Archive for August, 2008

Working out the Art auction layout

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

We’ve worked hard both yesterday and today to layout the art auction pieces at Pixar. We’ve had a ton of help from friends and volunteers, we are truly grateful. It’s really exciting to see these walls filled with everyone’s work and I am happy to say we are in pretty good shape! Most of the [...]

Chinamarker drawing

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Random Wednesday afternoon chinamarker drawing. Not sure where this came out of. Not my usual stuff.

More Totoro Forest tickets available!!!

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

We’ve been able to release more tickets for the TOTORO FOREST ART AUCTION (happening on September 6th at Pixar). Get your ticket here! The event promises to be a night to be remembered!!! We have 206 amazing pieces of art that will be auctioned to raise funds for the preservation of Totoro Forest and many [...]

More totoro forest watercolors

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

Here’s three more of the pieces I’m making for the “Forest Hero” level tickets to the Totoro Forest Art Auction. There’s some amazing color studies that Ronnie and Dice are also making for this and I can’t wait to see what Jennifer Chang and Bill Cone will do!

VC on Amazon

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Yay, we have a cover! That took a while … updates on Amazon do tend to take a bit all around. I think we should soon also be able to browse inside the book. Incidentally the book is supposed to be go to print today. Update- browse inside the book now!

Ponyo E-konte!

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Finally the day has come! It’s been more than a year since I’ve heard that Miyazaki San was storyboarding Ponyo with watercolors and since then I’ve sure been looking forward to the e-konte book they always publish! I pretty much could barely wait … and here it is today finally in my mailbox! What a [...]

Sunday morning inspiration

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

From the “Art of Ponyo” book. I think this is a Katsuya Kondo drawing. Wonderful studies of Ponyo, I especially love the upper right one of her sleeping. So effortless. Sorry for the crappy photo, but you know … you should just get the book to see for yourself, it’s filled with beautiful work.

TFP artists profiles

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

I hope your checking the Totoro Forest Project Blog, Dice and I are having a good time posting away about all these amazing artists whose work we worship. Inspiring stuff, don’t miss it! Even some really cool video versions of the pieces. In the meanwhile we are working real hard to make the art auction [...]

Murakami latest

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Just picked up Haruki Murakami’s new book: What I talk about when I talk about running. While it’s an unusual departure for Murakami to write a memoir, I’m already thoroughly enjoying this book’s honesty.

Paper tests

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Here’s a little drawing of Fio. I’m testing papers to make special Sketchcrawl notebooks! This woodfree (100gsm) cream colored paper is dealing pretty well with watercolors, not much warping, as it’s quite thick and the color went down nicely no bubbly weirdness that some of the moleskine regular paper gives. My pencil goes down really [...]