These were the BGs I did for this Mickey Mouse Short. This was the first one Disney did so I was asked to come and help out as a freelance painter. It was hard to do at first. I had to take a couple passes on the Cathedral shot but I started getting more confident by the time I did the rooftop shots. the texture layer we put over the the painting and the size of the files made my computer crash several times. I had to go out and buy a more powerful Mac to complete this work. I'm glad this short won two Emmys even though my part in it was small, it was nice to be a part of the team at least in the beginning. The only reason I didn't continue working on this was just timing. I was busy Art Directing a Scooby dtv called "Curse of the Frankencreep" which I was immersed in at the time and will soon be posting work from so stay tuned. I really loved working on that Scooby. Of course I loved Mickey too!
I had the night off from freelance last night so this is what spent my time doing. I had fun. Hope you get a laugh out of it like I did. By the way in case anyone is wondering. I pieced together some of my favorite actors and personalities to make this. I started with someone from the internet that had a pretty good mustache but he was too young looking to be a grandpa so I added Sean Connery wrinkles. Then Karl Malden nose with W.C. Fields gin blossoms, Marty Feldman eyes and Viola!
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