Artists

Artists and artwork that I like:

Yerba Buena

 Posted by on February 28, 2014  Artists, Drawings, Friends, Lefties
Feb 282014
 
Yerba Buena

Last weekend was a good one for drawing; both doing it ourselves and appreciating drawings done by others. Firstly, on Saturday, Julia and I went to Yerba Buena Gardens to draw: I ‘ve sketched here before (a study of the church you see here) but this time I tried an overview. The angle I chose was from the terrace, where there [..read more..]

Deane Taylor’s BLOG

 Posted by on August 28, 2012  Artists, Friends
Aug 282012
 
Deane Taylor's BLOG

In an earlier post, I lamented that many artists who inspired me when I entered the animation business have no web presence. I am happy to say that now, the mighty DEANE TAYLOR has a BLOG, and is posting insanely cool doodles every other day. It is hard to overstate what an incredible inspiration Deane was to me at the [..read more..]

Anonymous Hug

 Posted by on March 23, 2011  Artists, Friends
Mar 232011
 
Anonymous Hug

Always awesome artist PATRICK AWA has just busted out yet another wonderful piece and this one was done specifically to raise money for the QUAKE in Japan. It is called “ANONYMOUS HUG” In his own words: “In the aftermath of the ongoing tragedy in Japan, I was so anxious that I had a hard time focusing on painting. Although I [..read more..]

Maker Faire 2010

 Posted by on May 25, 2010  Artists, Updates
May 252010
 
Maker Faire 2010

Last weekend was jam-packed with fun-ness, including a trip to the fabulous MAKER FAIRE. I may have found my new favourite arts festival. It is a tasty blend of Comic Con, Burning Man, a crafts fair and ROBOT WARS all rolled into one. If (like me) you are intrigued by the creativity at Burning Man but would gladly forgo all [..read more..]

Creative Cronies

 Posted by on March 3, 2010  Artists, Friends
Mar 032010
 
Creative Cronies

I have been busy lately, but creative output on my personal projects has been slow… Which sounds like a good excuse to post about interesting things my friends have been doing. Sanjay Patel has completed a new book, called RAMAYANA: DIVINE LOOPHOLE, this time published by CHRONICLE BOOKS. It is another of his explorations of, and introductions to, the stories [..read more..]

Rise of the LAIKANS

 Posted by on May 24, 2009  Artists, PROFESSIONAL, Websites
May 242009
 
Rise of the LAIKANS

Working at LAIKA Studios in Beautiful Portland has allowed me to meet some wonderful artists. None of whom I had met before, but some who’s work I was already familiar with. VERA BROSGOL is incapable of doing an un-appealing drawing. Beautiful storyboard drawings simply SQUIRT from her fingertips (personally, I have to GRUNT mine out). Not only a bad-ass storyboarder, [..read more..]

Gordon Clark online

 Posted by on March 26, 2009  Artists, Friends, Websites
Mar 262009
 
Gordon Clark online

Gordon Clark is a long-time friend and co-worker; we were colleagues at both Colossal Pictures and at Wild Brain. Like me, Gordon is a bad-movie aficionado. He is no less than the founder of GOMER NIGHT (where like-minded nerds rent crappy movies and make fun of them whilst enjoying them). I am pleased to announce that Gordon finally has his [..read more..]

Pisstake Platoon

 Posted by on February 25, 2009  Artists, Websites
Feb 252009
 
Pisstake Platoon

Earlier I mentioned Arthur Filloy‘s Airplane drawing blog, Drawn Patrol. He now has another blog called PISSTAKE PLATOON which likewise showcases old drawings done at work, though this time the focus is not on planes, but general silliness; Caricatures, in jokes and other drawings done to amuse each-other while we all worked on mind-numbingly terrible Saturday morning cartoons. If you [..read more..]

Totoro Forest Project

 Posted by on August 15, 2008  Artists, Websites
Aug 152008
 
Totoro Forest Project

Recently, I posted a drawing I’d done for an art auction without giving any details, so here they are: On September 6th, PIXAR STUDIOS will host an auction of artwork done by 184 artists to raise money for the TOTOTO FOREST PROJECT; a foundation to protect urban forests in Japan. I wont attending because I will be in Australia, but [..read more..]

DerekMonster

 Posted by on May 29, 2008  Artists, Friends
May 292008
 
DerekMonster

Derek Thompson’s website is called DerekMonster because of his love of drawing monsters but the moniker also fits the man himself, because he is an ART MONSTER. Derek will share his hyperactive and hyper-talented style of magic in his forthcoming lecture in the Gnomon Workshop series of DVDs, where artists from the film, comics and illustration industries each show their [..read more..]

May 262008
 
Drawn Patrol

Years ago, I worked at a studio where a lot of extra-curricular funny drawings were done by the crew. We drew caricatures of eachother, or of people seen on the streets at lunch hour, and we traded goofy doodles about funny things that happened around the studio, in-jokes and other silly stuff, and I joined in all these shenanigans as [..read more..]

Pixar Blogs

 Posted by on May 11, 2008  Artists, Websites
May 112008
 
Pixar Blogs

One of the many things that amazes me about working freelance at PIXAR is seeing the employees work at such a high level during the day, and yet somehow find time and energy to excel in their own projects and personal lives as well (I have never figured out how to do all three; If I work hard at one [..read more..]

Kewl Thangs

 Posted by on March 11, 2008  Artists, Websites
Mar 112008
 
Kewl Thangs

I want to show you two sites that showcase sculptures made from scrap. STEPHANE HALLEUX is a Belgian sculptor who makes incredible things out of bits and pieces of leather and old machine parts. His work is very inspiring and I recommend that you all take a look-see at his site. Click on each of the menus on the left [..read more..]