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.


Juan Díaz Canales said...

Qué nostalgia!
Nosotros tuvimos la enorme suerte de utilizar tus diseños para hacer los layouts en Tridente, al igual que sucedió con Los Reyes Magos y Totto Sapore. Puedo asegurarte (y mis compañeros del estudio no me dejarán mentir) que amén de la belleza y perfección técnica, tu trabajo ha sido siempre para todos nosotros una enorme fuente de motivación e inspiración.
Así que, muchas gracias Marcos!
Un abrazo

sotoca said...

Ostres Marcos, quins treballs. Ja vaig veure algo en el llibre de n'Axterix que te na Carme. Aquestes ilustracions son impresionants. Quina linea y quin color!

Guillermo P. Mogorrón said...

Recuerdo esos diseños que tenian colgados en tridente, de cuando yo trabajé en Monigotes, y recuerdo que me impresionaron profundamente, son algunos de los mejores dibujos que he visto nunca, y no exagero. Como dice Juan Diaz Canales, una fuente de inspiración.

Haylee said...

I admire your sense of perspective! Great stuff Marcos!

George Cwirko-Godycki said...

that is really cool

Hans said...

Hey Marcos,

Amazing what you can do with lighting and shadows!
I'm glad you had a good time working with my countrymen:)
I had the pleasure of working at A-Film shortly before I moved to the states, great studio.

Hope all is well,


Mel Maduro said...

Wow, great stuff. I especially love those boards!

Alina Chau said...

LOve the lighting and layout design in these, V cinematic and dramatic!

Pedro Daniel said...

Mmmm, esta película me suena!^^
Muy buen trabajo en Asterix Marcos!

Alessandra Sorrentino said...

Hey there Marcosss :)
Great to hear from you!!
These are fantastic studies. I love the feel in the first image and your lighting is always so storytelling.
And by the way, vault artwork is very interesting to see, so go on and post it ;)
Hope all is well with you in LA! Ciao!!

Antonio Navarro said...

Hola Marcos,
Gracias por tu comentario en mi blog.
Yo intento colocar mi mandíbula en su sitio, ya que está ahí, caída sobre la mesa, desde que vi estos bocetos que hiciste para Asterix… ¿Cómo llevas la vida angelina?

craig said...

great sense of lighting and mood in the these. excellent

Miguel Valderrama said...

guau...usted juega en otra liga señor... que motivador.
Gran trabajo.

robi pena said...

Marcos eres un maestro amigo!! Me quito el sombrero!! Menudo año y medio te pegastes ahi :-) que bonito!! Un fuerte abrazo!!

Marcos Mateu said...

-Juan! muchisimas gracias a ti por tu comentario, y decir que igualmente todo el equipo que trabajo en distintos paises/estudios hizo un -muy- buen trabajo que desde luego se aprecia en la pelicula. La verdad es que es un proyecto del que estuve muy contento tanto en la parte artistica como en el trato que tuve con la gente involucrada en el mismo.
Un saludo!

-Fernando moltes gracies. Salutacions.

-Guillermo! muchas gracias, y estoy contento de ver que tu tambien trabajaste en la pelicula!

-Thanks Haylee

-Thanks George

-Hey back to ya Hans, good hearing from you!
working with Afilm was a true pleasure, a very dedicated, professional and friendly team, I was really happy having the opportunity of working with them, and also visiting Copenhagen even though it was only in two short ocassions. Nice!

-Thanks Mel

-Thanks Alina. The storyboard piece was a suggestion for the opening shot. There's a second board to it that I'll post in a next occasion.

-Muchas gracias Pedro

-Ale! now you will have to tell me what 'vault artwork' means (there go my limitation in english language again). Thanks again and all the best to you guys

-Muchas gracias Antonio. La vida aqui de momento bien, trabajo y mas trabajo, y un par de ideas de proyectos personales... me imagino que parecido al resto no? :)
un abrazo.

-Thanks a lot Craig

-Muchas gracias Miguel

-Muchas gracias Robi! un saludo de vuelta para ti

Marcos Gp said...

Increibles! muchas gracias por compartirlos.

Terrific! thanks so much for sharing

flaviano said...

wo-hoo! these are great! i loved that production! we did some of the clean up and fx anim and was the first time after the Three Wise Men we had the opportunity to work on such high quality movie!

Augusto Quijano Vázquez said...

Me encanta la claridad de tu trabajo a pesar de ser solo algunos trazos de luz y sombra.
Un saludo!

Ernest Agullo said...

Marcos, com sempre un plaer disfrutar de les teu grafisme, directe, ple de força...
la "word verification" és "recons", curiós.....

jeremy melton said...

Excelllent work and Beautifully done!

Douglas Ferreira said...

Hi Marcos!Very good to see some artwork from Asterix,I hope you are planning to post some more!
I worked on the film ,I got some scenes with your layouts(felt like a honor by the way),but before that I did a lay out test for the film,maybe the key layout for that sequence was yours?If I could have your opinion on that I would be very glad!Best wishes and keep inspiring us!

A. Riabovitchev said...

Brilliant work!:o)

alf said...

Beautiful artwork. Perfect staging, drawing, lighting, colours....wow!

Marcos Mateu said...

-Gracias Marcos!

-Happy you enjoyed the production Flaviano, I did have the same experience

-Muchas gracias Augusto. Si que me gusta simplificar y dejar fuera lo que no tenga que aportar nada al dibujo.
Un saludo

-Ernest, moltes gracies pe la visita... i si que es curios lo dels "recons"!

-Thanks Jeremy

-Actually Douglas, now that I think of it the layout could have been mine, as I didn't design gaul stuff but certainly did some key layout for it.
All the best.

-Thanks Andrei

-Thanks Alf.

the art of Dejan Ostojic said...

Very nice! Love the way you use lighting to support storytelling.