Thursday, July 29, 2010

Buzz, Woody and George

Here is one of the first tasks I was given at Pixar about 9 years ago. George Lucas was accepting what I believe was an AFI award and Pixar wanted to congratulate him on the back cover of the printed program book. The mandate was to mix George's and Pixar's worlds, and as the cloaked Buzz and Woody Jedi idea was going nowhere, and my favorite Lucas movie is American Graffiti, I pitched this "cruisin" concept.
Since Woody wears a cowboy hat I originally tried putting him in Bob Falfa's black '55 Chevy but it ultimately felt too obscure compared to John Milner's iconic yellow Deuce Coupe sporting the THX plate.
It was a quick and fun painting but was published in black and white with a printing glitch causing it to be reproduced in low-res, so this is the first appearance of the piece as it was intended.

Acrylic 8 1/2X 11

--Starchie

11 comments:

Lois2037 said...

This is perfect! Plus, I really needed a smile today. Thanks.

Mike said...

This is wonderful! American Graffiti doesn't get enough love these days. Thanks for posting!

Tjeerd said...

That's amazing. Did you ever get a reaction from Lucas?

I would love to see some more of your Pixar-work!

Santi said...

just wonderful

Jack said...

That's pretty fun for a first task at a new job!

Unkiedev said...

You are a well accomplished individual, Mr. Spudnoggin.

Did you get to do more promotional art?

mari said...

eu simplesmente amei!

David Cousens said...

I love Buzz's expression, it's perfect.

Postcard Friend said...

Just amaizing : )

CirOlmo said...

Beautiufull!!!

Shonti said...

WOW!!!! So colorfull. i love your work