Welcome to the 7th sketches entry. Today we have sketches from Bruce Alcock, Nathaniel Akin, Michael Mann and Justin Longoz. Enjoy them because it’s one of the few things in life that’s that simple: Read more
Archive for March 2010
CONGRATULATIONS YOU GUYS! POWER COUPLE OF THE YEAR!
Animation in a field driven by deadlines: Everything has a due date, from bidding through rough sketch work to final delivery. As much as I curse this structure I know that without it, every project would be lost in a never ending spiral of revisions, second guesses, and self criticism. Nothing is ever really “done” unless it has to be. A wise artist once told me that he was like an oven: If you left something in his hands for too long, it would eventually get burnt and end up tasting like shit.
Enter the art opening. Same idea, different medium.
I recently finished some sculptures for a couple of shows at Soho Billiards in Vancouver. My buddy Arin Sieber has been putting up group collections there every few months, so she’s been a good motivator for me to bang out some new work.
I work in polymer clay and acrylics. Click the images to enlarge them.
“Dogs” 20″ x 12″
“Backsmith” 12″ x 12″
Recently, Chris Mckinlay (the other half of 1998) moved into a soon-to-be-destroyed house on Knight Street. He and his roommate James have fixed the place up quite nicely since they moved in, but you should have seen the place when they first got it. This should give you some perspective: I believe the only rule that his landlord gave them was, “No growing or selling drugs. Other than that, I don’t care what you do”. So Chris took that very seriously and we went to town thinking of some fun things we could do in his house. The first idea we had was to paint all over the walls. We thought it’d be fun to do a big mural in his kitchen. So I designed a mural idea (giant blades of grass and their root systems) and Chris and I just kind of went for it. I drew on the wall in pencil and then we painted it. We also thought it’d be fun if we did a time-lapse of us making the mural. Over the course of 4 days we planned and executed the project for your viewing pleasure:
Stick around to see what else we do to Chris’ house in the near future.
1998creative was recently interviewed for the studio spotlight on vancouveranimation.ca! They talked to them about the 10 commandments shorts and the future. Click on the link above to read the interview. Congrats you guys!