Friday, May 19, 2006

El Pacifico - "The Last Stand!"

Check out my latest posting on El Pacifico. His Holiness' ship is down to two guards and are about to make their last stand though overwhelmingly outnumbered. Then comes Dinga Man doing an Errol Flyn and finishes the job. Our pirates hoist the "Dinga" version of the Jolly Roger. I am preparing the stage now for our gang to sail. The page was completely done digitally in Photoshop.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Grand Canyon Trip

My family with some friends took a trip at the southern rim of the Grand canyon in Arizona late last week and here's a couple of photos I took from that "grand" experience. Because of the epic size and scale of the place (fig. 1) the background always looks like a flat painted billboard on a lot of my photos (fig. 2 & 3). The whole place was such an awesome sight to see.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Praying Lilo

Seldom we see prayer being shown especially in animation. Well here's a favorite shot. It was a very quick drawing for a camera test. There's a big pull back starting very tight on Lilo then revealing the open door of the room with Nani listening just right outside. Lilo was praying for an angel then the next shot we cut to Stitch coming out of the big crater. The size of the sketch for the test fits on an 8.5x11 paper but the original layout ended up a 16 fld set up. Note the date at the bottom. That's already seven years ago... can still remember that day vidly.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Lilo's Bed Design

Being assigned to do the bed design for Lilo & Stitch, rather than going on a field trip to Hawaii, I ended up driving myself to a Rooms To Go Kids along Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando. I went straight to the bedroom showroom and started sketching. The idea of a messy bed full of stuff came from our Production Designer Paul Felix. The bed reflects Lilo's personality of being playful and different. Here are my five bed design sketches Bed 2 was the one approved.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Workbook Series #1: Mulan Prologue

Though it's the prologue for the movie, Mulans first sequence where the Huns attacked the Great Wall was actually one of the last sequences to be done in workbook. There were two versions and I had the privilege on doing both. It was the second one that ended up on the big screen. Our production designer Hans Bacher wasn't so happy on this decision and in a way I agree with him. But the product turned out really well on the screen and probably one of my favorite start in an animated movie. Here is the version that made it to theatrical release and the first installment in my blog's new workbook series.