It was a blast to work on this franchise, launching it on the PS3 with Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction. Looking forward to seeing this in theaters! Congrats to Insomniac Games, Sony, and Universal Pictures Canada!
As I'm clearing out the studio of all my notes, binders, drawings and scanning what I can for the digital archives, I came across these quotes that I wrote down on a random piece of paper. Circa 99-03 Not sure who the second writer is that I've written their quote.
"The mind is a tool, it is either clogged, bound, rusty, or it is a clear way to and from the soul. An artist should not be afraid of his tools. He should not be afraid to know." Robert Henri
"The challenges an artist will face when drawing from life or from a model can be made easier to surmount by practice and application of knowledge. How does the artist accurately record or interpret a model's proportions, volumes, textures, and angles?
Practice of applying practical knowledge of anatomy, hand eye coordination, keen observation, and imagination."
CTN-XPO 2015 Highlight #1
Spending time having terrific conversations with the talented animation and visual artists: Will Terry (who took this pic), Mel Milton, and Leigh Rens. Good times, good talks, and great guys!
You can see more of the fantastic work of Mel, Will, and Leigh following the links below!
Not something that you hear everyday: a frank and practical interview with actor, film maker, writer, and entrepreneur Bill Duke on the business of making films.
I first saw Bill Duke back in the day when he appeared in Commando and later as Mac in Predator (the role he's most recognized for as an actor). Did you know how many productions he's written and directed since then? Check this out: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004886/
If I were asked "who you would like to meet in for coffee in the past, present, or future?" Bill Duke is a gentleman, I'd like to meet during my life time.
So this past weekend I drew the last page in a moleskin I started a while ago.
I didn't realize I finished the book when I was in the middle of the drawing at the passport office.
I started thinking about where this little book has traveled and what sketches I have collected in the pages since it started on the journey with me. I picked the Monogram brand sketchbook with ivory paper from an art supply store in Ngee Ann City/ Takashimaya on Orchard Road in Singapore.
The last drawing at the Glendale Post Office/ Passport Office:
One of the first sketches in the moleskin:
What the sketchbook ended up looking like:
What I think it wishes it looks like;)
I put these up having been inspired to share by an amazingly talented friend, Jamie Vickers, who has been traveling through most of Asia via bicycle for the last year. You can see his amazing travel sketches here: facebook
His incredible animation here: http://www.jamievickers.blogspot.com/