Cold Summer of San Francisco!

Posted on Saturday 18 August 2007

It’s been over a few months since I made the big shift from East to West. My experience in SF has been nothing but pleasant. My new pad is getting comfy, my job has been a lot of fun, reconnecting with my old friends and meeting new people in the new city. My transition from NY to SF has been a lot smoother than I thought.
The only thing I would say I have hard time getting used to is the weather!

“the coldest winter was the summer in San Francisco” is pretty a quote, I believe, by Mark Twain. I’ve been turning my heat on every morning in the middle of the summer! I grew up in Tokyo and spent over ten years in NYC. The summer I’m used to is the sweaty hot summer.

Well……not that I want to be back to NY right now to swim through the humidity of melting manhattan streets!

my first painting in SF! (it was so cold towards the end of it. I need to bring gloves next time!)

25 Comments for 'Cold Summer of San Francisco!'

  1.  
    August 18, 2007 | 10:23 pm
     

    Glad you’ve settled in Dice, despite the weather :) That painting looks brilliant, really nice lighting!

  2.  
    August 19, 2007 | 12:09 am
     

    Dice, glad things are working out. I dig this painting. Is this your street?

  3.  
    August 19, 2007 | 12:31 am
     

    Hy Dice! I’ve been really excited to see a cityscape from you since you moved into SF. Such beautiful colors and I love the way you break down shapes in your work. The horizontal breaks of light are wonderful. Can’t wait to see more!

  4.  
    August 19, 2007 | 1:55 am
     

    Dice! Beautiful painting man, your understanding of color and light floors me dude.

  5.  
    August 19, 2007 | 2:30 am
     

    I can relate that, Dice. I had visit the two cities, NY and SF during my trip to SDCC… where I had the chance to meet you ! You’re a charm and I wish you the best in your new town.
    Cheers.
    Julien.

  6.  
    August 19, 2007 | 2:57 am
     

    Oh snap, new post from Dice! LOL Glad the transition is going smoothly and you’re enjoying working at Pixar. Gotta keep buttoned up for those cold summers man, haha. Excellent painting by the way.

  7.  
    August 19, 2007 | 7:18 pm
     

    Beautiful colors and mood!

  8.  
    August 20, 2007 | 3:34 pm
     

    In a way, I am happy to notice that we finally are not the only one to get the worst weather on the planet. August in Paris is just awful. It can’t stop raining…Your painting is beautiful, Dice, I am sure you could paint naked in a fridge and
    create a masterpiece anyway :-) Thank you for sharing such a vision. And it’s a very good training before adding your magic touch in the most wanted Sketchbook on earth ;-)

  9.  
    August 21, 2007 | 11:11 am
     

    Wow Dice, this is really nice. As has been said before in other post really nice work on the lighting. Is this early morning? I only notice such like really early dawn, you captured it perfectly. Congrats on the move. Glad to know that you are transitioning well. I know how nerve racking big moves can be. Can’t wait to see more from you.

  10.  
    Peter
    August 21, 2007 | 5:24 pm
     

    This is a good painting, but the values may be off by a little. A little chalky too. Na,This is a fabulous painting and you have one of the best values in the industry right now. Great usage of color. Finishing this painting must mean that you are done with oop2. grats man. It’s actually been in the 60′s here is NY.

  11.  
    ryan macdonald
    August 22, 2007 | 1:09 am
     

    good stuff!! hope to see more.

  12.  
    dice
    August 22, 2007 | 1:16 am
     

    –Andy
    thanks a lot!!

    –Rob
    thanks man! did you ever get your book back from Nash?

    –mike
    thanks man. let’s try to grab lunch soon!

    —Danny
    thanks dude! whatever happend to bsschallenge? I wanna see more of those!

    —Julian
    it was cool seeing you at Con. keep up the great work!

    –Dragon
    thanks man. I’ll keep you posted!
    —Alisa
    thanks Alisa. good luck with this weekend’s sketchcrawl! I’ll try to be at one in SF.

