Thursday, 3 November 2011

To mark Ronald Searle's 91st birthday I rallied the artists of Pixar to each contribute a page in a special Pixar sketchbook.   We filled the whole book with over 70 birthday wishes and sketches.  Co-ordinating everyones' schedules proved tricky so we missed Ronald's birthday on March 3rd but he seemed delighted with the book when he finally received it.  This was his reaction:


". . . Federal Express were at the door at dawn this morning with a bulging box.When all it contained was revealed, I was totally overwhelmed with the generosity.  All those animation friends spending precious time to mark the clebration and such a wonderful shower of messages.  I really was very touched by the kindness. It was worth hanging on for 91 years to receive such a gem.
I shall treasure it.   THANK YOU EVERYBODY!
Ronald"

Everybody pulled out all the stops to honour a master cartoonist and inspiration to us all. I'll post a sketch a day for the next couple months- comments are welcome.
65. Mike Wu (Animator)

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

63. Dice Tsutsumi (Art Director)
Dice's sublime colour keys have illuminated Toy Story 3 and Monsters University-he is the co-founder of the Sketch Travel and Artists Aid Japan charity projects.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

61. Derek Thompson (Story Artist)

Derek has storyboarded and designed monsters & creatures for years at ILM and currently Pixar.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

58. Daniela Strijleva (Character Designer)
A 91 penguin iceberg cake from Dani!

Monday, 29 August 2011

57. Nate Stanton (Head of Story)
Kafkaesque birthday greetings from Nate Stanton, Head of Story on this summers' CARS 2

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

56. Terry Song (Animator)
Terry's ability to capture not only individual attitudes but the gesture of an entire crowd is staggering. This was drawn from life at a nearby Emeryville mall.

Monday, 22 August 2011

55. Pete Sohn (Director)
Does the bird on the left look familiar? Pete Sohn directed Pixar short 'Partly Cloudy'

Friday, 19 August 2011

54. Don Shank (vis dev artist)
Don denies any relation to this recurring Shank character with similar artistic flair!

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

53. Chris Sasaki (Character Designer)
A travelling imaginarium by Monsters University character designer Chris

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Friday, 5 August 2011

Friday, 29 July 2011

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Tuesday, 28 June 2011