Thursday, February 25, 2010

26th Worldwide Sketch Crawl this Saturday

Hi everyone!

Just a gentle reminder that this Saturday is Sketch Crawl day and we will be meeting at the Promenade area where the water fountains are @ KLCC Park between 10.30am-11am. For those who have confirmed their attendance, thank you and looking forward to seeing you there. For those who've attended the previous Sketch Crawls but is unaware/or didn't catch the update posts about this Saturday, hope you'd like to participate in the fun again and join us at KLCC Park.
So get your journals & stationary ready for serious drawing time!

Cheers! And thanks to the Brew for this heads up! Looking forward to anything Sylvain Chomet churns out!

16 comments:

Ken said...

whoo! I worked on that film... hope its in a cinema down your way some point

Sandra Khoo said...

WOW WOW,Ken! I am sooo envious! Wish I where located in Europe so I can have the opportunity to work on such wonderful projects! Sadly,I don't think it will be coming down to my cinemas. Like Triplettes, its a special feature and only the die hard/hard core animation fanatics like myself will look further to get our hands on to the show.

Ken said...

You'll have to move to Europe then! hehe

Sony Pictures Classics just picked it up for distribution in the USA, I guess if it gets enough momentum it may lead to a South East Asian release? Its a shame if it doesn't... its always good to see these things on the big screen. Failing that, I heard its gonna be released in Japan, so if youre desperate take a wee trip!

Sandra Khoo said...

I'd love to if I could. If only to work on a project. And the exchange rate is working against me in terms of expenditure. But overall, I adore the animation,publishing ...anything artsy that's been coming out lately from there.
Weelll, hope it does come out in the US, at least when I'm there. Planning a holiday trip to the States real soon. I am itching to get my hands on a lot of rare cartoons that's not been sold here.

Ken said...

I hear ya about the exchange rate. Europe aint cheap. Apply for a job somewhere, worth a shot! Yeh Europe definetly has some interesting stuff going on, and a strong history of amazing comic art, been getting more into it myself recently. I think I read its gonna be released towards the end of the year in the States, so you might just catch it.

Sandra Khoo said...

Hehehe, I'd love to if I could. There is always that danger of leaving and never returning. :)I certainly know I'm always gonna be flat broke if I ever hit Europe. There's too many awesome art,comics,film,music etc. out there that I'd want to own. Prob be better off working a barter system with the employer. My toil and sweat in exchange for all the goodies I want. *grins*
Oh,end of the year issit? *Howl* That's such a long way away.

Ken said...

Whats stopping you? Theres plenty of companies in Europe and some exciting things going on although the industry isnt as huge as North America. And just think, you could then take all that you learn back to Malaysia and improve the industry over there. haha, well theres an idea. Working for comics, dvds and books instead of money. The other option is to get a high paying job!

Sandra Khoo said...

I can't leave for long periods due to my responsibilities here and cos I am committed to a few projects already. But I'd jump at any opportunity that allows me to participate in any creative projects coming out of Europe.
Indeed, a higher paying job would be just dandy, if they're available for grabs, hehehe! What are you working on now?

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Ken said...

Ah gotya. Well Im sure those projects are exciting too right? I went freelance after working on the film... just doing character design and concept art. Its hard work, getting established, but Im hoping it works out ok! Had enough of doing actual animation (well.. inbetweening and clean up!), I enjoyed working on the film, but it was very hard work. Pre-production is much more fun :D Hey if you havent seen it already, check out Peter De Seve's book "a sketchy past" - I just got mine. Awesome book!

Sandra Khoo said...

Excellent! I'll check it all out when I get to SDCC in July. So many goodies to keep up!
I hope all the best to ya too! Yea, working freelance gives you more access to work on many other projects and u don't get tied down to just one though the work is stable. I've basically been working freelance throughout my entire career since graduating. Allows me freedom to explore other mediums as well as working on my own stuff. Its fun though very challenging and prompt me to learn on my own without the benefit of a fix team to bounce ideas and inspirations from.
Most def, pre-prod rocks!

Ken said...

I agree! Thats one of the main reasons I went freelance. I didnt want to be restricted on the type of projects I could work on. Also It means I can work across industries, from games to animation. I found working for one company, you are also contractually binded and so if you have any creative drive it can kill it. The last place I worked for owned my soul! Im fairly new to the freelance world though, so if you have any tips, I would love to hear em!

In case youre interested the offical Illusionist website is up:

http://www.lillusionniste-lefilm.com/#/home

Hope youre French is good though! hehe

Sandra Khoo said...

Absolutely! However,wouldn't mind selling my soul for a spell if only to work with the likes of Miyazaki,Sylvain Chomet,Brad Bird or the likes, hehehe! You're asking tips from me?!? My goodness, I think you should have more than ample experience in the field and in your credentials for any freelance gig. One of the few things I'd advice is only work with clients you know you can count on and trust. Prior to agreeing to any project...agree on the fees and deadlines, always try to sit down with the clients earlier on in discussions,getting all the ideas,designs and approvals down into paper before proceeding to any final works. This helps to ensure yourself & your client are on the same track and understanding. Will def save you so much time,hassles and changes later on. Always good to sign a black n white so it'll guarantee your receiving payment by the end of it all and for your own documentation. I always like to request for a 50% upfront fee prior to start up so I know I'm not wasting any time on just mere words. Works well for first time clients you're not familiar with.

Oh and thanks so much for the link! Hehehe, I can't speak french to save myself even if am still learning. But nothing will stop me from a good animation product. WOO!

Cheers! :D

Ken said...

Haha sure, I dont mind selling my soul for a while for a good reason... And those names are good reasons!

Nahhh not really, Im really new to freelancing, and kind of making it up as I go along. So far so semi-good lol. Thats good advice! Thanks for that. I guess it comes down to being organised and setting out in stone whats needed at the start... it gets annoying when clients start changing their minds about what they want half way through. Ever deal with anal clients? Can be annoying, but hey they are paying :) The upfront payment thing is a good call... I should do that. I think my main problem with freelancing is keeping the jobs coming in. I guess in time, the ball will get rolling and things will start to fall into place!

Yeh my french is very lacking these days. I really want to learn it now so I can work in some amazing French companies - they look for people who can speak the language...

Going to see the film in two weeks! Cant wait...

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Sandra Khoo said...

Hehehe,yea. We all have to prepare ourselves for the unexpected and whatever alterations called for at the last minute.
Sounds like a good start to your freelance adventure,hehe! Just remember to always look out for yourself. Yea,it can be a while to build up a list of clienteles but if you keep performing and delivering well,on time and within their budget, they'll always come back to you. You're very talented, I'm sure you won't have any probs.
Yes,French is my downfall especially with the pronunciations. Am trying to pick both French and Japanese and the progress has been very slow. Always helps to know the language for better relationship ties with your clients or co-workers.
Awesome! Tell me how it goes if you have the time. :) I'm looking forward to catching it myself, hopefully during my trip overseas come July if its available. :)