Today’s post is the start of a new series of posts for this blog. The main theme is about Pixar. My goal is to work at Pixar and that is the reason I have been pushing myself to do more artwork and post more online. I am a huge fan of of the Pixar way of creating movies, where story is the main thing that drives each project. They don’t focus on what’s bankable or what is going to sell the most toys. They want to tell great stories. I love that about them. And I want to be a part of that process. I want to be able to help work on projects that millions will see and connect with and that will stand the test of time. Imagine what it would be like for the people who worked on the original Snow White. Working so many hours, not knowing if the movie would be completed, if the budget would fall apart, or if anyone would even want to see a feature length animated movie. And for it to come out and be an amazing work of art that still resonates today. That’s what I want to be a part of. I feel like Pixar is the place that is trying to do that same thing.
With Finding Dory coming out this week, I’m posting some pages of notes I did from the Art of Finding Nemo book. From interviews I have read or listened to from employees at Pixar, one constant is that they say to look at their art of books and see what they look for. So, I’ve stocked up my book shelves with these books and Finding Nemo is the first one I went in depth on. As I read the book I was sketching the drawings in it, along with any quotes that appealed to me in a small sketch book. Here is a batch of some of these pages.
Next to each design drawing I tried to put the name of the person who did the original drawing. I will be going more into some of the character designers that worked on the film, especially the ones who’s work really appeals to me, in later posts.
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