Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Ape Love

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

This Frog... running. I don't keep a real sketchbook. But I have thousands of random drawings that end up on the backs of script pages, phone message notes and other miscellaneous scraps.

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

Brave King Fergus

 Here is an early character sketch of Merida's dad, King Fergus from the Pixar film "Brave". We always knew we wanted a blocky, furry, jovial chunk of a guy. I dashed out this painted sketch early on trying to capture some sense of his personality.

 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

Buy Me!

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

Art School Confidential

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

Digital PofO

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.

8X10 Digital