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Monday, November 19, 2007

Surf's Up - post #7

Last post for a while. I'm going to Hawaii for Thanksgiving to visit my cousin who just moved there. She's been trying to convince me to start an animation studio on the Big Island. I must admit, it sounds attractive. Come on, who's with me?!?!

I'll leave you with this: my painting of Chicken Joe...based on a drawing by Character Designer, Sylvain Deboissy.



25 comments:

benjatoon studio said...

paul where is your planet????!!!!:) hahahaa

Tom Scholes said...

I'm with you!
Wait do I have to animate?

Shelly Wan said...

Seeing your signature with Chicken Joe somehow seems off...
i know, he needs a paint brush! ^__^

Have a good one in Hawaii~

sw

stephen erik schirle said...

i'm just in awe right now! so much amazing work, i love the wave with the huge clouds above. and how the birds transitioning with the wave's value is friggin awesome! such beautiful design.

Dave said...

I'm down, too haha!

All these Surf's Up posts are amazing - thanks for sharing! Surf's Up may have not done well in the box office but critics and animation folk had great things to say about it and a quality film is what matters in the long run! So congrats!

SEILER said...

DUUUUUUUUUDE! I agree, what planet did you come from? Dang! Your work is so killer man, just insane! I'm your new biggest fan! BTW, loved Surf's Up, and these paintings are just mind blowing!

Doug Williams said...

Awesome stuff. I was hoping you would post it! It was one of my fav films of the year. I work at a game company and we all raved about it, story characters, locations, you all did a stellar job.

I comment on Amrand Serrano's blog about it too, on thing I loved is how well the world was put together. The time and dedication you all put into the film really shows. It felt alive, instead of just a bunch of random 'sets'. Excellent work. I can't express that enough.

A. Riabovitchev said...

All of you Surf's Up posts looks simply Amazing!:o)

Randy Bantog said...

Beautiful work on your blog! Every painting is very inspiring.

bog_art said...

I will stay tuned for sure!!..

Erik D. Martin said...

Beautiful stuff man! Gah I'm constantly inspired and realizing just how good you have to be to make it into the film world- gah so much more mileage to go!

Bobby Chiu said...

Watched Surf's Up again last night. Definitely one of the most underrated animated movies ever!
Beautiful visuals! And the water is insanely good!!

Adrian Lubbers said...

I'm simply overwhelmed at the work here. WOW! I don't even know what to say.WOW?!

Martin Wittig said...

What a GREAT BLOG!! I love the artwork yuo have posted. I recently saw Surfs Up, and Loved IT! Very Nice Visuals in that movie, and I agree with Bobby, The water was stunning! Thanks for Posting all of this:)

Paul Lasaine said...

Yes, the water! Props to water team at Imageworks.

Anna,la Fdez.O. said...

Wow, wow,... Simply !!!

Your works are incredible !!... Chicken Joe's eyes, wave,... Wow, wow !!!

If you don't consider impolite, I gonna include your blog in my links !!!

Nice works !!! ;-)

N.J. Atom said...

I'm commenting here cause it's the latest post, but i just wanted to say every single post of this blog is pure gold.
You Prince of Egypt paintings are amazing. So are the concepts for LOTR...and so are the Surf's Up posts as well...damn
And I thought Surf's up was a very underrated movie too.

XIA said...

LOVE IT!!! You are awesome!!!

Sting said...

You 're work is spectacular! I have no words! Respect with a big "R"!

Kei Acedera said...

I really enjoyed this movie and the quality is just superb. And I adore the work you did for it! Amazing!

David Nethery said...

An animation studio in Hawaii would be great !

I remember when we were working on "Lilo & Stitch" there was some article that appeared about the film that made it sound as if the whole studio had been set up in Hawaii to work on the movie (I thin the writer got it confused with the exploratory trip the vis dev team took to the Islands to gather material ... some of them did work there for a couple of months , but the movie was made at Disney's Orlando, FL studio) . We all laughed , but said : "wouldn't it be great if ... "

Leopoldo said...

I'm down! Excellent work! I love your studies for LoTRs as well. Lot's of inspiration!

Bre said...

Amazing! As are all of the paintings you did for this movie it appears!

A couple months ago I was fortunate enough to hear one of the directors speak at the school I attend, and he mentioned that there was some talk of making Chicken Joe's eyes pink >__< haha

Paul Lasaine said...

Bre...
So you heard about the "pink eyes" idea. Actually, I have to take credit for that one. In fact, this painting is where the idea came from. If you look at the close-up, you can see that his are are quite pink. The directors loved the idea, but the studio felt it was inappropriate for a kid's film, so they asked me to remove it.

So this is the only place you'll get to see the "real" Chicken Joe!

Bre said...

Frankly, I thought his eyes looked a bit saturated...! That is too funny. I quite liked that idea... and it certainly would not have been out of character for Chicken Joe.

Well, thank you for sharing his true side with us here!