Old Rejected Sketch

Posted on Saturday 19 May 2012

Is everyone else also not blogging too much these days because of facebook?  I have not posted as often as I should lately because I use facebook a little more often.
And seems everyone follows each other’s facebook(or twitter maybe but I don’t tweet) rather than blogs.  It’s interesting for sure.

Also my duty as one of the art director on Monsters University is in the full on mode.  It has become norm for me to stay till around the clock at least a few nights a week.(and I still get in to work before 8am everyday)  Totally not the best thing for my fatherhood!!!!  Hope it calms down soon.  The movie is starting to look good though.  What a great collaborative team we have!

Anyhow, with my amazing baby Senju and work, I have not been able to keep up.  I also owe replies to a few dozen emails some of you sent me personally.(sorry!!!!)

This is a rough sketch I did for a book cover assignment a few years ago which ended up not making to the final.

Story of the book was really interesting and I was really excited about this job.   But I just wasn’t able to pull this off!

10 Comments for 'Old Rejected Sketch'

    May 22, 2012 | 4:04 am

    The silhouettes are so intriguing, would love to have seen more. I have just started a Facebook artist page myself, but there is a difference in followers, I believe blogs have a stronger industry connection. If you are bored please feel free to check mine out! Thank you for all the inspiration

    May 22, 2012 | 5:46 am


    Vahe Yefremian
    May 23, 2012 | 12:58 pm

    Love the shapes and the application of paint! big fan of your stuff dude!

    May 28, 2012 | 10:46 am

    This i really a beautiful piece. Congratulations to you and your family, must be amazing to have a new addition to your world. 🙂

    May 30, 2012 | 4:00 pm

    You have the simplest, most deft touch. The movie will be great even if they didn’t come knocking on my door for help.

    June 12, 2012 | 6:34 am

    you continue to inspire my friend. hope we can chat soon, somehow despite the great time difference!

    June 24, 2012 | 9:01 am

    Thank you Tegan.
    Haha. I had over 160 likes and 20 comments on this post on facebook but the comments on my blog are less and less these days. Definitely a change of a trend… I saw your blog and your building sketches are really inspiring. thank you for sharing!

    ありがとうございます! 最近は絵、練習してますか?

    thank you Dude! 🙂

    Hey! I love your paintings!! How do you do your digital painting? The latest ninja piece is really somehting!

    Great to hear from you always!
    I really enjoyed your sketchbook pages you shared on oyur blog recently. It’s always nice to see sketches from acompolished artists like yourself.

    WE MUST CATCH UP!!! Can’t wait to hear your adventure!

    July 10, 2012 | 5:30 am

    Hey thanks Dice for checking my sketches out. Your talk at CTN 2010 about Toy Story 3 and the power of colour, was a real inspiration for me. And 160 likes, you can not argue with that! Congratulations on all of your success

    July 15, 2012 | 12:37 am

    thank you Tegan!

    July 16, 2012 | 10:19 pm

    Wow what an honor! Thank you so much Dice. To answer your question i use lasso tool in photoshop. Nothing fancy. I make alot of drawings, scan the drawing that feels right, and paint it with lasso. After i’ve blocked in the big value shapes with hard edges i just use a regular brush and control and blend in more vales to create hard and soft edges. Hope that answer your question. Hope all is well, and sorry for the late reply. Take care:)

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