Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The soul of drawing

Photos by Heather Dresbach

Back from another great CTN animation expo.  The presentation Alex Woo and I gave seemed to go over very well- we had an enthusiastic reception and I was pleased that several folk approached us afterwards to tell us it had inspired them.  Apologies to our marvellous model Daniella who I turned into a hippo!
Crookie, Mo-ris, the Grillos and Jonez by Jamie Bolio

I caught a couple of great seminars- Andreas Deja did a live version of his Deja View blog with musical accompaniment by Richard Sherman! The mighty Oscar Grillo made an impressive presentation of his animation career and an inspirational slideshow of his personal work and artistic influences.

I promised to post some photos from Alex's Gesture class at Pixar so here they are.

Terry Song, Manny Hernandez and John Nevarez pitch their gesture story sequences

Diagrams by Alex Woo

 Holger Liehe

 Matt Jones

 Terry Song
 Terry Song


 Terry Song



14 comments:

Quentin Lebegue said...

All those drawings are awesome !

chromasketch said...

the secret of gesture soul drawing is out!! :D Are they going to repost your presentation at CTN like they did for the previous years?

Matt J said...

Alas no, it wasn't recorded, but someone promised to send me photos of the event.

Vela Noble said...

Wow, these are all such fantastic drawings, very inspiring. Thank you for sharing. :D

Domee said...

ah, so that's why you were taking pictures that day haha...

Jamie Iles said...

Wow, thats awesome.

Matt J said...

Thanks Jamie.
Domee-now you know! Hope you don't mind me posting yours?

chromasketch said...

Did you guys pass out a handout to the class? what are those notes on the horse there? did everyone get a copy?

Geeo said...

Great drawings! Matt are you going to be teaching a class outside of Pixar? Alex's class was great, it would be cool to see you teach one where you instruct environment observational drawings. I really like the sketches you post of buildings and streets etc. Great stuff man!

Matt J said...

Chromasketch-Alex makes handouts for us base on the priinciples he teaches in his Schoolism class. He showed some of them at CTN-X last weekend.

Geeo- great idea! I'll have to gauge interest-perhaps a day long sketchcrawl in SF where I demonstrate my approach to drawing settings and give advice on the sketches of say a group of 10?

Geoff Wheeler said...

sweet drawings, thanks for posting!

Oscar Grillo said...

Great work, Jonzie!...If I had seem the portrait you drew of me before I would have stolen it!

Jampix said...

Really nice stuff Matt, I'm glad to see you're doing so well and having a ball doing so :)

Matt J said...

Thanks fellas!