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Postby Mitch » Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:18 am

Thank you very much for your kind words, everyone!! I really appreciate them. :D

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I still draw....

http://mitch-el.deviantart.com/gallery/

I still animate, too....

http://Mitch-el.deviantart.com/art/Boun ... -130845935

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Even though it doesn't look like there's much that's been added to my gallery since that Russell composition (featured above), I've been drawing more than you think, or, at least, as often as time permits (and when I feel like it, which is usually every night [I draw better at night, for some reason]). So far, the latest character that I absolutely love to draw is Roger Rabbit. I can't believe I waited over ten years to sketch him.... *shakes head*

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Postby Badger » Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:20 pm

You know, as much as I love art, I've never really looked up to someone, yet you managed to do that to me. I look up to you. Really do. :)

Some people say that cute things can't possibly get any cuter, but you've just proven it to me with your drawings of Russell. Seriously, I've never seen someone portray him so adorable like you do.

I believe I praised you on DeviantART too - I'm Ribbedebie.

Keep it up! :D

I love your Remy id, too: he looks so dang cute like that. Reminds me to watch Ratatouille again.
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Postby DocKenobi » Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:35 pm

Mitch? What are you doing here!? You're not supposed to be around these parts anymore.

Nice stuff, that Roger Rabbit one is insane.
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Postby Mitch » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:38 am

Badger - Oh, yes! I remember you from deviantArt! It's nice to see you here on Pixar Planet! Welcome to the site! :D

Aww, gee. Well, thank you very much! I find it rather odd that people look up to me from an artistic stand-point, as I don't much like my work, but I'm very honored and humbled by it at the same time. So, once again, thank you!! *hugs*

DocKenobi - Ha! Yeah, I've become rather notorious for being the resident "ghost" of Pixar Planet. I pop in; I pop out. It's ridiculous. I'll get back into the habit of visiting this site frequently one of these days, though.

Thank you very much, by the way! I appreciate it. :D

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Just to prove to everyone that I'm stil alive, here are a few compositions that I've done recently:

Young Carl Fredricksen -

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Jessie -

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Bolt Sketches -

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Hiccup and Toothless -

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The drawing of young Carl Fredricksen was done for my good friend, ffdude1906. He was feeling down one day, so I decided to draw him something. Needless to say, I got a bit carried away, and ended up with a composition that took me a total of seven hours to complete, give or take -- the longest amount of time that I've ever spent on a drawing. It was drawn traditionally and colored digitally with Photoshop CS2.

The Jessie composition was also drawn traditionally and colored in Photoshop, and was done for Lee Unkrich (who is on Twitter). I think I should have spent more time on this one....

It took forever to get Bolt to look on-model, but I think my efforts were worth it... sort of. More practice, I need.

Regarding my efforts to draw Hiccup and Toothless, the results were less than note-worthy, but I had fun sketching them out!


All in all, I think that I'm improving....

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Postby Archibald » Sun Apr 11, 2010 3:39 pm

Hey Mitch ! Good to see some drawings from you again. Impressive work, particularly on Carl and Jessie :)
All in all, I think that I'm improving....

You must be kidding, right ? I think I told you the same thing before, but I'll say it again anyway : if you go way back in this thread, you won't believe it's the person who did these drawings. It's amazing to see how you improved in only a few years. That shows your determination and hard work.

Way to go, Mitch :wink:
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Postby skunklover » Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:43 pm

Those are really good! I like Young Carl Fredrickson and Jessie ( I could never draw them in my life! People are so hard.) he looks just like he does in the movie! And your sketches of Bolt are so adorable. :D
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Postby Mitch » Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:23 pm

Archibald - Hello there, Archibald! It's nice to talk to you again, Sir. How have you been? :)

Yes, I was kidding regarding that comment. Ha-ha. I do see the improvement, even though I'm still not entirely pleased with my work. Sometimes I'll look back at my old drawings and laugh at how bad they are. One of the reasons why I prefer to save my juvenile sketches is so as I may keep track of my progress.

Thank you very much for the kind words! I really do appreciate them. :D

skunklover - I never thought that I would be able to draw people either, but I'm slowly getting better at it and am loving it! Keep practicing, and you'll be able to overcome the same obstacles! ;)

Thank you very much for the compliments! You're too kind.

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Postby thedriveintheatre » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:36 am

It's so cool you're back with more! You're a constant inspiration to the community here for sure. :)

I love your rendering on Campfire Tales, and it's great you may have found your calling as a lighting director (though judging from your other works, character design and animator wouldn't be out of the question, either!). Love the subtle expression, that fleeting moment when he reveals one of the movie's most poignant lines.

Young Carl has to be your best colouring effort yet! I swear, it looks like it's from a glossy comic book. You mentioned you coloured it digitally, but it looks like watercolour to me! How did you achieve this effect (Was it a special brush? Or just lots of render layers?)? I'm sure Chris would've loved it!

