Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Apes, like Phantoms of the Opera, Frankensteins, Skulls, Devils and Clowns issue forth from my pencil like the rubbery capsule prizes in a 1960's gum machine. Here are a few samples from the deep strata.
Pencil 8 1/2 X 11
Sunday, July 29, 2012
I'll post a selection here if you want to see some really peculiar stuff.
6" X 6" Pen and watercolor
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Brilliant artists Carter Goodrich, Matt Nolte, Steve Pilcher and Pixar's smart character and sim departments created the amazingly realized Fergus that actually appeared in the film.
8X10 Acrylic --Starchie
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Japan relief continues a year after the tsunami devastation.
THIS PAINTING is part of a group of auctions of artwork and signed Pixar items by many colleagues and friends. The proceeds benefit a project called Artists Help Japan.
Go and browse some amazing artwork, signed books and super rare items and bid often.
I don't want to try and explain too much about what I was going for. I still look at it a couple of different ways.
Acrylic, 8" X 20" and mounted in a simple black frame.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
As well as a few crudely scrawled Sam & Max strips, I used to do these holiday illustrations for the school paper back at what was then California College of Arts and Crafts (now CCA). Here is my Saint Patrick's day installment done in 1982.
Pen and Ink 11X14
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Here's a quick Phantom to get used to my new tablet. I'm not planning to switch over completely since I enjoy the tangible aspect of painting on paper. This device is a great tool for blocking in ideas quickly, testing color palettes and the management of images for publishing, to list a few of the benefits.
I'm not sure if I could get great at doing finished paintings digitally, though I'm not opposed to the idea. I'm hoping this "machine" will clear the way for some new projects.
Friday, December 09, 2011
I did this piece over a couple of evenings for a charity auction for the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco. I'm pretty happy with the colors otherwise there are some other issues that I would treat differently if I allowed myself some more time. I expect I'll take another whirl with this character. Her name is Merida, the lead from Pixar's "Brave" coming out next summer. It's a project I've been involved with for quite a while, also known as my "day job".
Acrylic and Prismacolor 8 X 20