Thursday, September 1, 2011

Study for possible Art Print.



Here's one sketch for the day


am currently doing storyboard for Warner Brothers and wanted to get a new piece up before i get back to work tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

These were explorations of the Porcupine from Bambi And The Great Prince Of The Forest











a number of us on the Production Crew tried their hand at this character who proved difficult for the director to settle on i think they finally went with a different design you'd have to watch the film, I can't remember. it was interesting design to try and work out.






















Thursday, August 11, 2011

Pink panther and Pals 'Ant &Arrdvark Show Model



This was a preliminary model sheet for the dog design we used in "Dog Daze" episode.


I really enjoy creating Model Sheets and putting expressive poses and attitudes down for the Artist that will follow us up .



Disneys Jungle Book Art

This was a design i did for Consumer Products many years ago,thought i upload a few thing today.

Jungle book style is so fun to draw while it was transitioning from the really refined style of earlier years Jungle Book still retains much artistic qualities I've always admired from early Disney films.

xeroxed line also had some wonderful consequences while loosing the softness of earlier hand inked films the xerox allows you to see more of the final artist drawing sometimes even the under drawing which i find makes a drawing more alive and expressive.


Monday, August 1, 2011

Small book illustration sketch

This Drawing was done


traditionally, and then enhanced in Photoshop. I drew this on a tiny piece of paper about 2 x 1.5 inches


I like it and will try some more attempts with this process.









Tuesday, April 26, 2011



here are some more Ant and Aardvark
drawings from the shows i worked on
Sequence of Storyboard panels from a scene of the Ant and Aardvark Show in the new Series.
This scene is from the show Titled Ant_Artica,this lonely old walrus is searching for his new found friend the Aardvark who he wishes to show all his loving affection for,which means pain and broken bones to the Aardvark who is hiding from the Walrus.
Here the walrus searches a cave where a sleeping Polar bear rests.

The Koi Pool













I thought id share a piece I recently tried to do for a colleague and Pal Lance Falk who has some of the most amazing sketchbook collections I've ever seen. He's been collecting for a long time and has some very well known artist from different fields of the graphic arts, Animation, Comic book ,ect.

Recently he asked if i would contribute a piece and i agreed.Little did I realize that the task would be more than daunting it proved to be a real challenge when he gave me the book i took it with me and examined the samples who had come before me in this book. Here's where my heart started to pound with excitement and fear.Artists like Bruce Timm, Dan Haskett, Neal Adams, Argones, Joe Barbera, Ronnie Del Carmen and many others Well needless to say the pressure overwhelmed me.So i did a little piece that was the best i could persuade out of my hand and this was it But it is great to be able to put my little contribution to a wonderful collection.

Piglets Big Movie Advertising Artwork





This is one of bunch of pieces Disney home entertainments Publicity department asked me to do for the advertising and marketing of this film.




ill try to find some of the other pieces to show at some point.


Friday, January 7, 2011

Story board poses for leg transformation sequence

These were put together for the other artist to use as reference for how to stretch and utilize Aardvarks body keeping it organic pliable and cartoony we were shooting for a Tex Avery feel
with wild takes and extreme reactions and action.These drawings are not all from the sequence but just to get the idea over .Aardvark has just swallowed a mixture to give him supper fast speed the results are comical legs he cant control.

Gorrila Tree design For "Baby Makes Three" Episode


Here's another Bg based off one of my layout that I corrected that came in while the Layout artist did a competent job we needed to add the angular design more and other motifs into it, the painting turned out nice I think.

These are an assortment of poses complied from various shows of Ant and Aardvark for reference that i did or corrected from the Model Department.
Here are a few of the rough layouts i did for the shows the color one is not final it was just to give separation to the f.g and background.


E Here again is a BG that i revised the Layout to to create more rhythmic flowing patterns this B.G. was painted by Craig Simmons Or Kexx Singelton Cant remember which at this point but turned out nice.

Aardvark House Interior


this is a interior shot for the first Ant Aardvark Show Called Zeus Juice that i Story Boarded i have yet to see any of these shows i do now they have aired but hope one day to see the final product. We were trying to update the show creating a more Graphic Look we wanted to keep a resemblance to the old character designs that had been created by Corny Cole I believe. Corny was my art instructor for many years when i was a young artist i will be talking about my time spent with Corny on future blogs but needless to say Corney's drawings were beautiful and charming , and i looked at them alot for inspiration the new designs are far different i feel they still capture the essence of the old guys just with more streamline proportions, for there 30 year welcome back to the screen .John Over was at the for front of this goal and with the Producer David Corbett's enthusiastic interest in making the shows comeback a success and something new he allowed us to explore and reinvent the show. Johns comedy writing and story sense as well as his great design sense helped me to envision the final models with John, to get are old characters a new face lift for the new century these shows i think have some interesting design motifs and for the time and crunch deadlines that our small crew worked under i feel produced some wonderful episodes for Ant and Aardvark.

Ant and Aardvark show

This Artwork comes from a show I helped to design and developed its the remake to the Depatie Freleng series Ant and Aardvark show of the 1970s John Over and his wife Along with Craig Simmons were behind the painting style and I designed the background Layouts to get the style of the show up and running. these next few b.g are ones I created and a few were from other artist that i went over to put into the style of the our show.