Monday, December 15, 2008

Saturday, September 27, 2008

New Work

Here's some new stuff, and some iterations on old ideas made with friends.. some of it ought to look familiar. Expect more tomorrow as I don't have all the scans handy this moment.

Hopefully I don't have to remind you that everything posted here is Copyright Lou Hamou-Lhadj 2008.

Saturday, August 02, 2008


I've been doing a lot of design and animation recently, but I can't share any of it, unfortunately. Finding some time for personal stuff is a rarity these days - here's something I managed to squeeze in.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Moving Up

First, here's a big blanket "thank-you" to everyone who has expressed their love of Wall-E (and Presto of course)! Please spread the word and encourage others to see it. It's wonderful and bizarre to finally be able to talk openly with the world about it.
In other news, I wrapped this past Friday on Toy Story 3 to work on the *short film that will precede* Up this May. I can't say anything more about it, but I'll be creating a main character and enjoying the slight move up in the ranks!

Saturday, June 28, 2008


We did it. Holy. Cow.

Hats off to my awesome team, and everyone else involved!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Revisiting old friends

Some slightly evolved sketches of a character Andrew and me played around with about a year ago.

Monday, June 23, 2008


My job is admittedly pretty ridiculous sometimes.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Pixar redux

My new assignment!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Lots of Bots

If you've any interest in seeing some of my work before Wall-E hits theatres, be sure to check out Lots of Bots (you can get it on Amazon for about $10).

It contains many of the characters I created for the film, with wonderfully simplified illustrations done by our own Ben Butcher.

Oh yeah, and I graduated college this week, so I'm headed back to Pixar.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Age 6

This is kind of interesting. I'm not really sure when it occured to me that I wanted to be an animator.. but I believe this is the first time I ever committed that dream to paper.

Too bad being 23 isn't a profession, and dinosaur bones aren't already hermetically sealed in a pocket of air to make digging easier.

Note the use of mixed perspective - perfectly logical to a six year old. Boiling it down to an act of sheer communication, the desk wouldn't have been nearly as descriptive without knowing what's on top, yet too busy (at my crude level) had I included all 4 of its legs. Same goes for the chair. Most interesting to me is how one can arguably trace correlations like this between the development of a child's drawing ability (say, over 20 years) to the development of drafting in art history (several thousand).

I won't even bother to go into the figure drawing here though haha.

Sunday, April 20, 2008


Sometimes I get frustrated, having to keep things rough in my animation.. so I took one of the keys from this weeks assignment and took it as far as I wish I could take the whole test.

This amateur magician just accidentally turned someone in the audience into something rather horrid.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Lifedrawing Month: Day 12

Things have been intense with graphics lately... I'm working almost around the clock on some software I'm developing. Sorry for the hiatus, here we go again, this time with a butt-shot.

Oh, and pretty frequently spam-bots will put comments in the comments section. Usually I try to get around to deleting them, but just know not to click on the links - they might compromise your computer.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Lifedrawing Month: Day 11

Hey it's spring all of a sudden - yaaay.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Lifedrawing Month: Day 10

Omigosh - I used a pencil for once.

Col-erase though... bad animator's habits.

Lifedrawing Month: Day 9

Another late post, but one to follow to make up for it.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Lifedrawing Month: Day 8

Ahhh, I spaced out when I got home tonight and so I missed posing this in time.

The world as we know it will never be the same.

Another 30-second-er.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Lifedrawing Month: Day 7

This guy liked putting his feet up apparently.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Lifedrawing Month: Day 6

This one was 30 seconds. Try it, it isn't easy.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Lifedrawing Month: Day 5

Thanks for the positive feedback folks - here's another.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Lifedrawing Month: Day 4

A preemptive post so I don't forget, cuz tomorrow is Rock Band night!!!

Edit: By tomorrow I mean today- see how easily I get confused? Haha, does anyone even read this?


Lifedrawing Month: Day 3

Whoopsies, got carried away with animating and didn't realize it was technically the 4th already.. here's what I had intended to upload.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Lifedrawing Month: Day 2

Here's a (I think?) 5 minute pose, again brushpen.

I think all of my stuff is brushpen these days...

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Lifedrawing Month: Day 1

I'm going to make an attempt to load 1 new life drawing every day for the next month.. some might be good, most will probably be bad, but hopefully this will help me keep my mind off of other things.

Here's the first, a 2 minute pose in brushpen:

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I hate spelling bee's

The only time a refrigerator got the best of me.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Animation? Why yes, please.

Can't remember the last time I posted something moving on here.. figured I'd try the new embedded movie feature. This is just a rough pass at an assignment for my Action Analysis II class- a character unwittingly drinks spoiled milk.

I'll be fixing it in another pass and reposting the improvements when I have time. Also soon to come are some recent lifedrawings- I'm doing it 6 hours straight every Tuesday. Gotta love art school.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Prepping for school.

I figure it best to sort out the designs I'll be animating with this semester before school starts so I can concentrate on improving my acting. Here's what resulted after giving in to the urge to draw a weathered old cowboy. Forgive the bad scan job, I wanted to get back to drawing.