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.