Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Digital Painting

Yay! This is the first digital painting I've done in Corel Painter that I've really liked! I just bought the program recently, dreaming that I might be able to make cool digital paintings like Tim McBurnie and his ilk. Well, this is the first thing I've done in painter that starts to move in that direction. Still have lots to learn about using colour and lighting and character design... among other stuff.

Anyway, feel free to comment tell me what you think. I'd love any feedback.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Ratatouille is Amazing!

I just saw Pixar's new movie "Ratatouille" and loved it loved it loved it! Aside from being a great story about knowing and honouring your self and your gifts, it's an amazingly well told story and, if your an illustration geek like me, the character designs, set designs, prop designs, and animation simply blew me away.

You know what I love about Pixar? They are a huge business that create real soulful meaningful art... consistently. Every movie they've ever made has been in the range of really good to truely amazingly wonderfully incredible... in my humble opinion.

So I came home and really wanted to doodle rats inspired by the characters of Ratatouille, and these are what I came up with. Think I could get a job with Pixar? ;-)