Sunday, September 25, 2011

Colin Fix

Colin Fix came to SJSU to give a lecture. He was very funny and an overall nice guy. His portfolios and sketchbooks were just PLAIN AWESOME. 

the advice that he gave to us students:
-Get together with other students and work on your own projects
-put out the extra effort
-never be content with your school work. 

At the end of the lecture, he was doing some min sketches in students sketchbooks. It was interesting to watch the different mediums he used. 

Saturday, September 24, 2011

new books: Yuki7

 I discovered these books after watching a recent short film called "looks that kill". It was a great short and I was interested in finding out more about yuki7 so I went on their website....Only to find that they had a book bundle. So I took the chance and I bought it. 

Yuki7: looks that kill.
The book is almost like a children's book where there's text and an illustration that follows it. What makes this book unique is that it's just not one artist that's doing the artwork but a compilation of artistes. 

the books came with these cool prints :) 

Here's the cover page and it comes with a clear dust jacket which I thought was really nice :-)

and here are some of the art work in the book

it also came with a DVD of the short flim. :D 

Yuki7:Seductive Espionage
This book was a bit different from looks that kill. Instead of a story illustration it's more of a history of yuki7. 

the cover with a interesting dust jacket band.

The artwork: 

Near the end of the book there was a section called "production journal" which was the creator's process and thoughts on creating yuki7. it included some sketches as well as thumbnails. 

overall, glad I bought the books. Great artwork and inspiring to look at :) 

new books: District9

Bought a couple of books that I wanted to add to my collection. The first one is District9 which I haven't watched the movie but was curious when I saw the book on sale on amazon. I was hoping for some awesome mechs and aliens and this book definitely had that. 

Here is the cover, it came with a dust jacket.

The book was pretty thick which I was surprised at. 

and here are some of the pages. 

This was my favorite page because the posters they designed were clear in message but simple as well.  Esp. the "do you understand me now". 

Lot's of character designs and concept art. The book also had some CG work that I thought was gorgeous. I'm really glad I bought it and  looking at the concept art makes me want to go see the movie now!