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 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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”