sharing the trailer of this beautiful film I worked on last year with lots of enthusiasm :) To all the amazing artists at ReelFx and to Jorge Gutierrez and Sandra Equina (creators) I wish the best of luck with all my heart as this film is such a pearl and deserves to do great in theaters! Can't wait to watch it in October
I love digging around looking for video interviews to get the sense of the person behind the art I love. It has been very interesting and such a pleasure to listen to Roger Deakins talking about cinema in the videos I found here and there. I figured I'd share my fav ones as I've gone over his shots to observe them so many times.
I discovered him through the Coen Brothers films (which are the ones he is best known for ), then I started following him through other productions he has been involved in ( The Shawshank Redemption, The assassination of Jesse James...just to name a couple).
It was interesting to discover that he has been consulting for animated movies too (Wall-e, How to train your Dragon, Rango..). Hope this post can be a reason for some people to get inspired and go discovering more about this amazing cinematographer:)
I just bumped into this teaser poster online:) It was released a while ago but I feel like saying a few words here because I really LOVE this project, and looking back I feel lucky to have been involved with it. I contributed to the making of this exciting film as a character designer this year. It has been such a pleasure and inspiration to work on it! Sara and Jorge's designs and overall vision for the film are truly incredible and I wish them and the crew all the success that they deserve.
The movie will come out in October 2014. Can't wait to see it!!
If you haven't had the chance to read about the project yet, here are a few very informative links:
Story artist Matt Jones ( http://mattjonezanimation.blogspot.it/ ) is organizing an exhibition in San Francisco on the work of Ronald Searle in America. Matt has maintained a Searle "tribute" blog since 2006( http://ronaldsearle.blogspot.it/ ), which is an extremely rich source of information and inspiration for every Searle's art lover.
Now, most of the pieces that he is gathering for the upcoming exhibition are unseen and It will be the first time that Ronald's work will get exposed in California!
I feel very honored to be in the group of artists that was asked to contribute with one piece to the fundraising that will help out the organization of the exhibition, which is truly a labor of love.
This is my tribute to Ronald Searle's crazy St. Trinian's characters:) . It's ink and pen on heavy weight vellum.
and it was lots of fun to work on this. Thanks Matt!!
These are from a while back and are part of a sketchbook I'm hoping to complete within the end of the year. I feel very lucky being working on some great film projects these days, but at the same time I'm always dreaming of completing my own personal project too. Fingers crossed!
I often listen at music or podcasts when I'm drawing or painting. Today I started with this interview which made me appreciate even more the art of Ian McCaig. Of course I knew well his great drawings, but I didn't knew how much of a truly inspirational person and sincere visual storyteller he is. Check it out!
I have many projects in the works and I use Instagram/Twitter to send the WIPs out to friends to get their reactions and feedback. I figured I posted the pics here too. I like the format and it will be nice to see the differences between these versions and the final ones:)