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Pixar Exhibit, December 31, 2010

Was fortunate to finally check out the PIXAR: 25 Years of Animation exhibit at the Oakland Museum this morning with my sister and dear friends. What an experience! The museum does not allow photography in the exhibit, so I can only share images that I found on the web (credited accordingly).

Seeing the storyboards in pastels, collages and ink/pencil drawings were amazing. It was cool seeing the many iterations of characters from "Toy Story" and "Monsters Inc." What intrigued me even more was seeing the notes from the artists on the studies. A study of underwater plant life for "Finding Nemo" would have a note indicating which plant shape should be used for an upbeat part of the story, and another shape for a darker scene.

This was a collage done for a superhero study for "The Incredibles". Awesome!


Witnessing a conglomeration of talent like that was almost overwhelming, in a wonderful way. You can see in every line of lead or ink, the true passion these artists possess.

The Toy Story Zoetrope is quite the experience!

This thing had a ton of sculptures, all slightly different from each other to show movement. The entire disc would spin around really fast and a strobe light would come on, which would create the "animation" before you. Woody riding the horse, the soldiers was so neat to see. Watched it twice, emerging with fuzzy eyes and brain!

I have some goals for my artwork for the new year, and this was a beautiful and inspiring way to send 2010 out. Everyone in the Bay Area should definitely check it out. The exhibition ends on January 9th. I'm tempted to go back again!

Thank you to everyone who has supported me in my artwork, whether it be following my blog or being a wonderful customer at my Etsy shop. I also thank my loved ones who have been a great source of strength and inspiration to me.

Here is hoping everyone has a fantastic 2011! I have a couple of drawings I've done this past week that I will share this weekend :)



Better pictures coming soon! Still too much in shock to focus :D