Thursday, July 26, 2007


I'm out on vacation visiting my wifes family. Posts will be leaner than usuall for a few weeks. so how about this? 10 min artrage.

St. Louis is hot hot hot and humid, makes for some great cloud formations. These things are massive thunderheads forming over the city. This is inspired from what I've seen.

Mandrews out!


Blogger Dave said...

Looks really nice! I hear a lot of great things about Artrage - what do you think? Enjoy your vacation :)

9:13 AM  
Blogger mnmears said...

Have a great trip and enjoy that family time! You deserve a good respite after pulling off that miracle production schedule ...
Wishing you only the best, Leo

12:22 PM  
Blogger Benjamin De Schrijver said...

How do you like Artrage? I've toyed around with it and got some nice results, but I've never actually painted before outside of maybe when I was a toddler. So how do you feel it compares to other software and actual painting?

1:27 PM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

Dave---- artrage is pretty cool so far. i've just played with the free version. just ordered the one with all the bells and whistles so we'll see.

mnmears---- thanks Leo.

Mandrews out!

6:56 PM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

Benjamin---- It works real well outside if you like to do quick studies. you have to work in a shaded enviro or get a non glare screen. I find I have to adjust the colors when I get back inside because the sunlight washes out the colors on the screen. but it beats getting messy and is fast.

Mandrews out

6:06 PM  
Blogger JV IS TIZ!!! PIXAR said...

Mark Andrews - Just wait until you come to Texas, it's really, really hot hot hot and humid! ;)

Enjoy your vacation with your family! :) and keep making great Pixar movies! :)

6:23 AM  
Blogger Ricardo Delgado said...


I don't know if we've met, but I did some vis dev on Incredibles and I wanted to write in and tell you how much I think of your work. Don't know how this blogging stuff works, so I'll just write in my address below.


Ricardo Delgado

12:43 PM  
Blogger Jeremy Spears said...

Cool Mark, your a plein air kind of guy ehhh? Nice colors, looks very bright and cheery there, a perfect place for a battle to take place. Have a great rest of your vacation!

9:02 AM  
Blogger Stephan said...

Hey Mandrews!

How's that samurai book coming along! I've been waiting long for that to come out!!!


-Stephan Sol

4:41 AM  
Blogger Rohit said...

Hey Mandrews!

I'm a big fan of ArtRage myself.

Really helps to understand how colors mix sometimes. Unlike other software, it's easier for interesting accidents to happen - just like real paint!

Good to see that you're enjoying your break.

Au revoir.

2:41 AM  
Blogger Ramses said...

Great Paints!

10:14 PM  
Blogger Stephan said...

OW! I heard you on the Spline Cast btw! But the thing I don't really get is the pitching story. I mean, isn't just the same as it used to be, but now it's on 1 screen instead of working on a big board? And what's that pitching programme you guys were talking about?


12:24 PM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

Stephan----- pitching on a big boards has its issues the biggest one being that the director can scan ahead thats an issue- point two is that the scene is pre judged by how many panels it is because you can easily see the amount, also an issue. Point three- story boards on a board are drawn and staged to be seen several rows back whcich is not relative to how they are actaully going to be seen on the screen therefore no context or an unreal context, a big issue. when it comes to staging and clarity it is compromised when pitching on a board. it is not when pitching on a big screen.

By pitching on the screen you also present the sequence the way it will be seen-no scanning ahead- no prejudging scene because of board count- this is a big deal. its all about context.

I cant tell you about the boarding software because its proprietary. sorry.

Mandrews out

1:26 PM  
Blogger Laurin C. said...

Really neat! I love seeing the textures so clearly.
I've never heard of ArtRage... I ought to check that ought.

The paintings are clear and really great, but in my opinion they might be a bit more stunning if there was more of a variety of color in at least the clouds (cuz sometimes there's a hint of violet in the blue, or some green in the white, etc). this is already so nice to look at, but i feel it also could've been nudged onward a little more!

1:09 AM  
Blogger Cartoon Creators said...

Cool work, nice shading on the clouds

10:17 AM  
Blogger SHANE PRIGMORE said...

Oh hell yeah man! way cool . Have a great vacation. You better be making your movie when you get back because I want to see it!

2:13 PM  
Blogger Thomas von Kummant said...

i love the way you simplify things, to tell something!!

5:06 PM  
Blogger Urban Barbarian said...

Enjoy the break! When you return let's see some sword action!

12:14 PM  
Blogger Nicki said...

Hey Mark,
Remember me? Julie from CalArts. I wanted to tell you how inspirational reading your blog and looking at your work is to me.
Thanks for sharing.
email me when you get a chance,

1:36 AM  

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