Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Monday, August 29, 2005
Katsuhiro Otomo's AKIRA, for me, has always been the high benchmark for all anime that has followed in the intervening years. Nothing since has quite matched it for sheer visual dynamism. Rintaro's adaptation of Tezuka's METROPOLIS (scripted by Otomo) came close in terms of scope, ambition & technique but STEAMBOY manages to surpass both.
I've recently viewed a couple of Japanese films that are visual feasts. CASSHERN is a live-action/CG hybrid in the vein of SKY CAPTAIN & THE MATRIX:REVOLUTIONS. It's a non-stop barrage of sumptuous imagery & wild ideas. The 'march of the robots' sequence is stunning.
Sunday, August 28, 2005
These are some examples of life drawing that I've done over the years. I haven't attended a class for a couple years now & I sure miss it! If anyone knows of any decent classes in London please let me know.
The profile head is a copy of a Michelangelo drawing - I got the ear in the wrong place!
Thursday, August 25, 2005
Here's a pitch image created for ZOVIRAX cold sore cream! The ad was to feature this repulsive virus replicating infinitely. Unfortunately the agency went with a live-action approach in the end with a girl who's so ashamed of her cold sore she keeps her motor-cycle helmet on to go swimming!