I am back from one of the most wonderful experiences in my professional life and from a visit to one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to, Firenze in Italy.
From left to right are, Andrea, Isabella, Stefano Casini (An amazing artist and co-owner who gave me an an incredible drawing done specially for me ) Victor Navone, me, Federica (Teacher and co-owner), "Big' Luca (co-owner and technical guru), Morena, Francesco (Teacher and co-owner), Luca Chiarotti (co-owner and founder), Gregorio, Bianca (Our interpreter).
I loved them all and they treated us so well and took good care of us. I miss them a lot already.
The room was full with very talented art students. They were a great bunch, very respectful with great desire to learn. I loved them.
I showed them some of my influences and of course, Milt Kahl had to be included.
Next time I am there, I will do it again but with more time to finish the entire thing so they can follow me along. It should be fun.
Again, I want to thank Luca Chiarotti, Francesco Mariotti, Federica Fabbri and everyone else at Nemo Academy for the invitation and for everything they did for me and my wife and above all, for their new friendship.
I had the most amazing time and I will never forget it.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
They also published a book (See cover above) with my artwork that would be available for purchase and which I will be signing for the students. I am thrilled to have my work in print for the first time.
I have planned to show my animation process, how I approach animation and design. I will be animating a whole shot, step by step from the planing stages to final tiedown.
I hope they like it.
Wish me luck!
Friday, April 5, 2013
I have a friend who is also a big fan of this movie as well and he sent me these photos bellow of some sculptures of three characters and they are amazing, really beautiful and on model. Thanks Alexandre Augusto Ferreira for these great photos to complement this post.