Tuesday, February 14, 2012


Anyone instagraming?
I've been posting pictures there once in a while but what I really like doing is seeing everyone elses pictures! So tell me what your instagram handle is so I can check whatchyou got! The pic above is an outtake from a photo shoot my wife was directing- thats her goofing around and, well, directing. I love the color of the balloons.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Art of Pixar: 25 Years of Color Scripts

Egads, another PIXAR book. This one though is perhaps my favorite so far. The first half collects ALL of the Colorscripts to the current film, Toy Story 3. The next section is ALL of the Colorscripts for the shorts- even Enrico's Oscar Nominated film La Luna made it in! The last half of the book is made up of a lot of never before seen Visual Development art form the entire collection of PIXAR films all the way up to Cars 2. This book has a little bit of everything, light on character stuff, so if that's really your thing, you might wanna take a flip through before buying, but still I dont think you will be disappointed at all. It's an absolutely amazing collection of art from the PIXAR gang. Pretty thick at 310 pages and only $30 bucks on Amazon. Honestly, you cant go wrong with this one.
I have to give a special hats off to friend, hero, and now father, Daisuke Tsutsumi, who's Colorscripts and Visual Dev work shine particularly brightly in this volume. Well done. So proud of that guy.

The Art of PIXAR; The complete Colorscripts and Select Art from 25 Years of Animation
Amid Amidi
Chronicle Books (November 2, 2011)
320 Pages HC
ISBN-10: 0811879631
ISBN-13: 978-0811879637

Available for $30 on Amazon

Friday, February 10, 2012

GE Project

I think its probably safe to show this little project I did last fall for a GE Health animated marketing brochure. Thats right, brochures and marketing materials are being shown on tablets with embedded videos and additional information for.. for maketing! I was only responsible for the illustration and animation side of this 10 day project and the other team was to insert all that additional sales stuff but I have a feeling they ended up going in an alternate direction in the end. Anyways- maybe a slightly different look then what Im used to doing but it was a great chance to familiarize myself with animating simple loops and building a mini site in HTML5.
Here is a link to the actual animated semi-interactive site