"Two Lovebirds" : Quick Draw SF #004
Recently, Rick and I were invited to be featured artists at Quick Draw SF. Above is one of the many sketch paintings I created during the 3-hour session. Had a great time meeting other artists and art lovers.
In the past 3 months, I worked as a visdev artist for Paramount Pictures on four of their untitled films for their "Animation Director's Project." I had the amazing opportunity to work alongside a talented and inspiring team. It was challenging, memorable, and exciting. I'm filled with tremendous gratitude. Special thanks to my director, Carlos, my teammates Dei, and Meg for taking leaps with me on this incredible journey, to Martha who funded my last semester and allowed me to finish school and develop the skills I needed, Paul who took a chance on me, and to Rick who made my entire artistic journey possible for me. I look forward to continually growing as an artist and as a human being.
"Do You Dare . . ." acrylic painting on wood panel for Modern Eden's "Universe: Art of Existence"
The piece is inspired by Alice& Prufrock: we are always on the brink, forever leaning in, and holding back . . .trying to decide whether to be a passive observer or to jump into the fray. "Do you dare disturb the universe?"
|(C) LEIJI MATSUMOTO / CAPTAIN HARLOCK Film Partners|
A few years ago, I had the amazing opportunity to work on Toei Animation + Marza Animation's Animated Feature Film, "Space Pirate Captain Harlock" as a visual development (costume designer) and color key artist. I got to work alongside some of my childhood artist heroes; it was written by Leiji Matsumoto, directed by Shinji Aramaki of Appleseed, mechanical design by Atsushi Takeuchi of Gundam/ StarWars, and character design by Yutaka Minowa of Ninja Scrolls. Special thanks to Paul san, Hiro san, Toshi san, and the entire film production team for taking me under their wings. Check out the official trailer and website: http://harlock-movie.com/