Thursday, August 9, 2007

"Look Dad, I Drew Learning!"

So I haven't been around much lately. We just finished writing a treatment for the feature we are working on and that has taken up a lot of my time. Writing is hard.

Before that I was at the ComiCon in San Diego. Now, I'm not into comic books, I really don't know much about them to tell you the truth. I still have fun though, because there is usually a booth there with old illustration art, and that's where I usually spend most of my time. I saw a couple of cool Robert McGinnis originals (they weren't that old), and a great Joyce Ballantyne pin-up painting, and a ton of other more obscure pieces. I like being able to see the things up close, where you can kind of see how they were done. I'm the world's worst painter; I'll admit it right now, so I respect a good painting when I see it. I'll still look around at everything else, because there is a lot of weirdness there, but I like looking for the good art. I found a lot of great art there. I found a lot of really crappy stuff too, but I was impressed with how good the good stuff was.
Apart from that there are a lot of parties, which are fun, and seeing people I haven't seen in a while, which is cool too.

I've been a "professional artist” for over 20 years now, and my son did this drawing when he was five. It’s more fun and entertaining than pretty much everything I’ve ever been paid to draw.






The title of this post is what he said when he handed it to me:

“Look Dad, I drew learning!”

He drew learning in more ways than one.

12 comments:

hughart03 said...

Joooooonoir! Great picture. HAVE to put that on a wall. Those darn kids...Had fun hanging out a bit at the Con. Tristan has already asked to go back next year. Don't be a stranger....

Chris Sauve said...

I have it framed and on my wall at work. I'm going to put Tristans Bigfoot drawing up at work too. I'm also going to book a room at that swanky hotel of yours for Shannon's birthday. What would the con be without hanging out with the real Joooniour? I'll be strange but not a stranger.....

SHANE PRIGMORE said...

That is hillarious. GENIOUS!

craig wilson said...

Hi guy, I just "linked-jumped" to you> (there's an obscene aspect to that!)

Have you got the boy flipping pages yet? I could use a clean-up artist...

Li'l Mouse said...

Awwwww, sweet! At first I thought you drew it - it kinda looks like your ruffs do!


Harharharharharhar!

Okay, just joking.

Biggggg Chris!!!

Hey, my daughter started hockey on monday. it'll be her second season of playing in a fun league. I'm gonna have her learn some of those moves in the movie "Slapshot"!

Yeah, babbbbbyyyyyy!

Chris Sauve said...

My roughs never looked as good as that.

It's cool your daughter is playing hockey, especially before her big teeth come in. Although, I think you might want to watch the movie Slapshot before you teach her some of the "moves" that are in it. Unless you want to teach her how to drink, swear, beat people up, and... umm, well, maybe you should go watch the movie.

Anonymous said...

Chris,

It's Sandro Cleuzo here, from Disney's Home on the Range. How are you? I have just found your Blog and I was shocked to learn about your heart problem. I am glad you are fine now.
I was wondering where you were working at and how you were doing.

Chris Sauve said...

Hi Sandro, it's nice to hear from you! I am doing just fine. For the last three years I was at a studio called ReelFx, who are based in Dallas, but we had a studio in Pasadena. I was doing some animation supervision and some visual development. I've spent the last couple of years doing story, which is cool. I was the head of story on a William Joyce feature that they were developing, then we were allowed to develop a feature idea from scratch, which we did, and got it to a treament before the studio relocated. Right now I'm at Ken Duncan's studio (Duncanstudio) dusting the cobwebs off my animating skills. I trust you are doing well? I hope so. What are you up to? Thanks for saying hi!

TotalD said...

He is better than I am.

Noelani said...

Thanks for writing this.

Hobo Divine said...

I am learning so much from this "...Drew Learning!"
This is the best!

One day when I am rich enough and have a big backyard I hope to own one of these animals!

Peace

~ HOBO DIVINE

Exit said...

Hey there Mr. Sauve.

I hate to post about this on a personal post, but I'm an animation student at Kingston university. For our final year we're supposed to write a dissertation and I chose to do mine about design in contemporary cartoons. I'd really like to ask you some questions about when you worked as a director on My Life as a Teenage Robot. Would it be okay for me to get your email to send you some questions? (Or another way to contact you if you don't want to give me your email.)

Thanks for your time.