Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sketchbooks of French Masters

This gallery has posted six sketchbooks ranging from Ingras to Degas. It's really nice to be able to see how these masters sketched and worked out their ideas. I love the rough lines and being able to see how they constructed their pieces -- warts and all.

here's the link:
The Essence of Line - French Drawing from Ingras to Degas

here are a few samples:

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Gesture Drawing for Animation by Walter Stanchfield

A few days ago I stumbled across a .pdf of Walter Stanchfield's gesture drawing for animation notes that had been edited and compiled by Leo Brodie. This doc is filled will all kinds of wisdom (214 pages of awesomeness!!)

Download the PDF here: Gesture Drawing for Animation

Here are a few pages from the notes:

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Interview with Ed Catmull

In this interview Ed Catmull talks a bit about the creative process at Pixar. He also touches on how the open door policy of communication has benefited the studio.

interview via - Harvard Business School

Friday, October 10, 2008

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Hollywood could get a cut of the bailout

I thought this was an interesting article about the bailout situation and how it effects Hollywood.

Here's the link:
Hollywood gets cut of bailout