Sunday, September 23, 2012

Malibu Lagoon - Sep 23 2012 - Gouache 7 x 10

Plein Air painting at the Malibu Lagoon. Approximately 45 minutes.

Getting more confident...but still so so so far to go...and I go with gladness and humility.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Concept Art


After Cloudy wrapped, I had the chance to take a much needed break from the Cloudy style and do some visual development on other projects at Sony Pictures Animation. This project was shelved, but the artwork I did survives.

As a fan and a student of so many different kinds of artwork, I always enjoy the beginning of a project when the search for a new style lets you go in different directions and experiment.

This piece was a mix of graphite, hand-painted watercolor textures, and digital paint in CS5. The creative goal was to design a small town that was the last outpost of civilization, where humanity struggled, clinging to life at the edge of the known world. I took the "clinging" part literally because I thought it would be interesting to use that visual metaphor to lead the viewer into the picture plane.

I'll post more concept art from this project over the next few days.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Saturday, June 23, 2012

TRON: Uprising

Early development pieces I did for the show.
Disney TVA 2010

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Malibu Canyon + Point Dume (Gouache 4x6)

Painted today. Always happy when I'm painting.

Malibu Canyon in the morning.

Point Dume in the afternoon.

The rocks cliffs here in Point Dume are covered in white bird droppings for a hundred feet. It makes for a strange tonal. I need to go back here and try it again.
(Probably obvious, but added some work to this one with CS5 when I got home.)

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sketchbook - Chris Mitchell portrait

Digging through old drawings, came across this sketch today. Chris was doing his own drawing at the time, keeping pretty still, so it gave me a nice opportunity to do a portrait of him. Always liked the way it turned out.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Sketchbook - More Fairy Doodles

I have been obsessed with Fairies and their world for as long as I can remember. It started when I first encountered Brian Froud's work at the age of six. Tolkien reinforced that a few years later when I read The Hobbit and LOTR trilogy. Anyway, I have been drawing fairy stuff as far back as I can remember and these are some recent sketches that I came across today.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Life Drawing - Turkish Delights VI

Joined some friends at Turkish Delights VI.

Lots of fun. Looking forward to the next one.

Although they came out in a more academic fashion than I usually strive for, I felt these were the most decent drawings from the night. One is prismacolor marker, the other graphite. Both less than 3 minutes.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Exquisite Corpse: Thick & Thin

This is the cover of "The Exquisite Corpse" - a collaboration between a bunch of talented artists and friends over a year and half. After long last, the book is finally printed and will be available for purchase very soon. I'll post when it's available, along with a complete list of all the artists who contributed.

This is a sample of some of the work I contributed and introduces characters that I am spinning off into their own book titled, "Tales Of Thick & Thin"

I have two sections in the book. I posted a sample of the other section here.

CLOUDY 2: Revenge of the Leftovers

A shout out to Cloudy fans to let you know that the sequel is officially underway!

CLOUDY 2: Revenge Of The Leftovers is scheduled to be released in February 2014

The sequel is directed by Kris Pearn and Cody Cameron.

Joining me to create the look of the sequel is

Art Director, Dave Bleich
Character Design Supervisor, Craig Kellman

I'm also pleased to acknowledge the awesome design talents of

Dean Gordon
Jerry Loveland
& John Butiu

Look for updates in the future as we hit our milestones!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Painting Desk

I need a painting desk for my office.

I decided to make my own out of simple materials.

This is my pragmatic design. No frills. Just built for utility.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Malibu Canyon - Apr 29, 2012 - 10:45 am (gouache + digital, 4x6 inches)

Plein air in Malibu Canyon.

Disclosure: Yeah, I cheated by adding some pixels to this image in CS5, just to push some of the light and add a bit more design to the shapes...

Wednesday, February 29, 2012