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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Dreamworks "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa"

In the fall of 2005 I was asked to come aboard Dreamworks/PDI to begin character design for "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa". For the next year and a half I would be on a plane flying weekly from Burbank to San Jose working with some of the industry's most talented artists such as my production designer, Kendal Cronkhite. I could not have produced the work you see before you without her encouragement and support.
I was fortunate to have worked with 2 other characters designers on the film. They are Craig Kellman and Pete Oswald. Both incredibly talented and fun to be around!

43 comments:

stutghost stut said...

I really like your art work. As I love animation movies I have found your blog. I just have seen Coraline that is a great animated film too.

savasart said...

All this artwork brings back such fond memories. If I could only build myself a time machine and travel back to 2006.

Chris Battle said...

If you think I'm gonna leave another comment telling you how awesome it is you're blogging, you're outta yer mind.

Nate said...

Amazing Andy, these are just outstanding.

-Nate

pumml said...

Amazing work! I have a feeling I'll be coming around here often.

Mukpuddy said...

Wow, your work is amazing dude!!!

Jason Scheier said...

I didn't know you had a blog Andy! These drawings are all so beautiful! Keep them coming! :)

Ben Balistreri said...

Great to see your blog Andy! Can't wait for more!

Marcos Mateu said...

Cool designs Andy! these drawings and characters in your blog sure have some energy going!

Raymond Santos said...

incredible work! very inspiring

Jackson said...

It's great to know that you are blogging! The villain designs are killer. Jackson from PDI.

Leighton Hickman said...

Hey Andy! Remember me? Great blog man, your design for Gerta is awesome. I wish her character had made it into the movie. I look forward to your next post.

Andrew Murray said...

Really awesome stuff sir.

love to see more.

Travis Lee Koller said...

I remember all this stuff. I want to be dominated by those gerta bondage drawings. Jodhpurs really do it for me.. Nice stuff. Hope you are doing well at the lower branch. I thought it was ballick though??

Jason Jones said...

Wow incredible stuff, absolutely blown away!!!!!!!

-JJ

Jason Jones said...

Absolutely Awesome stuff, totally blown away by your work!!!

pablo pablo said...

Great characters!

jay said...

i am glad you gave in to peer pressure :)

Joe said...

Amazing work! Thanks for sharing.

SHANE PRIGMORE said...

DUDE! Your blog is rad!!! I love this stuff man! Keep kicking ass!

Pete Oswald said...

Andy, it's about time. Go big.

Erik D. Martin said...

Man I love your art! The work is just outstanding. Can't wait until the next update of inspiration-o-rama

Parka said...

Cute character design. I bought the art book and it was great.

Mike Milo said...

Wow! Great stuff Andy! As always you are a gifted artist!

XAV said...

i'm so happy to discover your blog, i discovered you in the art of Madagascar, it's good to see new things here !

Hans said...

COOOL DESIGNS! Love that Madagascar style. Really great stuff all over your blog, will definitely be back for more.

Have a great weekend,

-Hans

Gulzar said...

Phew!
Blown away by those wicked sleek designs!

Keep em coming...
would love to come again and see more of stuffs!

Cheers!
G

jacks said...

WONDERFUL stuff

Richard Gaines said...

Great shapes in your characters. I wish they would have converted your character designs to traditional animation.

Destiny Wood said...

Wow, nice drawings.

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Owen Williams said...

I love this stuff!!

alexandre said...

Solid designs amd well translated into film. 5*

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Smarry said...

Amazing Andy, these are just outstanding.

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A.M.Bush said...

well I just came here randomly a 100 years later and just wanted to say these are as good as heck. I'm going to go cry now and start over.

Timothy J Lamb said...

more artwork!! put up something new! like a naked asian chick or something.

Tiago Silva said...

Great man!

Great!

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secoh2000 said...

Too cool! I purchased the concept sketch you did of alex as a cub (http://tinyurl.com/7clsgoq) through the charity auction that was recently held.

Really cool seeing the finished version of it on your blogger site! Your work is very inspirational and your sketch will be framed and hanging over my art station at my house!

Keep rocking it! :)