Saturday, September 09, 2006

The re-opening party at the Super 7 comic/toy store was really fun, as well as enlightening. I purchased two anthologies of comics drawn by Pixar folk, and I also got some awesome advice from an animator, Everett. What he told me had never crossed my mind before, though it made a ridiculous amount of sense: go through your favorite movies, freeze interesting scenes, and draw them for practice. This not only helps to build my speed in transcribing visual information, but also to understand what about the composition of that particular scene makes it effective, at least in my mind.

So, here are some scenes from the very beginning of Moulin Rouge that I sketched in photoshop:

They probably don't make too much sense in my renditions now, but I hope more practice will alleviate that in the future.

For Danielle and Jake: