Beauty is an intangible thing; can not be fixed on the surface, and the wear and tear of old age on the body cannot defeat it.


-- Robert Henri


Personal Short Film Project

Posted on Saturday 16 February 2013

Hello everyone

There is this personal film project I’ve been doing with Robert Kondo. The indy production will start in a month or so and we will need to raise some fund to pay for some of the production cost.

We have been doing a lot of exploratory sketches for this film and we will be selling these drawing starting next week. This may not raise tons of money but it is one of our ways to help pursue our passion.

We will let you all know what it is all about pretty soon. But in the meantime, here are some of the sketches that will be up for grabs in coming weeks.

First group of drawings went out for sale here this week and more to come.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/simplestroke555/m.html?_nkw&_armrs=1&_from&_ipg=25&_trksid=p3686

As we did started our humble auction, it was a nice surprise to find an article on our effort on Cartoon Brew.

http://www.cartoonbrew.com/ideas-commentary/pixar-artists-are-raising-money-for-a-short-and-theyre-not-using-kickstarter-77907.html

 

dice @ 8:19 am
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Happy 2013!

Posted on Tuesday 1 January 2013

Happy New Year Everyone!
I’d like to take this moment to thank everyone who gave me such big support in the past year. 2012 was a huge learning year for me finishing my second production at Pixar, meeting so many inspiring people, and being a rookie parent.
2013 will have a whole new set of challenges that I have never done before.
I wish you all have the great year of the snake ahead!

by the way, this is a part of my new year card series I’ve been doing.

明けましておめでとうございます
2012年は私にとって「学びの年」でした。
今年はちょっと違った事にチャレンジしてみようと思っております。

今年度もよろしくお願いします

dice @ 8:11 pm
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Another Sketch from my Cambodia/Sri Lanka Trip

Posted on Saturday 29 December 2012

Just another random upload. Ronnie del Carmen and I are organizing our sketchbook pages from our Sketchtravel trip to Cambodia and Sri Lanka. Our sketches will be exhibited in Kyoto too.

This simple sketch is at Angkor Wat. Ronnie and I were sitting on top of different temples sketching each other. It wasn’t the touristy part of the complex so it was quite tranquil and meditative.

カンボジアのスケッチブックから。アンコールワットにて、相棒のローニーと違うお寺の上に座ってスケッチし合いました。この辺は人気スポットではないらしく、とっても静かで、時間を忘れてしまいました。異国でスケッチしながらボーっとしている時ほど幸せな瞬間はありません。

京都の漫画美術館でのスケッチトラベルの展示は、私たちのスケッチブックの一部も展示されます。

 

 

dice @ 12:30 am
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More from Toy Story 3 Early Work

Posted on Friday 28 December 2012

Here is another one I don’t think it’s been seen in “the art of” books.

I think this was done as one of the first assignments of my time at Pixar.
At the time, I was really nervous feeling that I had to prove myself coming from another studio.

dice @ 8:03 am
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Keeper’s Son—working title

Posted on Wednesday 26 December 2012

More stuff from one of the personal projects.
I’ve been working with Robert Kondo on a small(or maybe big for us) all year long this year.
It’ll have to hit production in 2013 and we will be pouring our love and passion into it.

ps. BTW, does anyone know a capable(and young and hungry!) 2D animator or two in the Bay Area?

Stay tuned!

dice @ 11:50 am
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