    —Gerald
    Merci! the book is at Erik Tiemen’s now. So once he’d done with his master piece, I”ll do my crappy one!

    —natalia
    thank you so much
    this is actually the late afternoon painting. that’s why it was getting cold! :)
    I”ll definitely do more. Stay tuned!!

    —Peter
    Get back to work Pete! I’ll call Angela to whip your a##. hehheh
    can’t wait to see your final comic.

    —ryan
    thanks and keep coming back to see the new post!

  13.  
    August 22, 2007 | 9:32 am
     

    Beautiful dice. It may be really cold over there right now, but looking at that painting makes me miss san francisco.

  14.  
    kellie
    August 24, 2007 | 3:44 pm
     

    GREAT capture of the city! The colors are so indicative of this pretty city. This painting makes me want to put a sweater on and paint in the freezing fog that is rolling in right now.

  15.  
    August 24, 2007 | 6:12 pm
     

    I agree with MacKenzie…I miss those hills. The balance of cool and warm blows my mind Dice. Viva Los Yakuza!

  16.  
    August 27, 2007 | 10:50 pm
     

    Beautiful work! I love how you push for those blues in the shadows. It’s like a caricature of the light.

  17.  
    August 30, 2007 | 6:55 pm
     

    hey Dice! Nice work..as always. I was glad to read that your move went well. We miss you here, but I look forward to seeing you on the west coast one day.

    Cheers

    Alex

  18.  
    August 31, 2007 | 1:29 am
     

    Geez Luiz man…. simply beautiful.

  19.  
    September 2, 2007 | 11:57 pm
     

    Amazing! Such economy of paint.

  20.  
    IRene
    September 7, 2007 | 5:00 am
     

    love it…^^nice painting
    I don’t like to cold either…..that’s way I live in south bay…..haha

  21.  
    J
    September 10, 2007 | 6:14 pm
     

    Beautiful painting Dice. So awesome.

  22.  
    Anonymous
    September 11, 2007 | 5:00 pm
     

    Its nice to see a painting from you again. You captured the colors brilliantly. Would love to see more WIP of your paintings (like of your super man/batman painting or any of them really).

    Always Inspiring!

  23.  
    jc
    September 12, 2007 | 9:42 pm
     

    awesome painting Dice. your colors, even in your plein air studies are taking off to new realms. thanks again for sharing, and your support.

  24.  
    September 13, 2007 | 9:49 pm
     

    Oh! nice atmosphere!! You’re very efficient with your brush strokes!

  25.  
    September 24, 2007 | 12:31 am
     

    I”m sorry I haven’t been good with keeping up with all your nice comments.
    but here we go!

    –Bob
    thanks man. I hope you and your wife will someday make your way back to SF. It’d be my dream to work together again.

    –Kellie
    Thanks a lot. yeah, join us on the weekend before you flee to NY!

    –Marco
    THanks a lot. Your latest african model painting looks amazing!

    –Alex
    it’s so nice to see you here. and you got your own blog too! whoo hoo!
    You should do a painting of Cooper and post it please!!

    –Mike
    How’s your time at blue sky going? I hear you are doing real well! I wish I had a chance to steel some of your skillzzzzz

    –Victoria
    Wow, I hadn’t seen your work since you posted a comment here. your work is beautiful! I don’t know how Art Center is always producing fantastic students. Keep it up!

    –Irene
    Once again, congrats on your job! Can’t wait to see more of what you’d do!

    –James
    Thanks man! I need your help some time in story though! Im’ taking Mark Andrew’s storyboarding class. Man, it’s haaaarrrrdd!

    —Anonymous
    good to hear from you. Yeah, the batman painting demo is coming. I have it all saved in the files; Just give me a few weeks ok?(in a tone of Nash’s voice)

    –JC
    We miss you here in the States.
    I can’t wait to come visit you in VC.

    –Plouffe
    good to hear from you. What are you up to these days? email me sometimes.

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