The Pixar Times

The Pixar Times is a fantastic news site, covering (you guessed it) all things Pixar!
I recently contributed a piece to their 'Pixart' section, and here it is:

Tell us about your piece: "I started off by sketching some of my favourite characters, and found it hard to stop. It quite quickly turned into my personal Pixar wall of fame! There are framed snapshots of Edna Mode from The Incredibles, Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc, Wall-E, Dot from A Bugs Life, Woody, Dug from Up and Squirt from Finding Nemo. These are all characters that have really stuck with me from the films. There is a desk in front of the wall, with a few more Pixar pieces: the snow globe from Knick Knack, a little character from For the Birds (because let’s not brush over those beautiful shorts) an Incredibles mug, the iconic lamp, and a pencil with a certain number on it… It was lovely to work on something so self-indulgent. I really enjoy character design, and it was a refreshing challenge to focus on someone else’s style. I spent about 30 minutes on the image most mornings in the past couple of weeks as a warm up to my day. It forced me to draw differently, to move away from my default and experiment with different techniques, colours, brushes, lighting and poses. A tiny insight into how the masters do it!"

Tell us about your piece: "I started off by sketching some of my favourite characters, and found it hard to stop. It quite quickly turned into my personal Pixar wall of fame! There are framed snapshots of Edna Mode from The Incredibles, Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc, Wall-E, Dot from A Bugs Life, Woody, Dug from Up and Squirt from Finding Nemo. These are all characters that have really stuck with me from the films. There is a desk in front of the wall, with a few more Pixar pieces: the snow globe from Knick Knack, a little character from For the Birds (because let’s not brush over those beautiful shorts) an Incredibles mug, the iconic lamp, and a pencil with a certain number on it…

It was lovely to work on something so self-indulgent. I really enjoy character design, and it was a refreshing challenge to focus on someone else’s style. I spent about 30 minutes on the image most mornings in the past couple of weeks as a warm up to my day. It forced me to draw differently, to move away from my default and experiment with different techniques, colours, brushes, lighting and poses. A tiny insight into how the masters do it!"

Some close-ups:

And you can see the image and full interview here: http://pixartimes.com/2014/09/26/pixart-september-feature-iii-pixar-wall-of-fame/

Thanks for featuring me Pixar Times!