Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Saw Flushed Away

Saw the movie 'Flushed Away' after work today, and had a great time! I was laughing out loud through a lot of it. Those frogs were my favourite. This was a shot in the film that I HAD to come home and sketch before bed. Not very happy with it though...ah well.


Blogger LDahl said...

Oh my *giggle* now I must see the movie... LOVE this!

12:08 AM  
Blogger Piotr said...

i will have to see for myself as well

1:26 AM  
Blogger S.D. said...

I don't know what this film is (oh yeah, France...) but your enthusiasm is very communicative!

1:54 AM  
Blogger Shuku said...

Marco, thanks for visiting and for the kind comments! Been looking through your work and had giggling fits all the way through some of them - they remind me of Tim Burton crossed with Edward Gorey, some of them. And I -love- how you use colour! Will definitely be visiting more often.

That frog, he made me laugh. A lot. I may just have to see Flushed Away now, because I do love Nick Park's work. How do you draw and colour your images, by the by? I'm curious since I'm still learning much of the basics of drawing et al...

9:33 AM  
Blogger GhettoFab said...

I loved the frogs. They rocked! I especially like the french one. HIlariuous. You captured this guy wonderfully. Great post Marco!

12:29 PM  
Blogger Mark Behm said...

Heh heh. I like it.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Sebastien Gallego said...

I love that frog Marco and I'm french, so I know a lot about frog! :)

12:58 PM  
Blogger agnes said...

well i'm french to, that's very very cool work marco!
it's impressiv'
bravo for your work!:) put comment on my blog when you want!

2:06 PM  
Blogger Ben Reynolds said...

coool!! Well done! I gotta check out that movie!

2:41 PM  
Blogger marcobucci said...

Thanks guys! Hey Shuku - well, most of the work on this blog is finished digitally, using photoshop. I use mostly round and flat brushes, sometimes with textures applied to them, but always with a Wacom tablet. I'm always trying to learn about colour...for me it's a process of blocking out major values quickly, and then building up both colour and value from there. I try to establish the family of colours, or palette, I want to work with first, just so I'm not fumbling around and creating muddy colour.

5:11 PM  
Blogger sarah said...

Cool painting! I keep hearing positive things about Flushed Away, must check it out!

6:31 PM  
Blogger Breadwig said...

Ha! Yes, the frogs were the best part of Flushed Away. Well, the toad was pretty great too. Love this painting, very nice!

9:58 PM  
Blogger pascal said...

I'm French as well and these Ninja frogs were the SECOND best of all the movie...
The Marcel frog was the ABSOLUTE best to me.
Then again... Jean reno was ver very clever in this movie.

I LOVE that drawing.
could you do a whole gang of them in your style
That would be awesome!

9:35 AM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

love his expression!!

12:40 PM  
Blogger Kevin Keele said...

Very cool! I'll have to go see the movie now. They should pay you for advertising.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Jo Bling said...

Aint seen it yet though its weird seeing traditional Aardman characters realised in CGI... Hope my old muckers @ Aards have been able to retain creative control over the content, as initially it was supposed to be a claymation movie. By the sound of your review, Marco, they did!

3:02 PM  
Blogger Todd Harris said...

can't wait to see it now. your painting is great. this is a fun post and great interpretation. nice pallette.

3:17 PM  
Blogger adrian said...

These are great and I love the idea of doing charicatures just to practice painting and color. Leaves a lot of the stress out of always coming up with something to paint. I just started using Painter so I'll have to post a few practice runs to see what you think. Thanks for the comments. Amazing stuff!!!

4:14 PM  
Blogger Oscar said...

Beautiful use of colour!

7:08 PM  
Blogger katzenjammer studios said...

diggin it. nice composition and expression.

8:24 PM  
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11:29 PM  
Blogger G1toons said...

love the illustration, thanks for visiting my blog, yeh flushed away was fun

11:31 PM  
Blogger Andrew Glazebrook said...

Hey this is a great piccy !! I think it's cool and I'm looking forward to seeing Flushed Away when it gets here !

8:57 PM  
Blogger potato farm girl said...

Ha ha ha!!! Thanks for bringing back the memories, this captures that movie beautifully!

2:13 AM  

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