Saturday, 28 February 2015

Cow Boys (1997)

This is a selection of some cow boys I did long ago (1997), they are quite special to me.
I'll tell you an anecdote. At the beginning of the production of  "The Road to Eldorado" I hung them on the wall of the bellows of my desk, I was (and still I am) quite proud of these doodles.
I remember how much I struggled (as an animator) on my first scene of Tulio (one of the characters of the movie) before I could get ready to show it to one of the directors, Will Finn , for approval.
Now... the old  DreamWorks animation department (in some parts of it) was set as an open-space, my desk was placed close to the "approvals area".
"That" day I was wasting time bothering colleagues, when I got back at my desk Tom Owens told me: " hey Claudio, just a few minutes ago Will Finn saw your cow boys and he liked them very much", I thought...WOW.... to be valued by the guy who animated Iago in Aladdin sounded surreal to me, with that knews Tom made my day, thanks Tom.
One year later when I left the Studio I gave the originals to Will, it's a great, great pleasure  hearing knews from him time to time.
Thinking about that era I've the feeling I could put in my production work just a tiny part of what I could really do (for several reasons) but sure I feel lucky for have been able to  interact with such incredibly talented artists.


Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Viva Cavandoli

Here my homage for " Viva Cavandoli " a splendid initiative promoted by M.U.S.I.L of Rodengo Saiano, Brescia (Italy). I'm looking forward to seeing my work at the exibition that will take place on April 10.

L'Almanacco del Giorno Dopo


Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Friday, 23 January 2015

Art To Heart 2015


I'm really glad I could take part of this splendid initiative promoted by Ronnie del Carmen, Ricky Nierva, Freddie Sulit and the Art to Heart team.
Art to Heart: Philippine Typhon Relief Found raised over $ 30.000, it was a real success.
I wished I could be in SF to join the fabulous group of artists that made this possible.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Celeste - Opening Song

I just finished another song for a tv series that doesn't exist ( or I may say "that never existed").
I feel luky for have been able to have the beautiful voice of Alessandra Congiu in it.
A special thanks goes also to Stefano Farci and Piero Tonin for helping me.
You can see the clip HERE