Lead technical artist Julian Love is a nine-year Blizzard veteran. He’s been working on Diablo III almost as long as fans have been waiting for the game. We spoke to Love about the long-gestating project, Blizzard’s approach to making games and the role of the technical artist in development.
As I reflected in my previous blog, Japanese are true perfectionists, in all they do. Thus, when it comes to political correctness, over centuries, and elected isolation from the external world, they turned it into an art form, a nature, but at what cost? Bowing projects a wonderfully charming sense of politeness and respect, but it does not end on just one bow, it goes on, and on. It is very carefully and skillfully choreographed and, as such, not spontaneous.
Mondo, the collectible art boutique arm of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is excited to announce their first-ever print for a Studio Ghibli film, from living legend Hayao Miyazaki and his incomparable classic MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO.
"Are you insane?” "Have you lost your mind?" "Are you not afraid?" "Don't you realize this is the worse time to go there?" This is just a sampling of the polite examples of reactions and comments my plans for a trip to Japan had triggered. And yet, based on my own life’s journey, I understood early on that, sometimes the worse time could be the best, the most raw, sincere, revealing and insightful.
CTNX is for the young and hungry, boasting a crowd of current students and the recently graduated, who are looking at an angle into their beloved, but notoriously tough, contemporary animation industry. There’s no doubt the event will keep on drawing in professionals, studios, and students, but it remains to be seen whether it can live up to high expectations. Seeing young talent engage with their idols, and feeling their way into a field they are clearly passionate about, is where CTN truly shines.
Noted animation producer / director / technologist / multimedia guru / man of international mystery Christopher Panzner has launched a brand new bi-yearly digital magazine, LHOOQ (pronounced “Look”), a pluridisciplinary (pronounced “double-you tee eff”) look at mindstyle, lifestyle, arts, literature, anything, everything. The first issue includes a great piece spotlighting three well-known Canadian (pronounced “Kun-ay-dee-yan”) animation-type folks, none other than Mike Fallows, Chris Robinson and L. Elliot Taylor.
On Tuesday, November 15, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will offer one of the most impressive collections of animation art to be sold at auction in years.
On November 29th and 30th at the Atlantis Casino Resort in Reno, Nevada, Holabird and Kagin Americana will give collectors the opportunity to bid on a unique collection that shows the genesis of a career and man that has become a worldwide icon in the world of entertainment.
Both the award winning documentary !Women Art Revolution and the associated booklet should have pride of place in libraries that collect resources on American art history.
The children’s charity, Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Appeal, will hold an online animation art auction from November 1st – 10th to benefit the Bristol Children’s Hospital.
Learning 2D animation on your own is very doable. This first of a four part series on the tools of the trade looks at mark making in a digital world.
A compilation of essays on women in animation, Tricky Women: Women In Animation is a very welcome addition to current critical writing on the subject.
Recently, I had an opportunity to talk to Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi, whom many of you know as a driving force behind the Totoro Forest Project and most recently, the Sketchtravel charity art project. An accomplished artist who spends his days applying his formidable skills as an art director at Pixar Animation Studios, Dice gave me an inside look at the unprecedented Sketchtravel sketch book, a historic collection of sketches which is being auctioned off this coming October 17th.
I have been going to Comic-Con on and off since ’94 and I have seen the change. Up to a few years ago, the Con, as it is now know, was the celebration of the comic book artist and writer. It celebrated a genre that had sustained since the turn of the last century.
Chinese artist Li Songsong is showing new paintings at The Pace Gallery in New York until August 5, 2011
Special Guests: RISD Senior Animation Students 2011
Live, from the Rhode Island School of Design, graduating senior animation students take over the show and grill the very Alan Foreman and Joel Frenzer on their animation information. Topics: jobs in animation immediately after school, maintaining your own art practice while working in the studio, secrets of FFAF podcast production, beatboxing, general fears, and the rapture. Refereed by RISD Animation Professor All-Stars, Amy Kravitz and Bryan Papciak.
In March of 2010, Janimation, Inc. was chosen to re-design the international brand standard for Mexico City based, Grupo Bimbo. The iconic Bimbo Bear came to life at the Dallas based production house with the loving hands of Animation Director, Greg Punchatz at the helm of the Janimation team.
This multimedia exhibit includes character design drawings, animation keyframes & concept art, photos by Allen Ginsberg, storyboards, animatics, and images from Drooker’s graphic novel version of the poem.