drive only to realize that the fun, the reason we make movies or work on them, has dimmed down. But I guess that happens with all work, and then you sleep a little, wake up refreshed and realize that you are one of the lucky ones that gets to use magic and get payed for it.

So why am I rambling, perhaps because I am tired or perhaps because even though I left work late almost at midnight I still came home and turn on my computer.

In that note I was away this weekend. No responsibilities just me and the road (hypothetically speaking) Here are some sketches from my little adventure in DC.

Sketches around DC

Sketches from museums.

Again thanks for listening oh vast void that is the internet :)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Rain, Lightning and Thunder.

Soccer in the rain

Our company has a soccer team and this week we played against IBM. Not only was this my first game with the team, due to my schedule, but we had to play it in the rain, which was so awesome. Every so often the skies would fire flashes and cheer us on with thunder, too bad I never got to see the pictures :). Can't wait till the next game.

Soccer Rules.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Life is Silly.

This post has no images due to the fact that I am writing from my laptop, which I have reformatted recently. With that, I thought I would write the highlight of my weekend, simply because I can't fall a sleep.

I been taking classes in the city to enrich the soul and the mind, and also to move forward on the five year plan. I am starting year number 2, in case you were wondering.

At the moment, I am taking screen writing which I love because deep down in my heart I think I am a writer. Never underestimate the power of denial :). Last Saturday was my first peer review. Gotham, the school I am attending, has this thing they call boothing , which consist of everyone in the class giving you input of your work, as you sit quite listening not being able to respond!!!

"I did not like it" was the first thing the first person said about my work.
"Start with something positive" asked the teacher.
"I have nothing positive to say" was the reply. "I thought it was awful". Ok, the person may or may not have said the awful part, but that is what I heard and in the the best interest of a better story I will say that he/she said it was awful.

Wow, I seriously suck, I thought to myself.

Nevertheless, everyone else liked it. I heard things like "I could totally see this in the theaters", "I was hooked from page One", "Very cinematic".

Of course, there where a few minor things that could have been edited and some format errors but the teacher loved it. So... take that person sitting on seat number 1. Someday when this gets made, I am going to say that you thought it was awful and laugh.


Life is silly.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Figure Drawing

More figure drawing from the workshop.

2 mins

5, 10 and 20 min

I am not sure what it was, but at 20 I think I lost focus.
Thanks for visiting again.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Drawing Lecture

Today we had a drawing lecture by Willie Real
at BSS figure drawing.
He is an awesome designer.

He are some sketches, they look nothing like him, but alas.

Also added some old watercolors.


Tuesday, April 08, 2008


Horton has been out for a almost a month, and I have been supper
busy on the next movie, hint it is the trailer at the beginning of Horton.
It is sad to say that other than figure drawing I have not done much art.
I will attribute that to school and work.

Anyway I was cleaning the blog from a project, so I decided to put an
old illustration from the holidays.

Hope all is well.

Sunday, February 17, 2008