getting ready for a big move

Posted on Sunday 13 May 2007

I know I know… it’s been a wihle since I updated my blog… We have this massive overtime at Blue Sky. Things are really picking up. And with the deadline for OOP 2 approaching, I have been really busy. But all in all, the biggest challenge right now is that I have to prepare for my big move.

Yes, I am leaving my favorite city NY, my beloved Blue Sky…. I am moving to SF to work for Pixar in June.

It was a tough decision since I had such an amazing 7 year run at Blue Sky and also loved NYC to death. But right now my family needs me closer and going back to West Coast was the most logical choice for me. And of course, I am very excited to work for Pixar and learn everything I can from the most successful animation studio Today.

this is a painting I was working on in the past few weekends. I was so exausted from work and oop, I had to do this silly oil painting just to relax. It is based on a quick digital sketch I did for BSS challenge. It is fairly large for my standard.(20 x 20) I only had my snapshot camera so I’ll post a better pic later. Also, I did a step by step pic of this paitning so I”ll post my complete oil painting process on my workshop section soon!

28 Comments for 'getting ready for a big move'

    May 13, 2007 | 2:15 pm

    That’s what I call A BIG news ! congrats again Master Dice. You will be closer to your parent and closer to your dreams !

    May 13, 2007 | 2:29 pm

    !! omedeto gozaimasu !!

    May 13, 2007 | 6:13 pm

    Congrats on working for Pixar. It’s a shame you’re leaving NY, but you have to do what you have to do. Great painting by the way. Hope to see you at MOCCA this year.

    May 13, 2007 | 9:24 pm

    hey dice, congrats on the the pixar job man, we’ll miss you at the old sketchcrawls. Good luck with it all

    May 14, 2007 | 7:13 am

    Hey Dice, good luck with the move and congratulations on the job at Pixar!
    Really cool painting too, I look forward to seeing the step-by-step 🙂

    May 14, 2007 | 8:04 pm

    That’s a disgrace to bluesky, the city of New York, and the guys from OOP. Joking. Good luck in Pixar and family. I’d say we’d need three color guys to replace you, but in the end you are irreplaceable. I guess you are keeping the Pixar tradition by keeping my movie. haha. You can have it by the way. My gift to you.

    May 15, 2007 | 10:23 am

    Hey Dice, big congrats on the job and welcome back to Cali. Also looking forward to that painting workshop too. Ttyl.

    roland mechael
    May 15, 2007 | 4:47 pm

    congrats Master Dice! this is a great painting too! sometimes I can’t really tell if your work is oil or digital. you’ve master both techniques really well!

    best wishes on your move to PIXAR!

    May 17, 2007 | 9:30 am

    truly funny served by the amazing skills of yours

    May 18, 2007 | 2:52 pm

    Amaizing idea!:o)

    May 19, 2007 | 1:36 am

    I guess you must be tired of all the congratulations by now, but congrats again! that is awesome news. Man you are a busy bee. By the by, i love the painting as well, me being such a huge batman fan and not liking superman as much. It’s cool to see the dark night being the behind the man of steel. Congrats again!

    May 19, 2007 | 10:37 am

    NYC will miss you! it must be a huge loss for Blue Sky…

    I love the painting. Is it done in water base oil?

    May 19, 2007 | 11:06 am

    wow! You are coming to SF! That’s awesome!

    May 20, 2007 | 5:16 pm

    Félicitations, Daisuke-san !
    I guess the choice was hard, yeah. But seems like a good new anyway. The painting is gorgeous, I like it so much. I wish you the best for the future.

    May 20, 2007 | 9:00 pm

    Wow this is great news!!! Now I’ll have a place to stay when I visit SF. HAHA=) Your a work horse buddy I think your gonna do great. Regards to your family.

    May 21, 2007 | 10:17 am

    Congrats on the new job! I really like the painting too..

    Fantastic fantastic!

    All the best!


    May 22, 2007 | 4:53 pm

    Sure is big news, Dice! I’m pretty sure BlueSky will miss you a WHOLE lot. That’s a great, fun painting too. Nice clean colour! Anyway, all the best at Pixar!

    May 22, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    thank you so much for you kind words guys!
    I definitely need lots of luck to survive at the new place. And for sure I can use your support for my dad.

    thanks a lot. But I’ll be far from you guys! I’ll still come to Paris to see your baby though!


    thanks man! unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend Mocca this year. Shoot… u coming to Comicon?

    thank you. I even missed the benefit sketchcrawl… I was so mad.. but I had to get ready for the move..

    thanks a lot. I’ll get the step by step by the end of the week

    I’ll somehow drag your mad talent to West in the future. Til then… get back to your colorkey! 🙂

    thanks alot. it feels strange to be back to Cali!

    thanks man

    hey, I wanted to talk to you. we saw your portfolio. let’s talk soon.


    May 22, 2007 | 10:07 pm



    heh heh, I’m glad you are a batman fan!

    yes, I”ll miss NY too!

    thank you

    Mech Bouque!
    yes it was hard but I’m sure I’ll learn lots of new things at Pixar. Hope I can come visit Paris again this yr!

    thanks man! yeah, come visit!

    thanks a lot

    May 23, 2007 | 10:37 am

    Wahhh! Bravo Daisuke!!! I think it’ s Mr Incredible under the Batman suit!
    Can’ t wait to see what you’ll do at Pixar…

    May 24, 2007 | 4:31 am

    Congrats! Can’ t wait to see what Awesome stuff you’ll do for Pixar.

    May 24, 2007 | 6:04 pm

    woo hoo!

    May 25, 2007 | 2:34 am

    Yeah man! I will be at SDCC for the first time this year! LOL I will send good energy to you for everything you need help with.

    May 26, 2007 | 7:48 pm

    my favorite so far! I love this quirky fun youre’ having with the design and content. I cant wait to see you back here in the west coast…pixar is lucky to have you! we’ll talk soon!

    June 8, 2007 | 3:05 pm

    Man I really love your artwork!
    Each time I see them I find my jaw on the floor! Keep it up mate!

    June 9, 2007 | 7:10 am

    Congrats, Dice! Sho Murase told me about that move some weeks ago, it´s amazing!
    In case someone else haven´t told you, trying to reach your site through Google, I have been warned of malware (badware) if I enter. Hope it´s nothing wrong…

    June 13, 2007 | 2:12 pm

    WIlliam!—how are you? Are you still in England? When are you coming to visit BLue Sky?

    Rade—thank you! We’ll see how I do at Pixar. I have whole new stuff to learn

    Bagel–we are gonna have to start painting again!

    Dragon—great. see you at san diego1

    JC—thanks man. Hope you come visit me in SF soon

    Goro—thanks a lot. I’ll try my best my friend!

    Enrique— you know Sho? I had no idea you participated that auction at Maverix last month. I would have done anything to get your beautiful drawing. That was my favorite in the show.

    and yes, I was informed about the malware thingy….and it is fixed completely!! Thanks for pointing it out.  But man, I don’t know how I got that thing..

    June 26, 2007 | 8:55 am

    Hey Dice, congratulations on the big move. Pixar and the Bay Area are lucky to have you. Send me an email when you get settled, I’d love to have lunch and catch up. Take care.

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