Disney Background Art In 1997, I was working for Disney Interactive. At the time, 3D environments were a relatively new thing. I had the task of showing what we could do with the technology we had. I created these backgrounds using 3DStudio and Photoshop. You might be thinking 3DStudio Max, but this was earlier thanContinue reading “Thowback Thursday: Art Edition”
Here is my new animation reel highlighting the work I did at InLight Entertainment. We did a number of projects for Disney, Pixar, Nickelodeon and many others over the eleven years I worked there.
This is a turntable render of a portrait sculpt done in ZBrush.
Here is a selection of my life drawings. The portraits, graphite and chalk on toned paper, were created in three-hour sessions and the figure drawings were made over five three-hour sessions.
Earlier this year I started a new series of portraits of Canadians, The first one I did was of CBC’s Rex Murphy followed by a portrait of Victoria Mayor Dean Fortin. I met the mayor today and presented the painting to him. I was thrilled when he said it was “more than amazing”. I planContinue reading “50 Canadians”
Last year I worked on Pixar’s Brave for the Leapfrog Explorer. It was a big project and my main task for this was painting backgrounds. One challenge for work like this is the way the ground plane is tilted up at such a strong angle. The reason this is done is that many objects needContinue reading “Art from Brave”
This is the latest portrait I’ve done in the Held series. Like the others I painted it on my iPod touch. This one is based on a mugshot from the 1920’s.
The third series I’ve been working on is portraits of my family. My son was interested in the portraits that have become the Held series and asked if I would paint his portrait, too. I had him sit for me a few times. I don’t think I’ve completed a piece that I’ve had as muchContinue reading “Brushes on the iPod touch: Series 3”
This is the first image of a second series of paintings made on an iPod touch. Part of the reason I’ve been doing portraits like this is I like the feeling of intimacy these pictures have, held on a small screen. It reminds me of the miniature paintings travelers would carry with them before theContinue reading “Digital Painting on an iPod: Series 2”