Thursday 30 June 2011

Wednesday 29 June 2011

Tuesday 28 June 2011

19. Ralph Eggleston (Production Designer)

Monday 27 June 2011

Friday 24 June 2011

Thursday 23 June 2011

Wednesday 22 June 2011

Tuesday 21 June 2011

13. Enrico Casarosa (Head of Story/Director 'La Luna')

Monday 20 June 2011

12. Jim Capobianco (Story Artist)

Sunday 19 June 2011

11. Ben Butcher (Paper Cut-out wizard)

Saturday 18 June 2011

Friday 17 June 2011

Thursday 16 June 2011

Wednesday 15 June 2011

Tuesday 14 June 2011

5. Grant Alexander (Sketch Artist)

Monday 13 June 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!

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.

1. Austin Madison (Animator)
Austin blogged about the project here

2. Jamie Baker (Story Artist)

Jamie blogged about the project here

3. Ronnie del Carmen (Yoda)

Ronnie tweeted his here

4. Jeff Pidgeon (Story Artist)

(Digital rough and final)
Jeff put his up on Flickr here