Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Toy Story 3

Today marks 2 years since my first day at Pixar.
So far it's been challenging and exciting, I've met some great folks, I've worked on a few short and feature length projects, I've learned a lot.
Two of the films that I can't wait for you to see are "Day and Night" and "Toy Story 3". While the first, a short, pioneers a new use of mediums in animation, the second soulfully concludes what is in my opinion one of the best trilogies ever done in film.
Go see them (in 3D) June 18th!

(This by the way is also a Golden Book cover illustrated by my friend Adrian Molina.)

Following is a small selection of my artwork from the film and the art-of book.
The first image is of a flat doll created by Nate Wragg, which I was asked to re-work slightly later on in production due to story needs. It was an interesting assignment where I had to preserve the spirit of the character (that Nate had captured really well) while changing her to look more home-made, with adjusted features and proportions. See the evolution below:


The peas were a little more straight forward to design. I started directly from my friend Erik Benson's hilarious board sequence and went from there.


I also recommend buying the "Art Of Toy Story 3" book to see some of the amazing artistry that went into making this movie (a special nod to my husband James who dedicated 3 years to this film and who storyboarded some of the most poignant sequences in it).

23 comments:

gray B said...

WOW!, I think you have the best work in the world, congratulations for the sketches and I'm eager to see TS3

Kendra Melton said...

oh these are so wonderful! I've been in love with the Peas in a Pod since I saw them. So adorable! and the other doll is awesome too. Congrats on the 2yr mark and a completed film :]

Munchanka said...

Cute Dani! Those peas always get the hugest laughs and "aww"s.

lillian said...

I can't wait to see the movie! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work, it's absolutely lovely!

Sara Ellis said...

Oh my gosh. Those peas are so cute tears just got squeezed out of my eyes.

I am so excited for these, especially the short.

Bill Robinson said...

TS3 and Day and Night were AWESOME. Pixar really nailed it again. LOVED the peas!!

nickwatson said...

really nice!

Bobby Chiu said...

dynamic duo! You and James are awesome. Can't wait to see the movie. It's so great to see you do your thing Dani!!

J said...

You did such an amazing job on these. I'm so proud of you Dani.
The world at large will finally get to see the magic.
You're a beast.

Dani said...

Thank you so much, Gray!

Thanks, Kendra!

Aww! You're too sweet, Austin!

Yay Lillian! Thank you!

Thanks, Sara! I think you'll enjoy both!

Thanks, Bill! I'm so glad you liked them! I can't wait for everyone else to see.

Thank you, Nick!

Hey Bobby! Thanks, man! Same to you and Kei! Yay, power-couples!

Thanks, J! You are THE best!

Colin Jack said...

great drawings great book

Matt J said...

Great to see the work you did on the film Dani- hope there's more in the book?

Dani said...

Thanks, Colin!
Glad you like the book!

Hey Matt!
There is a just little bit more of mine in the book and a whole lot of other people's awesome work! Dice's colour script is amazing! And James has a lot of sequences in it!

Jenny said...

So incredibly charming, Dani. I especially love the pencil sketches of Dolly! And the peas! I had those peas!

michaelamos said...

Amazing work!
Love the peas in the pod designs and drawings. I have already ordered my copy of the book and can't wait to see the film!

Dani said...

Jenny, you had peas in a pod? That's pretty great! I wish I had...
Thanks for coming by!

Thanks, Michael! You only have to wait one more week before the film! (I recommend not looking at the book before - spoilers).

michaelamos said...

sounds like a good idea! I will resist looking through the book before seeing the film... (it will be hard, but I shall be strong!)

smita said...

Congratulations Dani - this is amazing! The movie was beautiful! You guys must be so proud - Huge props to you!

Jamie said...

Saw Toy Story 3, and it really was fantastic! Congrats to you and your team!

Taylor Krahenbuhl said...

Those peas are super super charming Daniela, fantastic work.

Federico said...

these works made on Toy Story 3 are wonderful... I loved the opening short (STUNNING!!!best Pixar short so far) and the Movie, This is in my opinion the best episode of the trilogy. I think I'll buy 'the art of' as soon as I can.

Greetings

Federico

Mattias said...

the peas are truly wonerful

Maya Shavzin said...

those peas are by far the cutest thing in the universe. damnit, they're the real stars of the movie!
since their first milisecond on screen, my life goals were: a) get the toy and b) find out who's responsible for their brain-exploding cuteness.
check.. and check!!