More Bolhem goodness for you

Posted by on May 23, 2006 in Blog, inspiration, just drawings | 6 comments

Amazing work … he gets so much character out of people around him. The first one Bolhem did at SketchCrawl last month, he was telling me how he thought interesting how just making the shape of her feet dark and prominent sells almost automatically her pose and attitude. The other three are from his Paris’ metro sketchbooks, crazy good....

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Wow! Amazing …

Posted by on May 3, 2006 in Blog, inspiration | 5 comments

You have to see this to believe it. An autistic artist with a camera-like visual memory, three straight days of drawing … a perfect rendition of Rome …...

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You’re in for such a treat!

Posted by on Apr 6, 2006 in Blog, inspiration, just drawings | 9 comments

I am very honored to present to you the work of another amazing friend and colleague of mine: Bolhem Bouchiba. Bolhem is an experienced and crazy talented animator who’s worked in Paris on such projects as Tarzan and the awesome Disney short Lorenzo. His drawings are simply amazing, I can guarantee you will be inspired! He just handed me a stack of sketchbooks yesterday. They are mostly filled with characters sketches from Paris subways. Here is a first taste of...

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Sketches by Tom Gately

Posted by on Mar 14, 2006 in Blog, inspiration, just drawings, thoughts | 11 comments

I am very honored to have Tom’s work grace the SketchCrawl blog’s page. Not only he’s a legend in the animation industry he also teaches the gesture drawings classes, which I am addicted to, here at Pixar. His drawings are a huge inspiration to me and hope they will be to you too, they simply make you want to draw! So grab paper and pencil! Thanks for sharing Tom! e “Just a random assortment of recent drawings…I did most of these at night...

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Taking notes

Posted by on Mar 13, 2006 in Blog, inspiration, thoughts | 1 comment

“Taking notes like sketching, sharpens the mind, hones it in into a more sensitive and receptive instrument, more ready when needed than one that is allowed to “flow with the tide”. It can be the difference between being a a reactor or an actor. The reactor drifts along awaiting opportunities from others before making a move. The actor checks his notes and comes up with a positive move of his own. Most, if not all, artists, composers, authors,...

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Andrea Spada

Posted by on Mar 6, 2006 in Blog, inspiration | 4 comments

Another talented compatriote’s beautiful sketches … be sure to check his inspiring...

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Frank’s drawings

Posted by on Feb 23, 2006 in Blog, inspiration, just drawings | 3 comments

Great inspiring sketches from Frank Stockton. Many more here and on his site. Many more here and on his site.

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Another contributor: Claudio Acciari

Posted by on Feb 15, 2006 in Blog, inspiration, just drawings | 8 comments

Well, let me introduce you to one of the upcoming amazing contributors to the new SketchCrawl blog : Claudio Acciari. Italian compatriote, uber talented painter, Ufo Robot Grandizer maniac, Claudio does computer generated pieces (often with Oekaki boards) that push the limits of the medium … he can paint with pixels … really wonderful pieces with daring, unusual and inspiring colors and palettes. I am really happy he agreed to help us make this place great...

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some gestures …

Posted by on Feb 15, 2006 in Blog, inspiration, just drawings | 4 comments

Here’s one of my gestures from today’s session: and one from Bolhem Bouchiba, a crazy talented top animator here at Pixar. He worked in Disney Paris a few years back on projects like Tarzan and the awesome short Lorenzo. Bolhem is going to be one of the contributors to this blog! Some great stuff is in store for us … 😀 And I’ll leave you with an excerpt from Walt’s gesture drawings notes: ” … our goal is to draw not bones and...

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