Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Furless

24 comments:

Kevin said...

you look amazing! Cool.

TotalD said...

Not bad for an old broad. Oh an we are also doing part of a feature.

Kevin said...

Really? hand drawn? for here in town?
Need effects work? Cool, for whatever it is. That's great to hear. Nice to see the drawing of the cat too.

TotalD said...

In town but from out of town. Thats how it works, nothing comes from LA now Kevin.

el pancake said...

I was wondering when you were going to get around to talking about the goddamn robot!!!...okay, NOW things are getting interesting ...tell me more!

el pancake said...

PS...love the show on youtube, but why the heck do you call it "Feedbag"????

bsleven said...

D You rock!

The drawings of the Cat are so appelaing. I'm very eager for more.

Miss you.


: )

TotalD said...

Next is the girl but I have some freelance I have to do today. Thanks Beth , you are so cool.

Chris Sauve said...

Your movies remind me of the phone messages you used to leave when we were working on the Asterix film. They were funny, because you'ld just talk away until the machine ran out of tape, and you could always hear the paper flipping in the background. Shannon always said how she liked chatting away to you over the phone with the headsets while you were working. But hey, one thing, wouldja speak up huh? Jeez I've got all the volumes turned up to eleven just to hear it. Hmm, maybe it could be all that metal I listened to in the 80's.....

TotalD said...

Lol! Well, I have it turned up but the isight is not great that way Chris. Ahhh the days of plantronics headsets. I was doing twenty things at once as I was the day to day studio manager, lead animator, inbetween corrector and adder, pencil test person (I shot your scenes as you remember) and production manager and at 3 am I would email germany reports then before 7 run off to FedEx with the box I packed. Ahhh , for those days again.

TotalD said...

Oh yeah , I wrote the checks and that was fax Germany , not email, duh ! Funny how the mind works.

TotalD said...

Oh, and I wrote the budgets and got all the supplies .....

el pancake said...

weren't you piloting the space shuttle too..??

TotalD said...

Now you mention it , but I think I helped build and design it as well. In my spare time.

the doodlers said...

What a control freak. :) Keep up the great work kiddo!

Nice to 'see' you, D. You look waaay better than i remember... something's different ...

OK, I'm going back to work now...

TotalD said...

Yeah I was, it's that "compensating thing". All
I got was upset and made everyone else miserable . Way better ? Oh ........ you mean happy.

Hobo Divine said...

Thank you very much, it was very inspiring especially the part of how we process everything with thoughts... and drawings come from thoughts.
Or perhaps are thoughts of what we are seeing, and the forms we create come from those feelings and thoughts.

You are so charming!
I miss you.

TotalD said...

I know it's stupid and obvious but a lot of people think it's just instinct or ability ( which help but .. ). They don't try to draw because they think they are lacking something and you know Jamie, if they try , anyone can draw.Previsualizing is the first step towards getting what's in your head to match what's on the paper.

Hobo Divine said...

It's so true!

I remember when I did this lecture for this Illustration class in Melbourne, I showed all these examples of Children's Art.
And I said... each one of these are beautiful... balanced and dynamic pieces of art;
(they all agreed) then I asked them... if some of these children grow up to be bankers or accountants or what have you, how is it that they get it in their heads that they're not an artist,
Or never were?!

I know I get in a lot of trouble for saying this but... being an Artist is something you maintain... not something you're born with.
We're all born with that sensitivity... it's the maintenance of it that seperates us.
(only my opinion of course)

TotalD said...

That was so beautifully put.

the doodlers said...

Dang. That Hobo has a way with words indeed. So right!

Tom Roth said...

I came across this blog by chance and as an animator, found it completely fascinating. Since this woman was obviously in the thick of the animation biz, I wondered why I had never heard of her.

Then, after a conversation with a friend of mine, I found out that TOTAL D was actually a longtime aquaintance of mine, none other than DAVE BREWSTER!!

I watched the video with my jaw in my lap. My mind was reeling...it's still reeling. How was this unshaven, unkempt guy transformed into such a ravishing woman??

The video revealed someone who was relaxed, self confident, comfortable with herself, unpretentious and very charming.

Inspired, I found myself wondering if the wizards who transfigured Dave could help a dumpy 65 year old guy like me.

Beside all this, I was fascinated by your analysis of the real estate situation. I had not heard the theory of Bush pumping the GNP. It was a very insightful analysis.
(BTW, I was one of those suckers). I have spent thousands of hours researching what REALLY happened to our country since 9/11. You obviously have done some homework here. I would like to hear more about your thoughts on current events if you have any.

I am pleased that you have achieved happiness in your new incarnation. If nothing else, it demonstrates that we can all take control of our own lives for the better.

Please say hello to Wendy for me.

Fond regards,
Tom

TotalD said...

"Unshaven, unkempt , " ? Absolutely, a guy, never really my dear old friend . And not for lack of trying mind you . Some day when you are in the neighborhood we will talk over dinner and I will tell you a very long story =) .

What I have learned from all of this is the outside is incredibly adjustable while the inside is impervious to the force of will . So in a sense it is not the person in transition that changes but the perspective of everyone around them. Though it may seem radical it is safe to say no resolution to a problem has ever been so easy or as instant . Nor as effortless or natural . Until now I have never known what it was to live a singular life. It is beyond words to describe.

adam said...

Hi totalD,

I looove the work you do, and really admire and adore many of the characters you've worked on. What would be your advice for someone who wanted to break into character animation? Could you PLEEASE blog any drawings or model sheets of characters you animated (hint:miguel/rameses)??

CHEEERS
Adam