“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Aw...I feel terrible, my poor little blog. I haven't updated you in a week! I'll try to do better this week. So these aren't new images - I'm posting 'em because I feel awfuly guilty for not making more of an effort in posting daily. True, I'm busy with actual work, but still - 90 minutes isn't that much time and I should have tried harder. So like a parent who neglects his child and tries to make up for it by buying them candy, you guys get junk food! Yay!
Anyway, from time to time people are kind enough to ask me to help them develop properties that are in...um...development for new animated shows. Some get made, some (if not most) don't, and end up as my portfolio fillers. Or more often than not, they have me take a pass, realize I'm totally the wrong guy to do development for happy/saccharine kid's shows and have some other ultra-talented artist take a pass at my drawings. But the silver lining is I get to know some amazing people from different companies and establish relationships with them. Can't beat that with a stick.
Okay, the first few are from development for a cartoon based on the 'The Lost Boys' movie. Yeah...*that* The Lost Boys movie. Updated of course, though I don't know why since the original is such a masculine Joel Schumacher opus, but it wasn't my call. I watched that movie for inspiration when I was making a go at this stuff. What was my favorite part, you ask? Well, I'll tell you: beach party scene in Act 1, saxophone player wearing leather and studs, lion-mane hair. Mmmmm....crap-tastic. These two are Michael (played in the movie by Jason Patric) and David (played by '24' star Kiefer Sutherland).
The last two are from when they were trying to do with something with Transformers. And yeah...*that* Transformers. These are my pass at Bumblebee. They didn't use them. Cool.
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