Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Here is everyone's favorite web-crawler Spider-Man as drawn by my nephew Anthony Guttierrez ( Age 7 ).
My wife and I headed down to Texas for the holiday weekend, and my nephew and I sketched a few pics and I tell you being an animator/making video games has to rank right up there with Race-Car Driver, Fireman and being Chuck E. Cheese as one of the coolest occupations for telling kids. Once I told him what I did, he immediately grabbed a stack of paper and color pencils and we just got to drawing. He brought out his Spider-Man coloring book and started copying various pages with the above being the drawing he was most proud of ( I'm sure Stan Lee would be as well ).
He then asked if I had any superhero drawings, and I showed him some of the pics up here and he then asked if I could put his pic up..He also requested if anyone would like to buy his artwork, he could sell it to you for 50 cents..
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Starting getting some pics back from the Disney Cruise, so I figured I'd post a few here and there. This one is of course a statue of Ariel from " The Little Mermaid ".
This one statue was in the main hall outside one of the restuarants we ate ate called " Tritons ". They had an amazing mosaic which had all the various characters, and they also had the old phalic-shaped castle in the background..You can change a box for a videocassette, but just try to just rapidly change a mosaic that a bunch of artisans created in Milan Italy, from thousands of tiny tiles....The penis stays in the picture!
I always liked the character of Ariel, and it's probably do to the fact that she was partially inspired by the likeness of this gal right HERE
I'm Serious. Just ask Glen Keane
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Been seeing some animator peeps throwing up pics of their workspaces..My fellow co-worker Newsquirt posted his awhile back..I had a roll of film to kill, so I decided to share the place where I make other people's dreams, a reality :)
As you can see I have quite a bit o' crap ( and this isn't all of it ) and it's taken 5 years to get this to maximum clut-age. Almost every artist and programmer has shifted offices, usually as we get new projects. I, through luck have had every team I've worked on be in my area of the building.
So to take you on a brief tour I numbered the pic and here we go:
1. Three different " degrees " which run from my bachelors in Animation from Harvard, to my Doctorate Of Animation from M.I.T , whish was signed by the Dean Of Arts Dr. Yougatta B. Kidding
2. The ol' art table, for those occasions where I take a break from the 3D realm, I have the usual assortment of animator/geek crap which adorn it's facade..Such as a broken Pinky & The Brain lamp, Mr. Incredible and Batman action figures, and a snowglobe with Red Hot riding Hood in it.
3. Gotta have toys, that range from high end Macfarlane toys to low-end Happy Meal swag..Also managed to win the WW European Title from back in my luche libre wrasslin' days
4. Wall O' Random..On here is a bulletin board with pics of hot chicks, characitures , pics of family and it's all topped off by the flag of the motherland..New Jersey
Well, there it is..If I ever move to a cubicle it'll be hell to move..Plus I can't fit it all in there, my office already looks like " Sanford and Son ".
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Ah it's been awhile and I've finally gotten over my Caribbean hangover..I tell you being drunk and on a Disney cruise is an odd thing, and yet highly recommended.
Thought I'd get to posting again, so I startred off with a sketch of Superman villian " Bizzaro"...he actually looks like he's had a couple of cocktails. It was fun to get back to the sketching.
In Superman related stuff, the official " Superman Returns " movie site is up, and you can check it out HERE
Take it easy amigos, and I'll post some island pics when I get em' developed.. ( yup I'm old school..i still use a Kodak Disc camera )