Thursday, December 29, 2005

Holiday - Illustration Friday

The show must start!

Have a fabulous, warm, sparkling, loving new years eve!

Magical India

The hand painted art that you get to see in India really assaults your senses!

Above is a Buddhist temple in Sarnath , Varanasi

After the monsoon season this palace survives in the middle of the lake.
The architecture in India is just breath taking and I will use my pictures as inspiration to draw castles and backgrounds. you just watch out ValGalart, I will show you some new house designs. LOL!

Monday, December 26, 2005

Three New Miyazaki Films Debut at Studio Ghibli Museum

The Studio Ghibli Museum in Japan will debut three new short features from Hayao Miyazaki. Starting Jan. 3, 2006 and running until March 13, the three films will screen in the museum’s Saturn Theatre.
  • 'House-hunting' is the story of Fuki, an energetic girl setting out on a trip to look for a new house.
  • 'Mon- the water spider' follows a water spider who experiences love at first sight with a lovely water strider, who skitters freely over the surface of the water.
  • 'The day I harcested a star' is the story of a visionary world based on artist Naohisa Inoue's original work Iblard.
For more information, visit Miyazaki Web

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Imagine - Illustration Friday

Imagine a world beyond your dreams.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Mind Game by Masaaki Yuasa

I am a fan of Anime animation and my latest find is the animator Masaaki Yuasa. He released his debute 'Mind Game' in 2004. The plot is a journey of self-discovery based on a Japanese cult underground comic. The reviews of his work say that he ues some of the most innovative animation, mixing rough lines and storyboards with photographic touches.

I haven't been able to source the DVD and would love to see it, so please let me know if you find it!

For more animation news have a look at Frames per second online animation magazine.

Tandem Film's

Tandem Film's
Is an animation studio in Islington London . They have done impressive work for Nike and Honda to mention a few names… have a look at their movies on their web site.

Ice Age 2

Blue Sky Studios is looking for artists to work on Ice Age 2. Here are the details…

"We are currently seeking motivated, talented, creative people to join our award-winning team. We have several FULL-TIME and TEMPORARY positions available for our current production, Ice Age 2, and other assorted development projects. The positions will be filled quickly so we encourage you to submit your application and reel now to avoid missing out. "

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Surprise - Illustration friday

It's a fine line between shock and surprise.

Polar ice

Christmas ice skating for this polar bear.

Japanese Blue

Sketch with pencil and marker pen.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Blue - Illustration Friday

Out of the blue.

This illo took a little time to do. I was back and forth with the gradient mesh tool trying to create highlights and shadows on the sea but I had some disastrous effects, and so ended up using flat colours and shapes to create the illusion of the sea and sky. But if you want to see some truly amazing photorealistic work using the gradient mesh tool have a look at Todd Ferris. I just don’t know how he does it!

I would be so grateful for your comments. ;-)