Stills from the upcoming animated feature film ‘The Book of Life’. From animation director Jorge Gutierrez, creator of Nickelodeon’s 'El Tigre' comes a unique and visually stunning new CG film. U.S. Theatrical Release on October 17th, 2014.
Jorge was at CalArts when I was there. He was in Experimental Animation and studied under Jules Engel, among others. Back then he was working on what apparently was a concept for this feature film. I think it was titled, “La Luna”. It was pretty charming and had some of the original design quirks that “Book of Life” seems to have-like the wooden facial textures. I wonder how deep that concept actually is. Is he saying something by that choice? Well, I wouldn’t put it past him. People who are so specific with their art usually have a rationale for every single stroke. I don’t know anything about the story, but I imagine it has some relation to “The Devine Comedy”. It’s truly incredible how they translated his (their-Sandra is partner) aesthetics. Make sure you follow this one. It’s going to be quite the spectacle on the big screen.
Creative Doodles : Playfully replace fellow commuters’ heads with cartoon characters. - Yaratıcı Karalamalar: Ev ile iş arası yolculuk yapan kişilerin kafalarını çizgi film karakterleri ile değiştirme. by October Jones
Here’s one of my passions/obsessions. My dad always had a BMW bike - a boxer, not an inline. When I was really little, and before we had laws, our family of 4 took a ride. I was in a saddle bag, my sis was sandwiched between my folks. Good times! Apparently, they still do that kind of thing in some places. He kept his last bike pristine (over 250k miles!)…until I got to ride it, and decided to go too fast into a sharp corner. It survived many more years, until my dad took a terrible spill on the freeway - in his 70’s!!! He survived too, thankfully. That accident made him unbearably sweet for several months.
Hard to explain why all of these bikes make me antsy to get one and go for a ride. It’s almost like a drug! I’ll post more images, if this does anything for you too. I found these on Google images. -Waveybrain
I’ve been pretty annoyed with myself lately for dialing in certain things in my designs. So, here are some much needed studies on women’s shoes and anatomy. It’s been a while since I’ve done real figure drawing, so here is an attempt at re-grounding my anatomy. These are “virtual tracings”-so don’t be impressed. I’m just sharing stuff that’ve been troubling me lately in my personal work. It’s fun to take the time and just examine things. -Waveybrain
These paintings were done by John Watkiss. He’s an amazing artist (http://johnwatkiss.blogspot.com/). I remember my wife and I went to his home when he was working on “World of Tomorrow”. The art was amazing. He makes it look so easy! I remember that was the day (probably spring 2002) when I first heard of “chem clouds”. He pointed out the peculiar clouds being formed by jet contrails. I’ve been looking up since that day and observed a lot of strange patterns in the sky caused by contrails. There’s a whole conspiracy on that subject with lots of evidence and speculation. Anyway, I don’t think he gets the amount of credit he deserves on many of his films.
I’m one of those people who will pause and examine frames from my favorite movies. The details are awesome, but I was a little disappointed by how straight the copy is on the props. I was hoping for something more whimsical.