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A Blue Sky Evening: Creating Buck, Star of Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs


At the Society of Illustrators on September 24th, Parsons Illustration Alum Peter de Sève will lead a presentation of Blue Sky artists who will take you through the process of creating the unforgettable character Buck with a Power Point presentation and film clips. Each artist will speak about their specific area of expertise:

Peter de Sève, Character Designer
Talks about the process of design showing sketches of Buck through final design.

Mike DeFeo, Sculpting Supervisor

Describes the process of traditional sculpting referring to the Buck macquette, and the digital sculpting and 3D model evolution.

Mike Knapp, Art Director
Speaks to the design of the Lost World, color choices for the character Buck as they relate to the world as well as the fur and materials processes.

Tony Maki, Story Artist
Discusses the story boarding process with a focus on the sequences FLASHBACK and CAMPFIRE.

Galen Chu, Supervising Animator
Discusses animating the character Buck and will touch on his unique physical expressions.

The evening will close with Q & A.
$15 non-members $10 members $7 students
Thursday, September 24, 2009
6:30pm – 9:30pm
Society of Illustrators
128 East 63 Street, NY, NY

RSVP kevin@societyillustrators.org or call 212 838 2560