Friday, September 05, 2008

"The Young Minotaur" available on my Blog!

If you like to purchase a copy of my new book just click on the "Buy Now" icon.
The book comes with my signature and a black&white sketch.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

"The Young Minotaur" available on line!

You can purchase a copy at Stuart Ng Books.

Product description
Title: The Young Minotaur
Binding: Hardcover
Dimensions: 8 x 9 inches
Pages: 48 pg
Color: Full color
Publisher: Gabriele Pennacchioli, 2008
Price: $15.00

“The Young Minotaur” is a Graphic novel/Art book.

-Introduction by Joe Jusko

-The Frost Witch – Graphic novel (19 pages.)

-The Beginning – See how the characters and the world of "The Young Minotaur" have been developed (13 pages.)

-Gallery – A collection of preliminary drawings, unused sketches, final pencil, alternative drawings and studies (10 pages.)

-The book ends with my biography.

Most of the drawings on "The Young Minotaur" have been posted on this Blog already.
Many pieces have been reworked. Mostly, the composition and lighting in few cases the line drawing.

Here is an example of how I reworked the lighting.

Version on my Blog:

Version in the book:

Here is an example of a Gallery drawing.

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Young Minotaur's Book

The book has two stories of the little horned guy and a Gallery.
I had the privilege of an introduction by Joe Jusko and an endorsement by James Baxter.

I'll be with "The Young Minotaur" at the San Diego Comic Con (Booth B8)
Hope to see you there.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Totoro Forest Project

Here Is my contribution to the Totoro Forest Project.

"Totoro Forest Project is an international charity effort to preserve Sayama Forest, also known as Totoro Forest. This endangered sanctuary on the outskirts of Tokyo is where director Hayao Miyazaki got the inspiration for his much loved character “Totoro.” Over 200 top international artists from animation, illustration, and comics are donating artwork especially created for this cause"

Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Young Minotaur is back!

I'm glad to announce that I just finished a new book:"The Young Minotaur".
The little horned guy has found his way back.
This new book will collect all the drawing posted on my Blog plus a bunch of new ones.
For those of you who are interested in seeing the process behind my drawings, I have included a Gallery with some finished pencil drawings, preliminary studies, unused ideas and sketches.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Kung Fu Panda Credits

Kung Fu Panda has some 2D animation credits that echoes the opening dream sequence animated in 2D by James Baxter.

For the final credits I animated the Panda. Here is one of the keys and the final frame.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Bee Movie

This was my suggestion for the main character "Barry".

Saturday 17th I'll be signing my book "Animal Blog" at the Van Eaton Galleries.
Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Kung Fu Panda

Just finished working on Kung Fu Panda!
It has been an amazing experience. The characters, designed by Nico Marlet, were so much fun to animate. If you are interested you could check out the Kung Fu Panda web site. The opening scene with the panda doing some clumsy Kung Fu is mine.

Hope you enjoy.