Wednesday, May 21, 2008

go figure...

I've been really thrilled about being able to take figure and gesture drawing classes during lunchtime at Pixar. It's an amazing perk of working here. I try to document my progress by taking pictures of my sketches so I can have digital copies of them--and I toss most of the hard copies. I have a long way to go, esp seeing how crazy awesome the artists here can draw...
Here are a few from back in February (2/26)...

And a few from March (3/4):

(Yeah I know, what's up with the half-completed heads?...I'm slow I know...)

one in May (5/7)--might be a 5 minutes pose:

This one I'm a bit embarrassed to put up b/c the model had such a great pose, but I failed to work fast enough to capture it all...this is really just the skeleton:

a friendly gesture...

Ok, enough of me trying to have clever titles...hehe. I'm kind of cheesy like that. So Gesture drawing has been a challenge for me, b/c even back in college when I took gesture drawing, it was all about the figure. But here at Pixar, I'm learning you're supposed to make up a story about what the figure is conveying. So to say the least, it's been a struggle, but I'm thankful for the opportunity to draw regardless. I'm just really rusty at this. The one above dates 5/7/08, the ones below from today! I think I'm getting it a little bit more...

Monday, May 19, 2008

diggin' into the past...

I made this dress for my Barbie when I was 4 or 5. I remember I was really young, b/c I hadn't started my last year of kindergarten yet.
I recently remembered the collection of dresses and dug into some boxes and found only this one! I need to find the evening gown, the ballet dress, and others still. But this one was made from a sock I had which had holes in it, so it got converted into a dress.

I put it on a Barbie I found at work...just to see what it looks like on. But the decolletage is all stretched out now from the elastic losing its stretch...:(

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Jewelry creations!

Now that I don't do as much designing, my creative outlet has been making things with my hands--and this is one of them (sorry these pics are such bad quality--that's another challenge--learning to take good shots of jewelry!)

Friday, May 16, 2008

"The Fence" short film won "Spotlight"!

I just found out our film won UCLA "Spotlight"!!! It is quite prestigious as so many films get submitted and only 5 live action films are chosen, and 2 animated. Q won best cinematography for it! Congrats Q, Matt, and all the hardworking cast and crew! It's the second film Q and I have worked on that has won for "Spotlight". I guess we have quite a good record goin! Can't wait to see it go through festivals in the future--and maybe we can make it feature-length, Matt? ;)