Saturday, July 28, 2007

Monday, July 23, 2007

Sneak Peek at portfolio

The Animation Hall at CalArts

All this summer, I have been working on the portfolio. Right now, I have 37 of the big drawings on newsprint, drawing, and watercolor paper. I still need to work hard on the sketchbook. Animals are quite tricky.

I have been neglecting my blog, so here are some of the sketches that might make it in.


Cowboy sketching (india ink)

Amoeba sketching

Ink drawing

Oooo-lala sketching

I'm still working on the guinea pig comic that might be called "Fight or Flight." It will be included in the portfolio as well.

Sunday, July 01, 2007


Black Angus!

Ratatouille is beautiful! Of course the animation is beautiful, but the story is wonderfully crafted. It brings a smile to your face. Remy's point of view is breathtaking. When this comes on dvd, a scene by scene analyzation might be necessary because the movement was flawless. I got a warm fuzzy feeling at the end of the movie. Brad Bird really raised the bar on this movie. Ratatouille may even be better than The Iron Giant.

From some of the Rotten Tomato reviews, the main complaints were they couldn't get over the rats in the kitchen concept and they thought it had too much dialogue. My goodness, the rats in the movie clean their hands! Brad Bird's dialogue is complex, but kids will treasure it when they are older. It wasn't sexual innuendo that they will soon discover, but ideas about labeling and pursuing your dream.

Go see the movie ^^

On another note, I was quite surprised whe I found out Camille did a song for the movie, which was an additional plus.

And yes, the movie reminded me a lot of my little guinea.

Now I have a hankering for some Ratatouille. Xiao Bao bring the eggplants and the zucchini!