Lots of stuff going on!

Posted on Wednesday 10 December 2008

Hello hello

After the crazy Totoro event, my work at Pixar has been picking up.  Pixar’s next movie Up is looking real good and the movie I have been working for, Toy Story 3 is looking sooo good.  And now, the production is in full gear!  I’ve been on the production for about a year and half and it has been the best film production experience in my career.

Meanwhile, I have my first children’s book due early next year.  So I’m painting like a mad man at home.  I will show you some of my in progress work in my next entry!  Oh, also, I think Horton DVD is coming out this week or came our last week.  With lots of great animated movies such as Wall-E, Kung Fu Panda, and Bolt this year, Horton didn’t seem to be a movie that stayed with people’s list of favorites too much, but the movie has some good stuff in it. (especially visually!)  I will share my concept art for Horton soon since I’m off the hook with the DVD out.

Stay tuned!

This is a commission I did recently—— Miles 12 x 9 oil on board

12 Comments for 'Lots of stuff going on!'

    December 10, 2008 | 5:03 pm

    Man, you are a machine ! you do so many things…and once again, You perfectly caught the light , as usual ! and knowing how you love Jazz, I know you put your music soul in it. I really can’t wait to see your children book.

    December 10, 2008 | 6:16 pm

    Gorgeous painting! I am really looking forward to Up and TS3… Toy Story being possibly my favorite of all time.

    December 10, 2008 | 7:28 pm

    oooooh! I CANT wait!!!
    and LOVE this painting!! 😉

    December 10, 2008 | 8:40 pm

    This is beautiful!

    December 10, 2008 | 9:27 pm

    Oh snap Dice!!! There’s a sight for sore eyes!!

    December 10, 2008 | 10:35 pm

    That’s a beautiful painting! Looking forward to seeing your Horton work.

    December 10, 2008 | 11:06 pm

    I really enjoyed Horton, am looking forward to watching again it on blu-ray soon. Will love to see the work you did on it !

    December 11, 2008 | 7:39 am

    Bonjour, Daisuke !
    Man, that Miles Davis picture is awesome ! I can’t to see what you are cooking for us, specially about the children book project. It was great to see you last month. I hope see you again, maybe for SDCC ?

    cK - charles
    December 12, 2008 | 4:40 pm

    Miles Davis was a monster who as a true artist did not rest on his laurels. There are some who believed that he was an abomination who committed sacrilege when he abandon his understated ballads and went electric with hard rock guitar in the 70s. But for me, he did not want to copy himself and loved ballads so much that he needed to go into a new direction. For those who are not familiar with his work, start with this following collection. 1) “Workin” which has this incredible ballad, “It Never Entered My Mind” 2) “Kind of Blue” or “Someday my Prince” which featured his first great Quintet including Coltrane and Bill Evans, 3) ESP or Live a Plugged Nickel – His second great quintet. Just great straight up Jazz, 4) Bitches Brew/Silent Way/Tribute to Jack Johnson – His discovery to Electric and new direction Just genius, 5) 70s Japanese Imports, “Get Up With it”, “Big Fun”, “Black Magus”, “Argartha” It is the closest thing of touching the hand of God. It is music’s equivalent to Jackson’s Pollock breaking down art to just his presense.

    Dice, you captured the spirit of man or this music kami-sama in your painting!!!!!!! Bravo. chills down my spine!!!!!!!



    December 15, 2008 | 6:42 pm

    Gorgeous portray of M.Davis!
    Looking forward for more! Wish you plenty of muses for all the projects you are working for! Is truly incredible how many things you can do in the same time:a proove of the wellknown japanese stoicism!:))Congrats,with constant admiration

    December 18, 2008 | 1:23 pm

    i really like the shapes!
    happy holidays-

    December 21, 2008 | 10:58 pm

    Merci! I’m so glad Sketchtravel is on its track again after going over to your hand!

    Thanks so much!
    I just saw your website. Pretty amazing designs. Love it!

    thanks man. Your rhino drawings rock!

    coming from you, it means a lot mike


    we really appreciated your article for Totoro Project book!

    Merch!! It was nice seeing you at APE! Hope you liked the exhibit! Your work is looking great on the wall in the second show!

    great to hear you liked the drawing of this one. And thanks for supporting our community from the side of collectors!

    Japanese Stoicism?? heh heh.. no~~
    I will be a lazy bum if i’m compared to those artists in Japan! 🙂

    Thanks a lot and hope you have happy holidays too! —i’m planning to come to NY soon. Let’s talk soon

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