September 03, 2006

13: Pixar U

Pixar is smart and generous enough to provide all sorts of art classes for its employees to enjoy (and learn from). Here are some drawings from my first Life Drawing session in... a long time. It felt good though--like being back in college. Afterwards I was shown a bunch of Tom Gately gestures, and took a look at the blog of Rob Thompson--quickly reminding me of how far I still have to go. Everybody here is awesome!



18 comments:

  1. Oooh--very nice! Love your line and gesture!

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  2. Cool. I'm glad you are getting into the swing of things. You're not a one man band anymore, more like the emeryville philharmonic!

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  3. good for you, nick! Love the gracefullness in the second one and the head shape of the last one.

    Its exciting to imagine how your work is going to improve this year.

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  4. Good stuff... You'll have to show me the rest soon.

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  5. Hey Nick,

    Looks like things are going great down there. Your place in the Mission District looks very cool, indeed.
    Classes with Tom Gately, you lucky devil. What's that you're drawing with?

    ps. the last 13 posts have all been awesome by the way.

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  6. beautiful gesture drawings!

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  7. Hey, looks like you found a beautiful place in San Francisco. If you can, go and see my good friend Bolhem Bouchiba, French guy, uber talented animator at Pixar, and a top guy. I wish you all the best for you new job Nick!

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  8. I've been away for a couple of months myself...a lot has been happening for you. Beautiful life studies and wow, congratulations on the move and job in San Fran!

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  9. These are really good. I can really get a sense of what the character is doing.It's great how loose they are. You can't tell you havn't done it a while. Keep it up!

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  10. hey Nick, thanks for the kind words. Your stuff is looking amazing. congrats on the job!

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  11. When's the next batch coming?

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  12. i wish I knew--
    there's been a lot of drawing--
    just not much blogging...

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  13. Very dinamic and expressive poses.
    Congratulations excellent drawing skills.

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  14. Hi Nick! I actually thought we commented on your last post but with life such a whirl these days, guess i read it and forgot to comment. Anyways, the apartment looks very funky- big windows are always good!
    It's truly excellent that you get a chance to break in your first days at Pixar with the life drawing. What better way to streeeetttccchhh, before the work of boarding begins.

    We send greetings and salutations.

    ~Arna

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  15. Alicia Fricker7:23 PM

    hey i've been doing life drawing too I'm taking that with year. yay! yah it's a fun class but we havn't had any models come in yet we're just drawing eachother (being the people in the class) but it's still cool, i did this really cool drawing of this guy houdin. I'll send it to you when i get it back. hope you're having fun, sure sounds like it! cyas!

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  16. Lucky guy you are Nick. Surrounded by all that talent. Wish I could be there drawing with the folks at Pixar too. Keep up the good work.

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  17. love the softness of the lines and the suggestive nature of the result. post more!!

    simon

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