Here is a selection of some very early designs from Frozen done back when I was a trainee 5 years ago and the movie was a very different movie than the final version.
Thursday, September 05, 2013
A while ago I was asked to participate in a gallery/book for GR/Works & 826LA. Where the little kids wrote the short stories based on imaginary friends and the big kids (Artist in the industry) Illustrated those stories. My Story was about a mouse that was attacked by a snake, then saved by the cat where upon they became best friends and surfed back to a island. I had a great time and was happy to see the unspoiled imagination of the kids stories.
Pen to Paper
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Here is a color variant color pin up I did for the 3rd installment of the disney artist comic series Where is Dead Zero? They'll be a CTN this weekend! and yes I love dominion tank police and early Akria Toriyama and if it was not for them this piece would never exist.
ps check out the link for the printed color version shamless plug ;p
Friday, November 02, 2012
Here are some sketches I did for Wreck it Ralph. It just came out today so check it out!!!
And here is bonus! from Paperman the shortfilm in front of Wreck it Ralph. It was a lot of fun working with a small creative team on such an innovative concept. It would have never been possible without it's extraordinary team and amazing director John Khars.
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Here is a piece I did in brush and ink for the Q Pop Black and White Show What I edited out was a nice ink splotch I did a the end, oh traditional media why don't you have undo. My wife told me to appreciate technology more... If your in the LA area be sure to stop by this Saturday July 7th!
Monday, December 05, 2011
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Hi Everyone. It's been some time and I need to update. First off to everyone I would like to thank everyone out there who helped make Pecknpaw a success. And It was great meeting a bunch of talented people at CTN. Now on to Tangled my first film as a screen credit. I actually started as a trainee and that rolled over into a full time position. I couldn't have done it without the help of my mentor Kevin Nelson, Mac George, Dave Goetz, Dan Copper, Doug Rogers, Shiyoon Kim, Claire Keane, Paul Felix, Mike Gabriel, Jeff Turley and my character mentor Bill Schwab. They all helped me in all different disciplines, which was definitely was hard to keep learning new information every week and some times every day. But I feel like I grew so much thanks to all of them.
My main roll as a visdev artist turned into mostly texture referencing the environments. But every now and then there would be a props and environment designs thrown my way. As well as Moment Paintings and ideation sketches. It definitely feels like I was all over the place looking back at it but I'm glad all the directors gave me the opportunity to try new things and trusted me, a newb, to get it done. I tried to follow the art direction of the classic disney style and was really inspired by Pinocchio. In some attempts I tried watercolor in hopes that Gustaf Tenggren would somehow flow out of my brush:P Enjoy, I probably put up way too much but I guess I just need to share and make up for not posting.
"All artwork property of Disney"