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Class notes

Posted in in classroom by Rui on March 28, 2011

In today’s pre production class, Hans mentioned the following artists and their works. Feel free to check them out.

Enchanted Doll _ russian doll sculptor currently living in the US

Mattotti _ awesome Italian illustrator

Mike Mignola _ comic artist for hellboy

Carlos Nine _ amazing french illustrator with wide range of fantastic style

Betteo _ a Brazilian illustrator and his art blog

carcamo _ another Brazilian illustrator and his art blog

Moebius ( Jean Giraud) _ French illustrator

Pocoyo _ cute Spanish animated series 🙂

– Raoul Dufy _ French Fauvist painter who doesn’t seem to have an official site 😦 but there’s always google images.

that’s all for today~ Au revoir!


O- La la~

Posted in drawing, fyp, ideas, illustration by Rui on March 24, 2011

first and second round of character design crit with Hans Bacher have been productive. I still have to “simplify” / stylize my character more ’cause i tend to add too much details.

round one:

it starts with some girl i drew on the bus ’cause she reminded me of the little girl in Fan Ho’s work. And then come the first inspiring design marked with the X.

some developments made for the second crit:

I guess I was too obsessed by the idea to draw something pretty. she doesn’t look like she’s designed for… animating.

Oh well, here’s something i made for fun. how I envision her clothes to be.

tried it out with existing fabric prints found on google.  Should be more of a patched work, i hope to come up with my own design someday.   And maybe i would do it like Camila do Rosário ‘s work here

Isn’t it just beautiful?

Also, i’ve found my inspiration for my cityscape design for the film.

here are some of Amy Casey‘s work. i hope to achieve something like this for the final look. 

It has both the surreal and claustrophobic aspects that I was looking for. HOW I WISH I DID THESE BEAUTIFUL STUFF! OH MAN. but it’s  a great place to start on environment design. 😀 oh yay~ GO RF!



I watched the clouds drift by

Posted in animation, sketches, stop motion, works by Rui on March 16, 2011




i finally got an idea on what to do. 😀 /sigh of relief.

and a compilation of gesture studies i did as of last week. haven’t done any this week.

character design and concept art soon! 😀

animals are so hard to draw

Posted in drawing, sketches by Rui on March 5, 2011

So I decided to take a break from human pose drawings and try the animal poses. and oh my god they are hard to draw. Made a bunch of ugly drawings. here are the better ones. all poses are 30 secs long drawn on harmony.

P.S. horses have the beautiful poses but GOD, they are the most difficult to draw!

More stuff to come after i scan my sketch book on monday. 😀

pose studies on harmony

Posted in drawing, sketches by Rui on March 3, 2011

down with flu and stomachache when i thought my flu cannot get any worse. I cannot really move out of bed or toilet much, so i did some pose studies. I LOVE POSE STUDIES.

Some are not as good. but well it’s fun. I did these with the harmony drawing tool with some 30 secs gesture references ( YOU CAN FIND THE LINKS ON THE RIGHT)

I love pose drawing! it’s so much fun~