Monday, December 19, 2011

Merry Christmas

'Arthur Christmas' was a difficult show to work on but the movie turned out great!  It looks quite different to other cg movies released this year and its British humour gives it a unique charm.

Back in 2009 I was at Aardman in Bristol storyboarding the opening elf 'invasion' and several other sections throughout the picture.  I'll post some more in the New Year.  Happy Holidays!

(All material copyright Aardman/Sony Pictures Animation)

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Occupy San Francisco!

Despite intense work deadlines lately I've managed to do the odd bit of sketching in this fair city. . .

Out drawing with Mark Stanleigh on Nob Hill. See Mark's sketches here 

The Mark Hopkins Hotel on California
(Here I tried out a nifty Pilot 'Parallel' pen-it's like drawing with a chisel!)

Huntington Park

The Hyde Out bar on Hyde & California

In the Mission for Day Of The Dead 2011

Some of San francisco's unique residents

 Of all of  the city's colourful neighbourhoods the Castro District must be the wackiest-drawing the famous theatre we got caught up in an 'Occupy' demonstration! A 'pop-up' free life drawing session occured in the street! Naked ramblers, trannies & dogs of all sizes make it a fun place to draw.

Over Thanksgiving I drew the enormous Grant Tree