The Jessie portrait ain't bad either. Nothing to complain here. Did Lee-like-it? :)

I have to agree with you your Bolt doodles need more work. Something seems off about them... perhaps his nose is too big? Anyway, that's more I can say, since I absolutely stink at drawing animal characters! :lol:

Hiccup looks cool, but a little generic. Maybe you could choose a pose which would reveal more of his goofy character? I do love your half-completed sketch of Toothless! He looks like a cat! I'd really love to see you complete that, or try another pose. He has a very sinewy, limber look to him, I think Chris or someone else described him like a panther. I haven't tried Toothless, because a) I'm a chicken b) I'm in the midst of another piece and want to complete it before I embark on some HTTYD fanart. But I can't wait to try! Looks like a fun character to render.

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Postby Mitch » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:19 pm

thedriveintheatre - First and foremost, thank you very much for your input, especially in regards to critique! Goodness knows I tend to receive a surplus of compliments and a minimal amount of "correctional" comments, so I thank you for taking the time to pinpoint what errors you think you've caught. :D

Yes, indeed. I always admired how shots were lit in films, but pursuing a career as a lighting artist didn't strike me as optional at first because I was so focused on the aspects of the film-making industry (in animation) that were more... "pronounced" or well-known, as it where, such as animation, storyboarding, and character design. The lighting department, although just as important as any other aspect of a film crew, is one that I see as kind of... being in the background, which is exactly where I prefer to be when working on a group project. As for a character designer or an animator, I would love to be one, but I don't think that I'm cut out for it -- I don't have that... specific talent to be a designer, and I've never truly had the drive to do animation on a daily basis. I appreciate the compliments, though!

Many thanks to you for the kind words on that "Campfire Tales" piece. Whenever I look at it I feel that I could have worked on it more, but I'm glad that people like it.

The Carl composition looks like it was rendered in watercolor to you, eh? That's interesting. I simply used regular paint brushes in Photoshop and then went over most of the strokes with the "Blur" tool so as to soften the edges where color met color. I also used varying weights for both the "Brush" and "Blur" tools.
Concerning layers, I believe that I only used two in total. I'm one of those people who hates using millions of layers in a composition, so I try to do everything in just two or even one layer(s). I'll probably end up adding more as I become more skilled artistically, though.
Ha-ha. Yes, Chris did like it, and I'm glad that I was able to put a smile on his face!

Mr. Unkrich never did respond to the Jessie drawing, but I don't really mind, seeing as I just have fun drawing in general. He's a busy guy. ;)

Good! I like to hear that! Critique is always welcome! I think that Bolt's nose is too small in the left sketch and too crooked in the one on the right; plus, the angles are a bit odd, so that threw me off. More practice, I need!

Hmm. Generic, you say. I think you're right. I was just starting out, so I didn't intend for it to be a drop-dead gorgeous sketch, but I concur in that it's too plain. I'm going to practice drawing him more and putting him in different (and full-body) poses to as to try to get the hang of sketching humans.

Really? How funny. I'm not really that crazy about the Toothless sketch, but I'm glad that you like it! I'll probably never finish that particular drawing, but I might do a completely different one of him to color. We'll see.

Oh, you should give it a shot! I'd love to see your rendition of Toothless! :D

Once again, thank you very much for the comments and critique! It is most appreciated. ;)

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Re: Mitch's Art

Postby Mitch » Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:29 pm

Gosh, I need to update this thread so bad....

I do still draw. This account needs to be updated, too:

http://mitch-el.deviantart.com/#

I'll post some actual art on here later. Ha.

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Re: Mitch's Art

Postby Leirin » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:17 pm

The Randall piece is so charming!
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Re: Mitch's Art

Postby Mitch » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:28 pm

Leirin - Aww. Thank you so much!!

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Below are a number of drawings that I've done... fairly recently (the Randall one is the most recent of the batch). You can find more stuff on my deviantArt account. If you think that I've drawn a lot of Once-ler then you are making a gross understatement -- I've drawn well over 100 Once-lers, and there's no way I'm uploading them all here, especially since most of them suck. Heh.
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Re: Mitch's Art

Postby Nexas » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:29 pm

Mitch? 0_0 Remy's Mitch?
...Well then again not on PP as frequent but uhh...last time I remember you weren't around as much. Me and my forgetfulness heh heh. Well (at least to me) glad to see your still around and hope your doing well!

Nice piece of Ran, you were always such a good artist...oh those cupcakes will be a bane heheh. At least it's a good bane :D
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Re: Mitch's Art

Postby Mitch » Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:45 pm

Nexas - Nexas..?! Hey, long time no talk! Yes, this is the Mitch you're thinking of. So sorry I've been away for such a long time. I think there's a message of you still sitting in my inbox that I haven't answered yet.... *facepalm*

Thank you so much for the kind comments! *hugs*
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Re: Mitch's Art

Postby K9Girl » Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:21 am

I love your art so much, Mitch. <3 Your drawings inspire me. I hope I'll someday be as good as you.
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