Tuesday, February 6, 2007

more old stuff - Brother Bear



Before the completion of Lilo & Stitch, I moved over to work on Brother Bear - the last traditional animated movie that I worked at Disney. I worked as a background stylist from early development all the way through the production - trying hard to adapt oil painting style - sort of painterly plein airish - to the BG production. - the rest is history.















72 comments:

Ben Mauro said...

absolutely fantastic! thanks for posting these.

Leo Liu @ work said...

您是长沙人?
叹。老乡。

laojie - painter said...

是长沙老乡。您也是?:-D

Leo Liu @ work said...

极喜欢您的作品!最为震撼的是在这样出色的动画电影中有老乡的一份力。祝福你!

Nathan Fowkes said...

We were oooing and aaahhing over this work over at dreamworks when the "art of" book came out.

Jared Shear said...

WOW, these are absolutely beautiful!

singinghawk said...

Wow! I am honored that you visited my site. I think your work is quite superb -- you have been a favorite-- and I hope you don't mind that I've linked your blog on my site. Your landscapes and portraiture are simply breathtaking!

SILVER KNIGHT said...

Master Jie! Thanks for sharing these magnificent paintings. truly inspiring! Hoping to work with you again someday! ;)

Arree Chung said...

holly cow batman. you're amazing!

laojie - painter said...

Thanks to you all for stopping by!

Steve Chon said...

wow!!! you are amazing sir. have you ever thought of teaching?

laojie - painter said...

Thanks for your comment, Steve. As a matter of fact, I had taught in colleges, well, long time ago. I am thinking about conducting some workshops sometime in the future.

Steve Chon said...

well, when you do, please let me know.

Mike Stanislavsky said...

thanks so much for sharing these! what is the process on these? Everything in oil? Do you reference your plein-air studies for these?

hans bacher said...

s t u n n i n g !

Sho Masanao Katayama said...

I knew you from the art book of Brother Bear.
Your paintings are just amazing.

lanfeng3d said...

又看到新图了!每次看到你的图都非常激动!我欣赏你的色调控制,冷暖对比!
 你给我的信我收到了!十分感谢你的鼓励!以后还要请您多指教!

Armand Serrano said...

Fantastic works Jie! It's good to see your blog and all the amazing and very inspiring pieces you did. Brought back a lot of great memories, my friend. I'm linking you up. Take care and regards to Arden, Tom and the rest of the gang up there in BlueSky. Keep in touch.

laojie - painter said...

Thanks a lot to all for your stopping by and your kind words. I am quite humbled.
- Armand, it was great hear from you again after a long while since we parted at the swamp. I have seen your recent work in you blog and web - amazing and impressive stuff! Keep it up my friend!

A. Riabovitchev said...

FANTASTIC!!!One of the best from hand drawing films!:o)

Randy Bantog said...

this work is incredibly breathtaking. i am a huge fan.

Marco Bucci said...

Seeing more of this work is somewhat of a dream come true. I fell in love with it as soon as the Brother Bear book came out. Just got home from a painting session, and the first thing I like to do is look at your work again!

laojie - painter said...

thanks marco for your kind words. keep up good work! :-)

Laura Braga said...

Hi.
I Found your blog.
The backgrounds you posted are really awesome. My best compliments.
And it was amazing to find you worked on Lilo e Stitch, one of my best Disney Movies !!

Laura :)

Hethe Srodawa said...

You are my favorite landscape painter ever! Your work is not only masterful but it hits me just right.

laojie - painter said...

Thank you Laura and Hethe!

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful work.

Anonymous said...

Wow, incredible work! I've been a fan of your paintings for ages now since I've seen them in 'art of' books, it's awesome that you're sharing more great work on this blog, cheers!

Anonymous said...

vraiment incroyable
truly beautifull art.

Anonymous said...

Stunning work. Blue Sky is lucky to have you.

laojie - painter said...

Hi all, Thanks very much for visiting and for your kind words. I am humbled!

