Friday, April 27, 2007

Riviera Sketchbook

Pour Stephane, félicitations et bonne chance pour le meilleur semaine de ta vie!

The famous Negresco hotel in Nice is the grandest hotel on the Cote d'Azur. Infamously in 1927 dancer & party animal Isadora Duncan died just outside when her scarf caught in the wheel of her sports car strangling her to death!

Nice has a magnificent Russian Cathedral, the largest of its kind outside Russia.

Les passant de Nice.

Rooftops in the Old Town

Airport people.

Another alley in the Old Town.

A different view of parc Albert 1er towards the Promenade with the Med in the background.

Thi is the first drawing I made when I got to Nice. The central parc Albert 1er is shaded by beautiful twisted trees & palms.

Rue Centrale in the Old Town, Nice. I swapped this drawing for a pair of new sunglasses!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Antoine Antin. . .

. . . so good they named him twice (almost)! My colleague likes 2-D animation, strawberry milk-shakes & sleeping. But most of all he likes to draw the cute girls on the beach!
Check out his great sketches at his site & don't miss his superb animation line-tests.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

A day in the life. . .

A typical day during the making of an animated film on the Cote d'Azur. These images won't be appearing on any DVD 'making of' documentaries!

Here is Mr Bibo bergeron, director of 'UN MONSTER A PARIS'. A snappy dresser but look at the state of his desk!

This is Antoine, he is big but his drawings are tiny. His desk is tidy.

Here's Sei. When she's not running around the studio she sometimes sits at her desk to work.

Antoine works so hard he actually fell asleep during one of his own pitches!

The lift smells of poo.

Lunch on the beach. Alex is amused at Sei trying to hide a burp.

After lunch Bibo & Pascal pose for a photo-session for Rolling Stone magazine.

Can anyone identify Antoine in this photo?

In the evening we retire to the nearest brasserie for a board meeting. Pascal is chairman of the board.

Onto Paddy's Bar in the Old Town. My special spectral imaging camera reveals Habib & Alex each have TWO heads!

We round off the evening with a spot of 10 pin bowling.

Then it's back to Pascal's for early morning poker. Is that Antoine's poker face or is he sleeping again?

Friday, April 13, 2007

Talking Heads

When I first came down to Nice back in October the studio wasn't quite ready so I worked at home on thumbnail boards. To warm up in the morning I'd draw from the TV. CNN is a great source of interesting faces & head shapes.

Sunday, April 01, 2007