7/21/08

Totoro Project!

Well, I know that it's not exactly new news, but this is the announcement that I have been looking forward to making for some time! The website is finally complete, and I must say that it is truly an honor to be among this group of amazing artists!
What is the Totoro project? Well, briefly, it is a charity exhibition that will feature the works of some of the top talents in the industry. All of the works will be on display at Pixar studios, and later auctioned off. The proceeds for the event will go to the " Totoro Project Fund." This fund was established by the famed Oscar winning film director Hayao Miyazaki ,and was created to help save the Sayama Forest in Japan.
A book is being compiled of all of the artwork , and a select 60 pieces are going to be shown at the Cartoon Art Museum of San Francisco! This is truly an amazing event, and I am so proud to be a part of it. I would like to say thank you to Dice Tsutsumi for putting this whole show together!Dice is an incredibly talented artist, and we have been friends for many years. Also, a big thank you to the entire Totoro committee, and everyone else involved for making this happen, and for such a great cause! If you would like to check out the site, and all of the artwork just click on the Totoro picture above. Also, PLEASE donate! This is the most important thing!!!

35 comments:

andre medina said...

HOLY CRAP THIS SO AWESOME!!! love the monsters and their expressions and shapes...goddam! so awesome!

andre medina said...

man, if you had a print of this i would totally want to buy this!!!

Eric Orchard said...

Have I told you how amazing your piece is! This project has made me a big fan of yours. I'm adding a link from my blog.

Enrique Fernandez said...

A pleasure to be on the same ship as all that talented people like you. The only sad thing is not being able to be there when the show starts, to meet you all.
Maybe if there´s a next chance! (I hope!!) :)

Luky said...

you are very talented! bravo!!!

Eric Talbot said...

The expression on the dogs face is great!

geraldraws said...

Your piece is amazing. I love it !
Very proud to share that kind of event with you !

amelia said...

I stopped by your blog a few weeks ago and was inspired to get up early before work the next day to do a little sketching in town! So thanks for that!
Also, great piece for the TFP! Wish i could be there at the auction. I'll be there in spirit though ;)

Mel Maduro said...

Hurray, I'm so glad you're apart of the Totoro project! Really amazing piece. I only wish I could attend the exhibition in Cali.

Justin Ridge said...

Beautiful piece! The whole collection for the Totoro project is really stunning!

Ame said...

Hello Martin! beautiful work! and the sketches that you post earlier they are amazing too. Is always a pleasure stopping by here.

best wishes from Argentina!

Ame.

Boris Andreev said...

Oh... Guys... This is great!!!

And, Martin, this drawing with the monsters piling up is very cool :o)

All the best,
Boris

abhishek singh said...
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abhishek singh said...

this is one of my fav peices from the totoro project ..
just luv ur work n style ..
n god look at those monsters ..sooo expressive ..
beautiful !!!!
luk with the auction
:)

kaNO! said...

so awesome, you totally deserve that type of company man, congrats!!!

Goobeetsablog said...

looks like a good one
congratulations!

Matt J said...

Beautiful contribution-

Mike Mac said...

amazing piece!

Thomas said...

Stunning!

Boris Andreev said...

Hi Martin,

Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comment!
Best regards from Vancouver,

Boris

hadi tabasi said...

thanks

Peter Breese said...

fantastic, this is a great piece - really dig the critters. do you think they want the fish, dog, or the little boy? maybe all three?

Hrishikesh said...

fantastic stuf i loved you style Thank you for your comment & enjoy 3-d :)

Alina Chau said...

Love your totoro piece!! Hope to see you at Pixar in Sept!! :)

Ricardo Guimaraes said...

Hi Martin!! Excellent characters and design. Loved the rendering too!! So good to see lots of wonderful drawings! Thanks for sharing!! Best!!

Balkandude said...

Great work Martin!

abhishek singh said...

thanks for ur comment..means a lot ,,
such lovely work u hav...waitin very eagerly for ur next updates ....
i would luv to add u to my blog !!
hope that's fine ...
:)
n again what a fantastic peice ..
all of them so thoughtful:)

C.B. Canga said...

this turned out really nice

Aleta Vidal said...

hi, I love your Totoro, I´ve saw the totoro project website and is amazing, a lot of talents all together! and I was vwry glad to see you in it. congratulations!

Kyri Kyprianou said...

What a great project, the website looks amazing, and the work is fantastic! Good on you

Bobby Chiu said...

such a beautiful piece. Are you going to the auction?

A. Riabovitchev said...

Hey Martin Great picture!Great project!Love it!:o)

the doodlers said...

What a fine image! Congrats. It echoes with Sendak a bit, but it's all you too. My new desktop image!!

Gillian Comerford said...

Hahaha. Class!

Kids Music said...

Good Interesting Post!!