Tuesday, August 28, 2012

The James Lopez Interview -- Part I



TAG Interview with James Lopez

Find all TAG Interviews on the TAG website at this link

Mr. James Lopez started drawing at a tender age, and wanted to be an artist almost from the get-go ...

Although he wasn't sure he could make a career in animation (it was pretty much in a deep slumber when he was in high school), James hoped to make a go of art somewhere. For a time, he thought he might become an illustrator.

But two years at the California Institute of the Arts changed that perception. Offered a summer job by the Bluth-Sullivan studios at the end of his freshman year, his career was launched.

Mr. Lopez details those early days (and more) here in Part I of the TAG interview.

2 comments:

Christopher Sobieniak said...

Interesting to hear from someone who's not ashamed of "tracing".

Steve Hulett said...

Everybody has to start somewhere.

Animation icon Vance Gerry once told me: "Never draw what you can trace. And never trace what you can Xerox."

He was kidding, but only a little.

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