Thursday, November 13, 2008

meeting sketches

these where some sketches that where done in a meeting and the scanner had a hard time reading them but I thought they still had some value. gotta keep sketching no matter where you are


Thursday, October 02, 2008

Old timer in a yellow hard hat

How many years have you been working?
How many lines are on your face?
The sadness lays on your browl with deep set lines
that have lived with you for many years.
Why does your head hang low? Is it the long day or
the long life? God bless you old timer with the yellow hard
hat on.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

My biggest supporter

Sometimes we really need those people who can read us from a mile away and my wife is one of them who definitely can read me.  I'm blessed to have her and couldn't imagine life any other way.  Enjoy the weekend and hug those close to you!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

Enjoying it

Teaching the gesture class is great and I have a blast doing it.  Everyone in the class is really into learning and they produce a ton of wonderful art.  I can't help but sit down and do a couple of pieces myself when there's so much inspiration going around.  This is Daniella Traub modeling for us, she's magnificent. 

This one was hard but I had fun trying to capture a feeling.

Daniella is tall and all leg,  she's fun to draw.
Thanks Daniella

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Cartoon Brew

So the guys at cartoon brew have slammed DW and Jeffrey katzenberg and then went after Steve Macleod? Why do they have such a chip on their shoulder? All of us who are actually working in this business are putting tons of time and energy into trying to make good films.

The truth for me is, I used to go to cartoon brew quite often as well, but I stopped going about a year ago because they just don't get the fact that there are a lot of talented people working at Dreamworks who don't deserve to get thrown out into the trash can with someone's opinion.

I think Jeffrey has got a good head on his shoulders and I give him credit for keeping the studio alive for this long. Im also surprised to see that when we opened the gates to hire a couple of story artists, we recieved tons of portfolios from amazing artist around the animation community. So it makes me think that there arent as many DW haters out there, especially when they need a job.

I met Jerry Beck {when he was authoring the "Bee Movie" Book....interenting?}and I liked him, he seemed genuinely interested in the studio and the art behind it all. I cant say much for anyone else at cartoon brew and I'm just not interested in the bashing that comes from the site-especially for Dreamworks.

I'm on Macleod's side.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Gravity pulls!

Many times in class or in sketch books I see drawings that seem to be off balance or unstable. I started thinking about it. remembering that I'm constantly trying to place the feet on my sketch as quickly as possible before my subject moves or before I forget and I have a floating torso drawing.

The foot placement or contact with gravity has all the stability built in. if you find that placement and lock down those feet early, your sketch will usually feel pretty good. I've done drawings before that seem incomplete or off balance because I hadn't given enough thought to the feet{or even drew them in for that matter}. Even if the subject where to be sitting then gravity would pull from their rump and you'd want to feel that flat contact like the little sketch above. When a sketch is off balance, then it looks like the subject is falling.

So with that said..... I played around with some squiggles that showed blue stability and red gravity. It pulls!

No Problem

A little lean but still no problem

Problem! but we he can still catch himself if he tries.

He's probably not going to catch himself.

Too far gone.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Time enough for Doodles

I'd like to thank my wife for going through what it takes to have a baby.  Our son Gabriel James Pimentel was born on 4-4-08 and I just had enough time to doodle a bit.  It felt like survival getting this stuff out.   Have a good one!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Old Sketches

My Wife, My son, a guy on the train, and a couple in San Diego...

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Small Challenge

Some friends and I saw this amazing caricatured person on the train and pledged to do a drawing for the following day from memory. Here was my take.

Sunday, January 13, 2008


I hope Bob doesn't mind but I linked him on the right.  Check him out, he's got some great stuff!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Another sketch from the break

These are some of my Story buds.
Ennio Torresan, Jenny Lerew and Dave Derrick. They were probably drawing me at the same time.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Take breaks

By no means do I mean "be lazy". But taking a break from our daily grind is needed. It's a great opportunity to get a sketch out. I have a break pad that I like to take out as I drink a cup o' joe with friends. This drawing was done a while back but, either way...It's fun.

Sunday, January 06, 2008