Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Ancient Book of Myth and War

Britt and I went to the Nucleus art gallery in L.A. the other weekend to see the art from Ancient Book of Myth and War. It was a really neat event. We got to meet the authors (Nate Wragg, Lou Romano, Don Shank and Scott Morse) the opening night, get the book signed mingle with some other great people and have a few drinks. The next day we went to a workshop to watch the authors paint. It was a cool chance to see how each one of them likes to work. There are pictures at the Nucleus webiste of the event. We made it into one picture.

The man we are talking to is John Musker. This is the second time we've bumped into him. It is just so cool to talk to one of the guys who made some of my favorite animated movies of all time. He is such a nice guy.

Hollywoodland Sketches

I did some sketches while watching Hollywoodland (which is an okay movie). These all were inspired from characters of the movie in the beginning, but sort of turned into completely different characters by the end of it.

Monday, April 02, 2007

New location

Crystal Dynamics has merged with Eidos in a new location in Redwood City. We are on the same campus as PDI now which is sort of cool. So the move to the new building was pretty smooth. No huge problems. I.T. did a great job getting everything set up. The place is really nice. I miss Menlo Park though. The new place is way to neat and perfect. Its neatness sort of gives me the urge t0 mess things up. Ya know...ruffle up some grass here and there.The nice courtyards outside of our building. Cute little fountains and perfectly trimmed grass. They certainly discourage loungers who might ruin the art of their architecture by not putting benches anywhere and planting razor sharp grass so you won't want to sit on it.

Our new building.
All cubed out.
Part of my new cube. I need some more books to fill up my shelf.
Another angle. I was going for a blurry sort of look with this picture.
The full view of the cube.