ยซ 2009!
New Beginning

Posted on Saturday 31 January 2009

Wow, did you feel fortunate to witness this historic moment on January 21st? The magnitude of this event cannot be described so easily. My uncle who is 83 now could not believe this could happen in his life time. Though we are in this serious economic crisis as well as environmental crisis, we should all work together to move forward and I know we can.

Meanwhile, things have been busy busy. My work has gotten so busy that I have not made lots of progress on my kids book. Sigh… I don’t know how I can do this… but I must.

I promised to post my Horton paintings which I have hundreds of, but obviously, I haven’t had the time. But here is my very very small contribution to the latest Pixar film Wall E. (I helped as pinch hitter for 6 weeks) I hope it wins the Oscar. It really not only is a great film but also is a meaningful film.

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20 Comments for 'New Beginning'

  1.  
    January 31, 2009 | 9:57 am
     

    Purdy. I like the looseness yet controlled technique to these!!! Everything reads clearly.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2.  
    January 31, 2009 | 1:17 pm
     

    I really love your (as said Ben in the previos comment) loose but controlled style

  3.  
    February 1, 2009 | 4:06 am
     

    HOly bGEEzER!! Dice! Your painting are like the Energizer bunny! they just keep getting better and better and better and better and bet……..!!

  4.  
    cK
    February 1, 2009 | 12:51 pm
     

    Dice,

    These paintings are beautiful.

    For me personally, I find that the designs for the 1st act of Wall-E brilliant, vibrant and moving for both artwork (JLO, Paul Topolos) and finished film. They made junk beautiful with the warm colors and lighting where you are drawn to it. But, I had more difficulty with space ship scenes in the finished film where I felt that I was in a hospital where it was too sterile and clean.

    On the other hand, your ship paintings that you posted are beautiful with the palette that you choose and the story that it conveys. You really get the feeling. Looking forward to your children’s book and Toy Story 3.

    cK

  5.  
    February 4, 2009 | 2:33 am
     

    Love the work.

  6.  
    February 4, 2009 | 10:26 am
     

    Dice, even as pinch hitter theses are really nice. I can’t wait to see the next film you really work on. I must admit I’ve probably seen wall*E too many times, but i can’t help it. The hairdresser bots always get a chuckle out of me, nice to know you had something to do with it.

    NM

  7.  
    February 4, 2009 | 1:22 pm
     

    Dice,

    The work you did for Wall-E is amazing!! I really love your sense of simplicity and design. Your colors are always resounding with ethereal light in all your paintings, they’re so incredible. I surely hope that you’ll receive a needed breath of air to turn your attention to your children’s book; I’m sure it’s going to be awesome!

    Take care!

    -h.

  8.  
    Jackson
    February 4, 2009 | 1:44 pm
     

    These are awesome, Dice! Why aren’t they in the art book?!

  9.  
    February 5, 2009 | 1:23 am
     

    Jeeeez, man! These are gorgeous!!!

  10.  
    February 5, 2009 | 7:03 am
     

    =) Walle is amazing! I think Dominique Luis and you are the bests ones for doing color script. Diferent styles, but really Masters!
    Thanks for visiting my blog=)

  11.  
    February 6, 2009 | 10:12 am
     

    lovin’ it, colors are so fresh.

  12.  
    February 7, 2009 | 11:30 pm
     

    oo! Dice -san, these are soooo gorgeous!!
    Thank you for inspiring us with your wonderful talent!
    (btw, I couldn’t read your last response in Japanese,,, so sad… What did you write? do you remember?)

  13.  
    February 10, 2009 | 2:15 am
     

    Unreal! These are great! Thanks for posting. Cheers!

  14.  
    February 16, 2009 | 1:35 pm
     

    This piece is gorgeous!

  15.  
    Blair
    February 17, 2009 | 8:56 pm
     

    Hi… I’ve just gotten really interested in your work… we have an exhibit here at my University (Valdosta State University) and I saw one of your pieces Time Flies. I really liked it and wanted to take a look at your other work. It’s wonderful! I am really inspired, thank you!! -Blair

  16.  
    February 18, 2009 | 4:06 am
     

    These are really great! how come they’re not in the art book?!!

    Awesome work! Keep it up!

  17.  
    dice
    February 20, 2009 | 6:36 pm
     

    –Plouff
    Thanks Plouff. What are you up to these days?

    –Luis
    Thanks a lot

    –Mike
    Thanks man. Your IA3 colorkeys kicked my butt too. I really loved those.

    –CK
    thanks a lot. Yeah, I agree with about about some of the thing you said. I think WallE first act was beautifully handled. It’s all Ralph.

    –Jose
    Thank you

    –Natalia
    Thanks. I can’t take any credit for Wall E since I really didn’t work on it too much but I agree. I loved the film a lot.

    –Haylee
    Thanks a lot. but I won’t have much time to breathe because my main responsibility on Toy Story 3 is heating up. I will be super busy all year long! ๐Ÿ™‚

    –Jackson
    Thanks man.
    I don’t deserve to be in the book since I worked on it only for 6 weeks where as others spent months and months on that movie. I don’t mind not being in the book to make room for people who deserve to be in the book.
    Art of Book is always a strange place. It always upsets somebody.(like all the talk over Art of Coraline on the blogs…) I can’t say Pixar’s art of books recently have been so popular among the Pixar artists themselves. …

    At least they do books though. Blue Sky never did any books on theirs and there are just incredible art produced there that no one gets to see…. a shame…

    –Mike
    Thanks Mike! How about Art of Ice Age 3?? Why don’t you push for it!

    –Oriol
    Thanks a lot. Dominique is incredible, I agree. I wish he was still here at Pixar so I could steal from him! ๐Ÿ™‚

    –Ben
    Thanks!

    –Elisa
    ?????????I heard you are doing well! Stay in touch. Let me know how things are!

    –Eli!
    Hey! I feel like we have been missing each other on emails! How are things?
    We have to work out our trade! ๐Ÿ™‚

    –Eric
    Thanks alot Eric! Did you figure out your Totoro piece delivery?

    –Blair
    Thanks Blair. I had no idea that the show was still going around. Cool.

    –Andry
    Yeah, like I said, I only worked on the production for 6 weeks and it’s understandable they didn’t have room for my work in the art of book.
    Thanks though!

  18.  
    Stephen
    March 12, 2009 | 1:44 am
     

    its my dream to be an artist like you.

  19.  
    Scott Farrell
    March 17, 2009 | 11:16 am
     

    Wow, its weird seeing non bluesky dice paintings =) Awesome as always though!!!

  20.  
    March 21, 2009 | 11:59 pm
     

    Wow. I just saw you on Society of Illustrators 48. Thought I’d look you up. Your work looks amazing!

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