Saturday, January 21, 2012

Throwbacks #2


These sketches are from an old sketchbook that I had in 2008. At the time I was studying abroad for a semester in Paris at Les Gobelins. One thing that my old teacher Corny Cole told me that really stuck was that your art work isn't necessarily better now than what you did a while ago. I can't help but feel that that's the case here.


Jason C. said...

Hey man, I love your sketches! Especially the simplistic caricature style done in good old pencil and pen. I respect that! (since people compose/draw digitally in computer nowadays, like me)

I have been following your work for some while, and I have to say that I really enjoy watching the animations you done at CalArts. I really really really look up to your works and I use them as guides and inspirations to push myself to "do art" even when I don't feel like it. Knowing that you are working on the "Regular Show" series makes me admire your talent and effort even more, and hoping that I can work as a professional animator one day, if ever. (Regular Show is one of few cartoons that I think is worthy watching lately.)

I can't express how much I love your CalArts senior thesis film, and it became "THE GUIDE" for me to do my animations. I'm not a film school student nor good at art, I'm just a literature major trying to figure out my career and how to make animations. I really hate to promote my stuff, but if you have free time, is my blog where I post production updates of my animation.

I would really love to attend CalArts some day (probably MFA in experimental animation) but I still got a long way to go. I am not sure if I would able to become an animator but I would sure like to be one if I could. Well, I don't know why wrote so much but I just felt like it. Hope you the best.

-Jason C.

Andres Salaff said...

Hey Jason,
Thanks for the kind words! I'm really glad to hear that you've been enjoying my work. That's awesome that you want to get into animation. Classes definitely help. Even if you don't have time to go to school full time, a class at a community college could help push you in the right direction.

Joshua Dotson said...

refreshing.. like lemonade!