Monday, November 15, 2010

EVOKE The Art of David Pimentel

Update:  Any orders in the month of December will receive a 4x6 original signed sketch of my "French girlie" similar to this one. (Without the frame of course)

My Book is now available!!!

I've been developing my art for many years and learning as much as I possibly could from many great artists who surround me and from those who've come before me.  This book represents all those years of inspiration and excitement I have for gesture sketching and art!

If you follow my blog or know me at all, you'll know that my mentor was Walt Stanchfield.  He was such a great teacher and great friend.  His teachings have spread through out the animation world like wildfire over the years and his notes are completely invaluable to any artist.  I am proud to say that I wouldn't be able to be where I am in the industry without having learned so much from him and I hope that my book can sit on the same shelf as his.

This hardback 100 page book is a compilation of many sketches, gestures and anecdotes for artists young and old.  To top it off I've been blessed to have one of the great producers of our time, Mr. Don Hahn, write an awesome forward for the book.

I'll be releasing my book at the CTN expo this coming weekend but if for those of you who can't make it, you can order it by clicking on the cover image on my side bar.



justin said...

Hi Dave,
Congrats on the book. It looks awesome!! I can't wait to check it out. There's only one button. Is shipping to Canada the same?


Dave Pimentel said...

Hi justin-
Sorry for the Canada button missing-

If you or anyone from Canada wants to order I'll honor the current price "Until" I get that Canada option up.

So for now... Yes :-)


rad sechrist said...

Great book man, Love my copy!

justin said...

hey Dave,
thanks. very nice of you.

heri said...

Great book, I just order mine!

Kendra Melton said...

Oh man, CTN will not be good for my wallet this year. Can't wait. As always amazing work! :]

Connor Sims said...

I just recently found your work through twitter, and I gotta tell you, as much as you have heard it, this book as well as your art in general is absolutely to DIE for! Fantastic bits of work here, I love every bit of it!

I know you could write books on all your inspirations, but who gets you excited and creative when you work?

I love asking this from professionals, I get to learn tons of new artist :D

Dave Pimentel said...

Hey Conner-
Thank you for the nice compliment-
I'll do my best to answer the question of who inspires me. Here we go in no particular order-

Hank ketcham
Earl Oliver hurst
John singer sargent
Hienrich kley
Rien portvliet
Al hirshfield
Tadahiro uesugi
Erich sokol
Milt kahl
Marc Davis
Mary Blair
Frank Thomas
Ollie Johnston
Fred Moore
Ward kimbal
Ken Anderson
Tom oreb
Charlie Harper
Walt stanchfield
Chuck jones
Rene gruau
Glen keane

I know there are more but that's all I can think of at the moment.

Connor Sims said...

WOW! Thanks Dave!

I was hoping for a few names, thanks for a full blown list!

I'm currently trying to absorb and study more and more from different artists and this helps exponentially!

If you're not incredibly busy, could you give me a critique of what I've got online?

I'm trying to better myself as a cartoonist and traditional animator, but I feel like my artistic skills themselves aren't living up to what I want, so I'm practicing harder in a bunch of different mediums

If you can't I understand, this list is fantastic to study from!

JaB said...

Hi Dave, I really enjoyed the Stanchfield gesture drawing session at CTN-X, and Evoke is great! Thank you for the encouragement; I've got a lot to work on and I'll jump on it as hard as I can!

Kendra Melton said...

It was really nice meeting you this past weekend. I'm really enjoying the book, thanks for taking the time to put it all together! :]

Dave Pimentel said...

Conner- I'll get a chance to check out ur stuff a soon I get a chance to.

I am very proud of the new book and I'm glad you guys like it!!!

Megan Nicole Dong said...

It was nice to see you at CTN! The life drawing session was awesome and the book is fantastic. Great stuff.

Connor Sims said...

Thanks for just taking time to respond Dave! :D

michaelamos said...

Hey Dave!

Got my copy at CTN - and love it! Amazing work and the book is wonderful. Thanks for stopping by my booth as well.

Speak soon!