I’m re-vamping Monsieur Angrypants. I’m excited for this, guys! It’s gonna be cool! I had the privilege of going to a presentation by Lou Hamou-Lhadj (3D modeler/generalist at Pixar), and he spoke a lot about character design and appeal. It was incredibly enlightening, and I decided that my characters could very easily use some TLC via the implementation of what he shared. He taught using characters that he had modeled (I got giddy for sure!), and I walked away feeling inspired. It’s too few of times when I get to sit and listen to a craftsman.
Lou was awesome. He was so patient and willing to chat with everyone who came up to him mumbling and geeking out about their career goals and favorite Pixar films (people like me). We even traded business cards afterward. The world needs more professionals like him.