Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Plugging is good for the soul...

Hi all,

Stumbled on some wicked awesome work of other artists in the world. The 'blogosphere' rules.

Erwin Madrid


Starchie Spudnoggen

John Watkiss

Bill Cone

Bookmark all of these and/or add them to your feed readers.

More to come as I find the time.

Justin Coffee...

Friend of friends Justin Coffee has just put his book together of some lovely ladies.

Definitely swing by his blog and check out his stuff (and his book!)

Monday, February 25, 2008

Life (in the nude!)

First off, I'm sorry that almost all that I'm posting is life drawing. I still go regularly so it's the easiest thing for me to throw up on here. I really need to get more design and stuff from the film up, but that will come in time. I'm sorry too if the posting gets sporadic from here on in - the film's into its last few weeks of production so it will be a bumpy ride.

I don't really do that much nude life drawing anymore, and especially not short nude life drawing. My addiction has progressed into the pure crack that is costumed life drawing, so it's rare that I step back to nudes. I think there's probably something wrong with me.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Walter Murch...

Check out this great talk by renowned film editor Walter Murch about Film and Sound editing.

I had a chance not too long ago to check out his book, In The Blink of An Eye, which I highly recommend checking out as well.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


He had to leave early...

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

James Baxter on Sinbad...

Animator Kevin Koch has posted several linetests of James Baxter's work on Sinbad. Check it out here.

Coraline Teaser...

The teaser for Laika's Coraline has appeared here. Enjoy!

[Update] The video was taken down off Cineplex it seems. It's shown up again on MovieWeb, so I've changed the links above and embedded below:

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Batman: Gotham Knight

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Where the Wild Things Are...

A possible clip from the live-action Where the Wild Things Are, directed by Spike Jonze.

[Update] According to Ain't It Cool News the clip is "a very early test with the sole purpose of just getting some footage to Ben our vfx (visual effects) supervisor to see if our vfx plan for the faces would work. The clip doesn’t look or feel anything like the movie, the Wild Thing suit is a very early cringy prototype, and the boy is a friend of ours Griffin who we had used in a Yeah Yeah Yeahs video we shot a few weeks before. We love him, but he is not in the actually film...Oh and that is not a wolf suit, its a lamb suit we bought on the internet."

Thursday, February 14, 2008


A healthy blend of design and life....

Also, found this drawing in my sketchbook from before.


Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Tony Baloney....

Our spiritual guidance once per week.

True quote, by the by. The only one better was "He looked into the face of God, and saw a bitch."

Good times.

Michel Gagne's "Prelude To Eden"

Wow three posts in a row!

You've got to see Michel Gagne's Prelude to Eden. Also embedded at left.

The Big Story...

A lot of you probably saw The Big Story, a stop-mo animated short film featuring Kirk Douglas...

If not, here is the film:

What's even more interesting is this this "animatic" (looks more like a linetest to me) of the entire film, traditionally animated. I presume this was done for planning purposes.

Worth a watch!

Thanks much to Matt J for the heads-up.

Two More...

Friday, February 08, 2008

Full Wall-E Trailer!

Ohh mann!!!

(Video Updated X4)

Sorry folks... the video keeps getting removed...

Thursday, February 07, 2008


Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Rune Bennicke...

Animator Rune Bennicke has been posting some straight-ahead animation to his blog. There's some great stuff there and it's really nifty to see a blog comprised of almost all moving work.

Here's one of the tests:

Monday, February 04, 2008

James Baxter Podcast...

Check out Show 23 of the Animation Podcast with James Baxter

Sunday, February 03, 2008

New Wall-E clips...

The new website for Wall-E has gone up here featuring a great clip.

More notably, however, is the superbowl trailer that aired today, which can be downloaded here.

Here's a different version without the "cutaways" and slightly longer:

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Concept to Final...

The wonderful Character Design blog has been posting a series of concept images from various Disney Features, outlining the development that goes into famous characters. Make sure to check it out.

From Concept to Final 1

From Concept to Final 2

Alex Hirsch....

You guys might have seen Alex Hirsch's films in the past. If you haven't, I recommend checking them out. He's got a YouTube channel here with a smackload of videos worth perusing through.

But more importantly...

He has started a blog! Check out this image to confirm this:

Make sure to swing by and check out the sweepingly majestic inspirational animation that will inevitably be posted there. Also make sure to give a comment - he tends to need encouragement in the form of love.

Friday, February 01, 2008


One failure and one not-so-much of a failure...


Came upon this sweet little tool today...

It's called Kuler - it's an online app that lets you develop, create, and compare color schemes. Not only is it great to see the many color schemes that others have posted, but it makes it incredibly easy to create your own.

Check it out!

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