Monday, November 21, 2011

CTN Expo - It's a wrap

The third day for me started out with a presentation about gesture drawing, the pixar way. This was a really interesting talk and I can't wait to try some things they talked about in the figure drawing I'm attending back home.

I got to meet with some great people; J Scot Campbell, Sean 'Cheeks' Galloway, Sergio Paez, Pascal Campion, Fergal Reilly, Yvette Kaplan, Dominick Domingo, Bill Plympton, Piet Kroon and Andreas Deja.

CTN has been an incredible experience for me and I'm definitely will be coming back next year.

CTN, you're awesome!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

CTN Expo - Day 2

The second day for me was about inspiration.

I got to meet some inspiring people; Bobby Chiu, Ryan Green, Regis Loisel, Tina Price, Kei Cedera & Cristophe Lautrette to name a few.

The Lion King Panel was a really fun talk with 9 of the creators, packed with lots of great and funny anecdotes about the production of the film.

Highlight of the day for me, was a talk by Don Bluth and Gary Goldman which started with the phrase: "Seeing is Believing".

That's a short impression of my second day, on to the 3rd and final day of the CTN Animation Expo.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

CTN Expo - Day 1

My first day at the CTN Expo in one word: Awesome. I met with so many great people, Louie del Carmen, Kent Melton & Peter de Seve to name just a few.

The highlight of the day for me was the Panel with Andreas Deja. He showed some great penciltests from Lady and the Tramp and the Sword in the Stone, and shared some great stories on Frank Thomas and Milt Kahl.

But the program said there was also a surprise guest with Andreas, and that was the cherry on the cake:

Richard Sherman of the Sherman Brothers was there and played on the piano some of the amazing classic songs they wrote for The Jungle Book, Winnie the Pooh and Mary Poppins! Plus he also shared some great stories about how it was to work for Walt Disney back in the days. It was pretty magical, I have to say.

So that's a little impression of my first day here in Burbank at the CTN Expo. I'm off for day 2 and I'm curious if it will beat the first.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

CTN animation eXpo

Only one flight and 6 days away...

For a taste of the previous editions:

Monday, November 7, 2011


Philemon character sketch.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Figure drawing

Some of the 5 minute studies I did yesterday at figure drawing class.