Saturday, December 27, 2008

Last of the Year?

We just went sketchclubbing again today after (for me) a very long long time: Marcelo Vignali and his two daughters Grace and Gloria, Craig Harris and Sean Galloway (Cheeks), whom I had the pleasure of finally meeting today!
We set camp in the food court of the Westside Pavillion, pulled out our pencils and markers, and went for it!
Here are some interesting characters I saw around.
It was great fun and I realized how much I missed it. Let's definitely do it again.

Friday, December 19, 2008

More Asterix (© M6 & A-Film) ...and "The Prince of Egypt" 10th Anniversary.

It is going back down memory lane with yet another 'Asterix' post.
And talking memories, yesterday it was the 10th anniversary of the release of 'Prince of Egypt'.
So many things coincided in time for me back then, just arrived in the U.S., getting started with a big, big, brand new Company, an amazing, larger than life, project... it was an epic movie created by an epic collaborative effort. An opportunity to learn from so many passionate and talented people.

Anyway, these two designs today correspond to the end of a 'chase on ice', and a shot from the very beginning of the movie, with vikings attacking a fishing village that has just been abandoned by its terrified inhabitants.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

It's the Gauls turn (© M6 & A-Film) + Tagging update

Like I mentioned, 85% of the work I did for this Film was design around the Vikings and their locations, although I also got to do a lot of key layout for the whole movie, that included both viking -and- gaul locations.
So her are two "village" shots and a "surrounding forest" one.

I was tagged by 'Shuku' ( recently.
I'm supposed to list 7 random facts about me and tag another 7 people along (I'll only comply to the first part, I'm way too shy for the second!)
-Born in an Island.
-gimme summer time, any time.
-First life action movie I ever saw; "20.000 leagues under the sea"
-Love snorkeling
-'Paris, Texas', what a movie (and let's not forget about 'Stranger than Paradise"!).
-Blessed by being passionate at the healthy activity of drawing and telling stories.
-It was good to be raised bilingual, makes you see there is always more than one view on the same issue.

(thanks Shuku)

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Asterix and the Vikings (© M6 & A-Film)

Exceptionally, and since I don't have much time to produce 'blog-sketches' these days (busy at the studio and busy at home with my own project), here is some artwork that I have done in the past for movies.
In this case it's "Asterix and the Vikings", a film for which I designed all about the "Viking world".
It was produced by M6 in France and A-Film in Copenhagen (just in case it wasn't clear enough). A year and a half of fun and one of the major projects I worked for in my studio in Spain.