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August 27, 2011

THE EARLY YEARS

I grew up with a vegetable gardening, birdwatching, carpenter for a father. 
A stained glass making, graphic designing, landscape painting mother. 
And a brother who loves to go fishing, hunting, mountain bike riding all day long.


They were doing their things, while I was inside reading 
Calvin and Hobbes, studying Bill Watterson's drawings, 
his humor, his imagination, and his artistic eye. 

















Watterson's work helped me learn that I had an artistic eye as well.
It came through when I studied drawing and photography
in high school. As well as cooking in Italian restaurants.


















I didn't know it yet but these arts were slowly leading me towards
becoming an animator, learning about visual weight, 
contrast and timing, texture and presentation.


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