Anonymous said...

Great work! How do I find out when will you consider teaching?

Mark McDonnell said...

You're work is completely INCREDIBLE. You sense of color and LIGHTING . . .where to hit hilites and/or saturated color is nothing less than beautiful. Thank you for posting these . . you are an AMAZING colorist, designer, and artist all wrapped up into one. Thanks for sharing,

MAC

Ken said...

stunning!

ken :D

Felix Lim said...

Thanks for posting these and being such an inspiration for young artist like me.
I really admire your artistry.

Sam Nielson said...

This art blows my mind. I'm sort of depressed now after looking through it, actually.

Andy Murray said...

This is an astoundingly great collection of work. I have so much to learn from these paintings. Thank you!

Unknown said...

Stunning!!

DOGJAUSREILY said...

wow, fantistico, incredible, wonderful… brilliant without a doubt. a matchless work. brave brave Bravo!

turcios curriculum said...

FANTÁSTICO ARTE!!! AQUÍ SEGUIRÉ MIRANDO.
UN ABRAZO!

victoriaying said...

wow, these are so incredible, thanks for posting

Jorge Restrepo H. said...

wonderful.!! beautiful landscapes!

benjamin trobat -cartoonist- said...

beautifull paintings! i dont really have words to express how fantastic these pintures are!!! do you give classes????
please visit my blog, see ya, benjamin trobat :)

Vladimir Bursać said...

Absolutely brilliant!

Thanks for sharing these masterpieces.

Joseph Sapulich said...

These are stunning. Each is a master course in painting.

Dominic Bugatto said...

Wonderful work.

Flávia Leitão said...

Just amazing!!!! Your work is fantastic!!

N/A said...

Great stuff!!

Anonymous said...

fantastic art! one question what specific medium did you use for thse stunning works? more power!!

Marcos Mateu said...

Fantastic artwork! they could either finish the movie or just show these on the screen for an hour! Great stuff!

Anonymous said...

amazing work indeed!
About colorkey,, where you working with occlusions or storyboard? Sometimes it is so detailed... So I ask the question... :)

k' said...

I can't say nothing just that : °__°

Raghu Gopalan said...

great works..!!!

:D

Anonymous said...

totally breathtaking.. please post more!

NICOLAS P. VILLARREAL said...

Your work is unbelievable jie! Its fantastic and very inspiring . I have seen your stuff all over and Im very glad I found your blog.

Salud!!!

Emmanuelle.Walker said...

Stunning colors and light! Those concepts are just amazing! I was touched by the colors when I saw the film, now I know where it came from :)

Sauro Quaglia said...

WOW!
Yours work are amazing! You have an enviable sense of color. Compliments!

Matthew Lau said...

beautiful stuff.. amazing

Hrishikesh said...

phenomenal :)

Zaff said...

kiaaaa !!!

wow my head !!!!

Javi Recio said...

awesome, i really love your work!!!!

Celso Mathias said...

VERY GOOD! WE ARE GENIUS!!!!HUGS

EL GRANDE said...

Amazing!!!

Peace,
Joe y Elio

Unknown said...

Wow,

your work is insane!

Dag said...

great works for a great animation movie!!!
I really like the atmosphere (dunno if we say like that in English^^) of your works

Raul Avila said...

muy buen uso del color en escenografias....y gamas bien entonadas...

raúl

Damion009 said...

OK dude!!! WOW!!! people can go there hole live with out seeing something this good. simply beautiful!!!

laojie - painter said...

Thanks very much to you all who had stopped by this site and for all your kind comments! I am humbled!

George RED said...

I admire your works)) they are incredibly beautiful))! these concepts as much love and warmth. that you can admire them forever))))

Unknown said...

These are amazing! Were you inspired or influenced by the group of seven painters? The red/orange forest paintings reminds me of Tom Thomson. Beautiful stuff!

K said...

I like your use of perspective. And love your love of shadow.

Amanda Olivia said...

WOOOW!!! MESMERISING!