Saturday, July 19, 2014

The life drawing escape!

As we are approaching the end of the project at work and many big challenges ahead, I am appreciating the studio even more for giving us the opportunity to escape in life drawing for a little bit.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Time management when drawing

I have noticed a pattern in the way I draw. I always start with the line of action, etc. Once I start fleshing up the pose, I always seem to work my way up from the legs/feet to the top... and I need to manage my time better because I always miss time to focus on hands and face! First three drawings are 3 mins poses, last three are 5 mins.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Athletic model

This week's model had some athletic challenging poses. All drawings are 3 mins.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

exaggerate...but don't caricature....

This week's model was a tall and elegant model...very tall. The hard part was to not exaggerate to the point of caricature. If I have a tendency to draw heads a little too big, this time I faced the opposite problem. Drawings are 2 mins, the last two are 3 mins.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

drawing a dancer

This week's model was a dancer. The poses were incredibly dynamic...and as many of the drawing teachers I've had point out, they don't hold the pose, they lean in and it's as if they are always in motion. Poses are 2, 3 and 5 mins.

Friday, May 30, 2014


Surprise this week as we did some costumed life drawing! Delightful challenge to say the least, I hope we get more of those as I feel it's an area I need to practice more! I kept reminding myself to start with the basics and not get lost in the lines of the fabric. As always, without the foundation, it's just a bunch of lines... I took a little break at some point to do a quick sketch of the model's face. All drawings are about 3-5 mins.

teaser and trailer!

This Fall will be a busy and beautiful one in terms of animated movies. I've had the pleasure to work on two marvelous ones. Why not see both? :)

A year ago I started working on a very special movie. The Book of Life is a film directed by Jorge Gutierrez and produced by Guillermo Del Toro. It's a beautiful tale with a very unique, bright and festive visual style. I am looking forward to see the final version! Coming out on October 17th

. ...and for the curious, I worked on shots at 1 min/ 1:06 and 1:20/1:24

At the end of February I got an opportunity to come and join the animation team at Disney and work on the new animated feature Big Hero 6 coming out on November 7th.  I won't say anything else, have a look at this most appealing teaser: