Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Back to School!

Some news with me!  Now that we've finished animating on Wreck-it Ralph, I'm going to be taking a step away from animation for a bit, and am pursuing an artist position in Visual Development!  I was lucky enough to be selected for a spot in Disney's Talent development program, starting this fall.  In addition to our portfolios, internal applicants were asked to do an art test.  Here is some of the work I completed, based on the Don Quixote stories.  Very, very much inspired by my recent trip to Spain!   And a big thank you to Katia Grifols for all of her help and giving me a hard time!

 This black cat came up to me in El Rompido, in the south of Spain, which inspired my Dulcinea!
Costume and personality inspired by the Carmen showing we saw in Madrid.
Stealing from my hero, Pablo Picasso.
Standing in front of Guernica was truly amazing.
Thanks for checkin it out!  Wish me luck and I'll try not to let you down!


raf said...

How many times have you made me quit art?

raf said...

But seriously though, you make me say curse words+your name. Let me know when your Don Quixote book/movie is coming out.

The Ivanator said...

that is ridiculously good and delicious!

Chris Battle said...

Jeezus, these are great! A well-deserved slot in the program-- Congrats!

elephantmarchblog said...

Awesome! Can't wait to see more.

Betsy Bauer said...

Congrats, Bobby! It's definitely where you belong! :)

thndrcat said...

Just when I think that you've overcome all your challenges & you've achieved all you need, reached the highest level- You constantly keep pushing yourself and reaching to achieve more, extending past your comfort zone and showing me what it's like to NOT fall victim to becoming complacent.
Thank you sir. You truly have been a motivation to me through my struggle to break into the industry. I hope to succeed someday, and be able to thank all those who were involved, including yourself, properly,
Congrats with your latest adventure & Good Luck!

Carrie Liao said...

These are fantastic! I can't wait to see more of your vis dev work :)

k.mediani said...

These are pure amazing!! Thank you for posting them up!

Michael Yates said...

Man you are really inspiring! Did you always want to do visdev? Or did this come about more recently?

Karina McBeth said...

These are incredible! Your art is such an inspiration :) Awesome job!

Lewis Moronta said...

You're a ridiculously talented artist man. Very inspirational... Looks like you're doing well for yourself. W.I.R. must've been fun to work on too!

eré said...

Nice Bobby, When I talked to you I could feel that your place is the visual development. How you care about the minimal details of a character and push the designs to what you want. I wish the best for you.

Neeko said...

These are amaze-balls.

Maya Karp said...

Bobby... man, you're awesome. Keep it up. All of it.

Jason Norton said...

wonderful work!

Howard Shum said...

Nice looking work! Good luck!

James Woods said...

Killer drawings! I can't wait to see the characters you come up with!

Ronnie said...

You are INCREDIBLE!!!!

Aaron Ludwig said...

These are awesome! Best of luck to you!

Bobby Pontillas said...

Thank you so much everyone!!!!!

Jon McNally said...

Ha, I second Raf's comments ... Maddeningly good, Bobby. Best wishes for new developments.

Unknown said...

Awesome news congrats Bobby! I can't wait to see more from you. I don't remember how I found your blog... but seeing you go from one challenge to another is really inspiring. Damn I hope i get there one day. Keep updating us on how the program is going... I know some of the stuff you can't post... but I'd love some insight how its all goes down in the program... love your work man.

Paul Eppleston said...


OMG, take my money now so I can see THIS Don Quixote! Absolutely awesome.

Fanny Berthiaume said...

Congrats on the position! Your concepts look fantastic!

Unknown said...

way to go!!!

Alison Donato said...

very beautiful designs! :)

XAV said...

I want to animate this, IN 2D !!!

lincoln said...

absolutely brilliant work!

Anonymous said...

I love your work. <3

Unknown said...

yer a bad ass. dont think I can say it enough

Bobby Pontillas said...

Thank you so much everyone!!!!!!!!

KATia Grifols said...

Haha silly! Thanks to you!! :D
Good job! :)))))

.Shaun Corbet. said...

Woah I love your style so much, you're going to make a fantastic visual development artist!
p.s. If this was a book, I'd be the first in line to buy it!

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