Should I even comment....? Too late. I already have on the other pieces so why not? I feel like this has a huge story behind it. (Not as much so as "Mount of the Immortals.") I am inclined to read what the words say... But I cannot! And I love that! You have left me trying to dive into the painting! X) Too wonderful. How are you on the Internet? Are you not in a physical art gallery somewhere?? (I cannot travel to California but if you ever came to Washington D.C. to show off... I would be there like an annoying person... Hehe.)
Thank you, Steve. Steve Burg? Are you THE Steve Burg? Judging by what is in your gallery, it is you indeed. Man, I love your work. I didn't know you were here. Very nice to meet you. I am working on the CG animated TV show of Transformers these days, and we were talking about your work with the other artists a few weeks ago. Very cool. What are you working on these days?
There are several "Steve Burgs" running around out there - and at least one of them is a criminal from what I can gather !
I think another friend of mine also works on Transformers - Jason Park - but I'm not sure if it's the CG show or some other area.
I just recently arrived at DA - but I should have done this years ago! It's a tremendous environment - and overwhelming to see all the art. It's also inspiring - once I recover from shock
Right now I'm working on a game proposal for Disney. It's fun - I hope they proceed to make the game. It's challenging and fun to dream up cool ideas - the real trick - as we all know - is getting the business and marketing executives to say "Yes"
Ah, yes, that's the trick indeed. I know Jason very well. In fact, he is working right next to me. And he was one of the guys with whom we were talking about you a while ago -only in good terms, I swear )
Jason did some terrific work - it was a strange project ("Tiberium"). I'm really an artist, not so much a manager (which art directing is, to a large degree). Hopefully I behaved myself ! So many people put their all into that project, it's really a shame it fizzled...
Currently I'm working as an artist again - I think it better suits my temperament and skills. Say howdy to Jason for me
I will. Yes, you're right about art direction. At least that's what I was afraid of when I was offered the job for the first time. But I realized doing it in different contexts that it actually depends on many things. I got to do it in some really good circumstances (like on the movie "9", although our budget was pretty limited) and some less fortunate ones (like right now on Transformers, where we have no time and no budget). But overall, I still like the fun of it all. you're also right about the tools. Eventually, all that counts, really, is your eye and your brain. Timeless tools indeed.