some old stuff

Posted on Monday 5 February 2007

It is freezing in NY! My good old best friend Rieko was in town and we walked around Soho all day sunday. What makes NYC so special is that it is still so beautiful walking around even if it’s bitter cold!

I was organizing my old stuff the other day and I found these keys. I almost forgot but I really poured my heart into this project. This was one of the biggest sequences in the movie and I worked all the staging and lighing worked out. As the lead colorkey artist on this movie, I learned so much despite many changes we went through during its production.

by the time I keyed this seq, which was more on the end tail of the production, I was able to paint all the characters with my eyes closed.

20 Comments for 'some old stuff'

    February 5, 2007 | 1:07 pm

    WOW, these are fantastic! You’ve got some amazing work here, thanks for sharing.

    February 5, 2007 | 2:11 pm

    great to see these again Dice. these are beautiful.

    …the memories of working on that sequence….oh boy. feels like yesterday but also feels like so long ago.

    February 5, 2007 | 5:43 pm

    Absolutely phanomenal!!! Damn~

    Love them Dice! Can’t wait for the second helping of “out of picture”!

    February 5, 2007 | 5:46 pm

    these are really impressive.

    February 5, 2007 | 9:40 pm

    you do this many color keys for one sequence??

    February 5, 2007 | 10:18 pm

    ryan—wow, your website looks great. thanks for visiting!!

    JC— yeah man. Sweet and bitter time of Robots, huh? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Shelly—-thank you Shelly. Your latest painting looks amazing by the way.

    Ian—–thanks boss!!

    Samantha—no, we usually do about 12-16 keys per sequence. This was an exception because the sequence has so many beat changes and also long. It had a tough lighting set up so we really needed more careful art direction.

    February 5, 2007 | 11:10 pm

    wow, amazing color keys Dice! truly inspiring!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    February 6, 2007 | 1:54 am

    Oldies but definately goodies. Thank you for sharing these.

    February 6, 2007 | 10:34 am

    makes me feel like im wasting my time haha. YOu know , you have a really good grasp on light and form . these look great.

    February 6, 2007 | 12:22 pm

    what a treat! well done, dice!

    February 6, 2007 | 2:00 pm


    February 6, 2007 | 4:45 pm

    The best was always sneaking over to see keys and sculpts.

    February 6, 2007 | 11:07 pm

    Keep on hammering my ego into the ground, Dice!
    This work is of the highest order.

    February 7, 2007 | 1:09 pm

    Very spectacular ! The audience certainly can’t aware the very long process required to get so high artistic quality . thank to your blog, you feed curiosity
    and teaches what is done backstage, that’s very interesting. I’m not only impressed by the aesthetic result but by the self-sacrifice needed to be able working so long on the same movie. It’s a monk work ! bravo . Bluesky studios should print the whole sequences so we could read it as a new comic form ๐Ÿ˜‰

    February 7, 2007 | 10:34 pm

    Fantastic work man, truly amazing!

    February 8, 2007 | 7:07 pm

    These are beautiful. The lighters must have really appreciated having these as reference.

    February 8, 2007 | 7:35 pm

    These colour keys are just stunning. Congratulations on everything, Daisuke, your work is amazing and always inspiring. Thank you very much for sharing it.

    February 9, 2007 | 11:44 pm

    thank you everyone!! I never thought the old “work stuff” would be too interesting, but i guess some of you find it fun to look at. I have a whole bunch. I might show the others in the future then!

    February 10, 2007 | 3:09 am

    Thanks so much for this website and blog. I appreciate the time you took to get so much great artwork up. Definitely one of my favorites! I also appreciate your ‘workshop’ tab very much! I’m not a painter myself, but I’m feeling very inspired.

    This work you’ve posted is stunning! I look forward to future posts ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks again,

    February 10, 2007 | 4:19 pm

    Amazing sense of light and colour ๐Ÿ™‚ Iยดm pretty speechless right now :>

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