Saturday, 8 December 2007

Another large one (got the news....)



















Sorry for the lack of posts lately, Been really busy, So much has been happening lately, Recently became an My sis became a mother the other day, so I'm an uncle Yay. I'm also off to Scotland 2moro for an Interview at Ink Digital. I'll be doing a 2 day inbetweening test for Sylvain Chomet's new film. Special thanks to Ken Anderson for letting me know about it. I'm so nervous. Anyway, I'll just post my latest sketches and updtate when I get back. Wish me Luck

UPDATE: I wanted to talk about the direction of my work, trying to draw things other than people. I'm trying to expand my knowlege on perspective etc, I'll talk about that on the next post. As for the other business, I came back from Scotland yesterday morning. Did a 2 day test which looked easy but was much harder than it seemed In those 2 days I learnt a lot and I have a better appreciation for the hard work that goes into making a feature. Everyone at Ink was really supportive and helpful and was prepared to lend a hand when I was confused. I gave it my all people and.......I got an offer :) Come Mid Jan, I will be moving to Dundee, Scotland for 1 year to work on the Illusionist as an inbetweener. I'll have a two month trial period so I can get used to the style. I have a lot of work to do, but this is a dream come true for me so I will not take it lightly. I'll make sure I keep fighting for this and learn lots. On the downside I don't know if I can work on my short anymore which I'm not too happy about, I'll see how it goes. Just wanna thank everyone for their help and support so far, I'll do my very best not to let you down.

And Again....
Wes

38 comments:

messytimbo said...

love all of them, mainly the most completed bus sketch, it's superdupa. congrats on the little newcomer! and good luck with the test. i hope you get it!

Maarten Rijs said...

awesome dude! tell me if im wrong here but you seem to have improved your life drawing a lot lately!
and all those martial arts poses... crazy!

good luck on the test and interview man! Im so excited for you.

gonna go out to do some sketches myself now before i make the sunday post.

ps. congratulations on becoming an uncle too!

Kristian Antonelli said...

congrats on the new born send my love to the new parents. These sketches are awesome. you draw so so well. you inspire me to inspire you..a great union.
i like the superhero combo at the bottom.
good luck on the test. you will knock there socks off

Spangles said...

Hey Wes, good luck up in Scotland and congratulations. I'm sure you'll stroll the interview, 2 days man, that's some test!!!

As ever your sketching is absolute top draw, if I ever get round to making my film your gonna be my concept artist for sure if your wages aren't too high!

lacopol said...

this is great!!! really energik

Maarten Rijs said...

correction: capoeira

Casdok said...

Cool!

Joe Karg said...

Jeez Wes, these pieces are stellar. I'm glad you posted so much. These will quell my crack-like friending for your work for at least a week.

Peace,
Joe

Puga Vida said...

Nice post buddy! Congrats of finishing school. Keep up the bad ass work

rose-a-petits-pois said...

great sketches! I also do really like the ones on your last post.
Good luck for the job on Sylvain Chomet's film! :-)

Adam Ford said...

Beautiful drawings!!

Ken said...

hey mate, these are the sketches from your sketchbook I saw! wow, they were great before, even more stunning with a little photoshop work.

Congrats on becoming an uncle!

And let me know how you get on. Fingers crossed for ya mate.

Patrick Schoenmaker said...

Wow, just stumbled upon your blog, really cool drawings!

Maarten Rijs said...

yo wes,
those 2 days are over man, update update update! im dying to hear how everything went.

AstroGuaje said...

WOW¡¡¡¡ GREAT BLOG.

AWESOME¡

libra bear said...

Thanx for all the comments guys,

Kristian, That superhero thing is something I'm working on for a friend, Gonna post that and the process soonish.

Nick, I'll work for you if you teach me 3D.

Thanx again everyone :)

Tim Moen said...

WESSS awsome news man. you deserve it. i wish you the best with your job. love the new drawings too!

zar said...

His study of the movements and characters
I love.

Congratulations also for the good news

Greetings

SHANE PRIGMORE said...

Really great stuff. Good luck with everything and congrats uncle.

Maarten Rijs said...

Hahaha this is great news dude! I was nervous when I saw you were back. will he have the job, will he have the job?
you got it! awesome! im happy for you man. congratulations!
I hope you keep us updated!

Maarten Rijs said...

just read your comment. Man... I be nowhere without the support of you guys.
Your words fuel my motivation. thanks so much dude. your and timbos comments made me so happy lol.
keep us updated!

Puga Vida said...

Those life drawings are killer!Dood Im a huge fan of Samurai Jack!! i have all the seasons, in a way that show tought me how to draw!

Bryan Wynia said...

Amazing work man. That first study is really impressive and I love your character designs as well!

Maarten Rijs said...

and tims

Alex Boakye said...

Sup "uncle" Wes - congrats on the job!! This is just the beginning for you, i'm sure...

Take care man,
peace.

Mr J said...

wow man! your work is really amazing. this is a very impressive, you are really talented!! i love it!!

Doctor Cerebro said...

hey man congrats! that is really good news! you deserve it, bro. as for your short movie, i think i told you a few months ago: forget about it! look to the future, man, LAS was just the start!

Alfo_O said...

Hey!!!Sure i remember you :)!
Your drawings looks very cool, i like your sketches.
Thank you for the advice on the drawing,i have to practice more,i still find difficult to work with the tablet.
if you can, drop me an email at
alfo@alfonsosicilia.com , keep in touch :).

Raúl Arnáiz said...

Very cool! Your work is great.

libra bear said...

Thanks again everyone for all your comments and support. Blogs are what help me grow. I’m learning so much which is a good feeling. If my nephew has an interest in art, I’ll be sure to teach him 

Tim, Glad to see your still about, when you gonna post man, I learn a lot from you man (seriously)

Maarten, Your attitude is great, you grow form your own motivation and your willingness to take advice. It’s a pleasure to see your growth.

Puga, Samurai jack rules, I hope Genndy finds a way to do a movie or something.

Dr C,
I know what you mean but its burning me that I haven’t done it that film yet, I feel like I’ve failed big. I’ll see what happens.

Alfo_O, I think tablets are tricky at first, practice makes perfect, definitely will keep in contact bro.

Thanks again people.

Michal Olgierd Konstantynowicz said...

Congratulation, It is great to see peoples dreams come true nad you deserve it!

Billy George said...

Wow! Awesome sketchbook stuff.

RAWLS said...

Dude!!...your a sketching mad man...I love it!! Great stuff my friend..very inspiring. Hope you have a great Christmas, and good luck with the job!

REE said...

great studies! I don't think i need to wish you luck on the test because you've already proclaimed it to the universe that you want it. Thus, it shall be yours.

til then...

Jamal O said...

CONGRATS!!

You deserve it.

Great Work Unkie.

I'll holla.

Ken said...

hey man, cheers for the comments - haha if you were thinking "sean" then yes you were right ;)

Merry Christmas mate! Have a good one! see you in 2008 :D

David Beer said...

Hey Hey Hey...... Awesome Dude, let the games begin........Are you entretained ?is that not why you're here? Awesome Awesomo, kool, n more than Dandy! wel done Okie!!

gemini82 said...

Nice work. You may also want to check out the gnomon basic perspective dvd's. They are pretty good