My Animation Reel

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.

Brushes on the iPod touch: Series 3

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”

Digital Painting on an iPod: Series 2

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”

Held: Digital Paintings made on an iPod touch

This is a series I am currently working on called Held.  The work came about after a few things happening around the same time.  One was that I had an iPod and was wondering what I might do with it creatively, another was I found out about an app called Brushes from a colleague.  TheContinue reading “Held: Digital Paintings made on an iPod touch”

Disney Animation Artist

This past summer I worked on a title for Leapfrog’s new Leap Pad called Disney Animation Artist.  It was a tough project, but worth the effort in the end – and it’s been one of the top sellers for the Leap Pad.   I was creating drawing and animation lessons using Disney’s heritage characters; Mickey,Continue reading “Disney Animation Artist”

Storyboard sketches from Cars 2

I did quite a few storyboard drawings for Cars 2 on the Explorer.  There was a ton of work to do, so keeping the sketches loose and quick was the way to go. That’s Finn McMissile in the foreground (above).  He was  voiced by Michael Caine -one of my favorite actors.  My father said heContinue reading “Storyboard sketches from Cars 2”

Cars 2 – Models

I built and textured three of the characters for the CARS 2 Explorer title;  Lightning McQueen, Pacer and Sheriff.   Of the three characters I found Sheriff (bottom image) the most difficult to do.  It wasn’t that he was more complicated than the others, it was that I had less reference to go by.  I woundContinue reading “Cars 2 – Models”

A little bit of time travel

I’ve been looking through some of my old drawings lately and came across this.  I did this sketch of my wife, Gillian, as she slept on the couch.  Her mother put that quilt on her and our cat, Astro, thought it looked like a nice spot for a nap too.  That was in 1990.  Sadly,Continue reading “A little bit of time travel”