Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sleeping on the train

Sketching on the train, so fun getting a sleeping subject to stare at shamelessly.  Not creepy at all....

Saturday, February 16, 2013

"Well, I guess she's more around your age"

"You guys could talk about things in common, like growing up in the fifties. Maybe she liked the movies you did in the seventies when you were still making them."

 Here's another study of Charlotte.  I failed at making something streamlined enough to be animatable, but well, maybe it is comic book style...

Monday, February 11, 2013

Train Sketches + Wego!

Some sketches of people on the train on the way to Wonder Festival 2013 Winter.  Most people too busy looking on their phones to notice I'm staring at them.

And look what I bought today! Wego! The green one, isn't he handsome?!

Here's the artist:
kazushi kobayashi

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Charlotte In Translation

Lost In Translation by Sofia Coppola is my favorite movie.  So so difficult to choose a "favorite" because I love so so many movies.  But not only is this a thoughtful, bittersweet, funny, amazing movie, with an incredible soundtrack.. It's also a beautiful tribute to perhaps my favorite place on earth- Tokyo.  I'm currently living here in Tokyo, just for a short time.. But I'm hoping to absorb the place in my memories, in a way I think Sofia's movie somehow captures.

Here are some sketches of the character Charlotte, played of course by Scarlett Johansson.  It's really difficult for me, but I'm trying to simplify my drawing towards what might be used in animation. I think I still have to push further, but I enjoy these studies at least.  I'll keep trying though.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Mr. Kazu sent premium fantasy

Posting again, since the first time I lazily just did a phone-pic upload instead of scan.. and I added some figure sketches as well.  The more recent post is a giveaway to what movie she is from.. Oh well! This scene cracks me up every time!