Saturday, March 7, 2009

Laurie Jupiter

Work on the film continues, in the mean time here's a sketch I did tonight of Jupiter from the Watchmen. Not the greatest movie ever, but entertaining nonetheless. If anything, it makes me want to finally crack open the book I got for Christmas. What was her power again? I'm not even sure she had one. Meh. My prediction though is a TON of watchmen cosplay at the comic con this year. I can't wait to see who has the balls to go as Mr. Manhattan!

Also, I stumbled upon these pretty cool interviews with two guys whose work I admire. The first one with Joe Moshier and James Baxter.

Animated Views- Joe Moshier

Animated Views- James Baxter

I met Joe Moshier last year at the San Diego Comic Con at his Conduct Happiness booth. Suuuuper freaking nice dude, and extremely humble about his work. I mean, this guy is one of the most prolific in the industry, and there was was zero ego. Total fanboy style, I kind of gushed to him about his work. Said embarassing, ridiculous things like "Damn you look young! How old are you?" Instead he preferred to rave about other artists he worked with.

It's cool to read in that interview about how he fell into character design at Disney, basically being asked to design pigeons on the Hunchback of Notre Dame production. Obviously it snowballed from there and he went on to design characters exclusively. There doesnt seem to be many interviews with Joe online so check it out!


17 comments:

Amanda said...

Love this!
Such nice textures, a wonderfully retro illustration feel.

pla¢itte said...

Great style!!!
HUAHAUHAUHAUHAU, it´s difficult to see someone as Dr. Mahanttan even with his black tong!!!
Nice blog dude!!!
See ya!!!

Gerald said...

Yeah Bobby! That's great.

agnes said...

Ahahahahaha! Oh i could see a lot of mr. Manhattans in brief's or speedo's painted over. But will there be a true one? Ha ha ha.

This is one awesome picture, all the little details are so nice, like the blush on her cheek and the highlights in her hair. Did you do it digitally? Looks really gouache, especially the bg.

agnes said...

Also, i know that this has been everywhere, but i thought you might have not seen this yet:
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/485797

Joseph Lee said...

Fantastic rendition! Very cool!

Tom said...

The book is super good. It's great for re-reading, too. Lots of little things to pick up on and sweet illustrations.

I like how everybody in the theater giggled when they saw Dr. Manhattan's dong. Even by the end of the movie, there was that one guy, still laughin.

Charlene Fleming said...

Lovely. I love the boldness her pose & design.

damon said...

very cool

Bobby Pontillas said...

Thanks for the good word everyone! You all are super nice , and encouraging.

Its all digital, I cant wield a paintbrush for the life of me. I believe it was a brush that I was futzing around with a while back trying to mimic someone else's work I'm sure, I could send it to you if you want!

agnes said...

Oooh i never say no to new brushes :D Send away :)

Personally the only thing i can do well with paintbrushes is those sprinkles, y'know, when you have a black background and you want to add some starts or some such. That's the only painting style i enjoy ;)

Bobby Chiu said...

I will dress up as Dr. Manhattan if you will :)jk. Great illo Bobby!

Sugartastic_D_Slim said...

Sweet dude! Yeah, I start short film next class. I'm so nervous... of course I need to make it through this class first.

Great painting! I still need to see the movie... my mentor this class worked on it.

Miss you man! We'll have to get together soon. Maybe over break.

D

Liana Hee said...

This is fantastic!

Andre Barnwell said...

Ill. Dang. He does look young. Maybe due to being young at heart...or maybe hes another prodigy a feature grabbed while the grabbing was good. Still... Hes keeping it chill with his button plaid shirt.

Emmanuelle.Walker said...

Sexy <3

roque said...

Flippin' A!