Saturday, June 30, 2007


Just saw Ratatouille. Amazing, Bird has so much packed into it, the critic Ego’s office in the shape of a coffin, the tears in Colette’s eyes, the feel of flesh and fur, all great. It’s the first film I’ve looked forward to in a long time that didn’t disappoint. The audience actually applauded after the screening. Kudos to my buddy Brian Boyd for helping make another Pixar hit.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Women In Art and Mona Lisa...

My sister sent me this movie. It reminds me of Joan Gratz's Oscar winning short "Mona Lisa
Descending a Staircase".

Instead of clay painting like Joan's film, this uses computers and the actual artwork. But it is not as impressive to me because no human hand was required to do the transformations.

Here is Joan's great clay animated classic, "Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase". It is a masterpiece not only because of Joan's ability to recreated the paintings and morph them into others but also for the historical structure and subtext of the film. Remember these are animated clay paintings! Quite an accomplishment.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Costumed Figure

More from my sketch book. These aren’t particularly good but it was a fun session where the model wore some kind of feathered headdress and costume.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Life Painting

I took my watercolors to a session once but I'm too slow to get anything good. Here are two of my attempts.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

More Life Drawing

Here’re more of my life drawings. These are more line without modeling. I love women. I can’t think of anything more beautiful.

Figure Drawing

My modeling is kind of muddy on these. I think the term is chiaroscuro. Anyway, I’m trying to get back to doing some figure drawing. There maybe more gesture stuff from these sessions I might post later.

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Rabbit Miniature

During some house cleaning, I came across this image of the white rabbit miniature I did long ago as a kid. The lighting isn't very good and I've gotten much better as a sculptor since then. Partly it was the material but mostly it was just lack of experience. I see a big fat finger print I never would allow today and things that could have been detailed better. There’s a penny in the shot to show scale.

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Friday, June 01, 2007

Sorry Frank

This needs some explaining. While I was busy on a project, a friend asked if I could find time to do a test of Liberty Meadows characters as part of a pitch for a series. So I did these rough animations overnight. Before I could show them the next day to get feedback the plug had already been pulled. All characters are the property of Frank Cho.

See the real Liberty Meadows and other cool Frank Cho stuff here: