Sunday, July 25, 2010


Enchanted pencil test 01 from sandro lucio on Vimeo.

Enchanted pencil test 02 from sandro lucio on Vimeo.

Untitled from sandro lucio on Vimeo.
 Enchanted was one of my favorite projects to animate.  First of all, it was the first time that I worked for the great James Baxter which I am a big fan of and secondly, because I was given great and important scenes with main characters and  long footage.
I admitted I was a little bit scared when I did my first scene and had to show him because I know how how he can look at it and analize the whole thing and see any mistakes  in no time. 

James was very generous and trusted me with some very important scenes and also let me work long distance, here from Brazil.

Besides the scenes above, I animated the scene where the prince appears for the first time and the next one when you realize that he is actually riding the giant Troll.  I also did Giselle falling from the tree and landing in the prince's lap and a couple of others.

Soon after this project James closed down his studio and it was the first and only time that I worked with him and I hope I can do it again.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Milt Kahl Day

A mixture of Peter Pan and Sword in the Stone here, but it's all Milt"s.  Enjoy!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

Milt Kahl Day

Again, some beautiful drawings of Merlin from Sword in the Stone.   The first is a drawing already finished for the scene.  The second looks like a first pass to find the pose and expression that he wanted.  The third one is a drawing that he did over or for Ollie Jonhston's scene.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Life Drawings and Quick Sketches

I think that one of the most important things a beginner or student of animation should do is a lot of life drawings and quick sketches, and that goes also for all professional animators, including CGI animators.
To be able to capture the essence of a gesture, action or expression very quickly is paramount and should become second nature.   Basic drawing is the basis for caricature and if you learn how to draw the figure you will have an easier time when you start to animate.