Archive for June, 2008

Bill Cone’s Grand Canyon

Sunday, June 29th, 2008

Bill just posted about a recent trip he took with his family rafting down the Colorado river … and wow, what a treat for us. You’ll find a wonderful description of his experience and stunning pastel after pastel, what a bounty of inspiration! Thanks Bill!

Looking for a cover

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

I wanted to continue the posts on the process for the cover of the upcoming Venice Chronicles book. Here are a few stabs I took at it at first, using some pages from the actual book. These few explorations mostly helped me figure out that I needed a new watercolor for the cover, something especially [...]

Ghibli layout exhibition

Thursday, June 26th, 2008 has a wonderful update on the upcoming exhibition Studio Ghibli Layout Designs, happening in Tokyo this summer. The post is a great read, as you’ll find some really interesting insights from Takahata, Miyazaki and Suzuki.


Thursday, June 26th, 2008

It’s opening tomorrow, yay! What a stunning, sweet and above all gutsy movie. I didn’t have the pleasure of working on this one but many talented colleagues and friends have, so here’s to an amazing opening weekend for it! Can’t wait to see the world’s reaction. Hope you all enjoy it. Go Wall-E. Art by [...]

Ponyo Gift

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

Look at what a nice gift I received from a “sketchcrawl friend”! A Ponyo poster, how sweet! It folds out to a really nice and big size, this goes on the door to my office! Thanks so much Gus, love it. Go Ponyo! Which by the way kind of reminds me of my daughter, not [...]

Yay Sketchcrawl 19!

Saturday, June 21st, 2008

Quite a view of the Golden Gate Bridge from the meeting point.

Sunny window sill

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Took this a few months ago with my now defunct Canon Rebel, thinking of upgrading to the new Xsi or an Xti, repairing the old one is half the price of one of these new cameras. Sigh.

SketchCrawl this saturday!!

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

The 19th World Wide SketchCrawl is happening this saturday!!! Join us in the global drawing marathon. In San Francisco we are gonna be drawing around Crissy Fields and Fort Point, at the base of the Golden Gate Bridge. The meeting is at 11am inside the courtyard of the Fort !!! Hope to see some of [...]

Artshow in Paris

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

The fine folks at Galerie Arludik are hosting an exhibition this coming week featuring some of my work along with other three good friends and Pixarians: Bill Presing, Jennifer Chang and Scott Morse. Can’t make it out there for this one, but I hope to make out to Paris next early next year, maybe for [...]

Gestures gestures

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

I only had thirty minutes today for gesture drawing class, but it was still fun to draw for a little bit. Rusty once again … I like the one in the first page bottom left though, holding his head.