Monday, November 12, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
I painted these backgrounds for Lynell Forestall who created this short Thunder and Lightning for DC Nation. Lynell and I go way back. We worked on Johnny Bravo together. I'm proud that he got this short and I think it's good. I hope it turns into something for him. Here is a clip of him in an interview talking about it along with Lauren Faust.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Check out the article at Cartoon Brew. I have been telling you all that this is the best Scooby Doo series ever. Now I am starting to see some other believers out there. Jerry Beck is now a fan. Thanks Jerry for the article!
These were some backgrounds I painted for the Sword of the Atom shorts in the DC Nation block on Cartoon Network. I was Art Directing on Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated so I had to do these at night usually in one evening except for the Arena which took two. I had to use a lot of lighting cheats in order to get them done fast. Everything done at WB has to be done on the cheap, fast and dirty. I would get the layouts for these and they would say they need them like the next day. I like quality so I would hurt myself working until 2AM to make these look good. In my opinion they look ok. I really only like the green grass one at the top and the dungeon at the bottom.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Monday, June 04, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Sticking to the same theme of drawing the artists I work with, here's Brian Smith. Those of you who know him might like this. Those of you who don't, let me tell you, he has saved my butt on Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated. He is a very fast, talented and meticulous color stylist that I hope will be on my next project after we are finished here. This IS by far the most ambitious show I've worked on in the area of color styling. Every room change or location change and even situation change we have to change up the color and lighting on the characters and models. One of the things that can cost a production a lot of money in creative retakes is having to fix color models over seas. We haven't been lucky but fortunate to be under the retake budget on all the the shows so far on second season thanks to Brian. Aside from work, Brian is a real character. He does a lot of funny poses and expressions that have been imprinted on my brain that I have turned into drawings. I'm a little afraid to post them here cause I don't want to piss him off. I might need him on my next job. I wish I could post more of his work but will have to wait until SDMI second season airs starting in May. Here are some examples that won't give away any new story plots and you can see just on Scooby and Shaggy how much we have shifted the lighting and color. This was in one episode. Be sure to tune in to the second season. You won't want to miss it. Thanks for viewing.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Lunch with Bill Wray. Sorry, William Wray as he now likes to be called. I like to draw the artists I work with. I have been a fan of Bill's work for at least 15 years. Now we are working together and have become friends. He was moving his head around a lot and smiling a lot more than I depict him here. He doesn't normally look so stern. It's hard to catch the fleeting smiles so I avoid drawing them. I sometimes don't ask people to stay still while I draw them. I want to see if I can get them without them posing. I think I got him. If you don't know him check out his blog here: http://williamwray.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Monday, March 05, 2012
Hi All! I know this is kinda old by now but I just found this looking through my stuff. These are keys I did for a title sequence for Scooby Doo: Legend of the Phantosaur. I designed and painted these keys. Dexter Smith, a long time colleague of mine did the designs for the main characters and the animals in the taxidermy room which are really cool. I really liked the song. It sticks in your head and you can't get rid of it. Then you have to listen to the soundtrack of Annie to get it out of your mind but then you are stuck with tomorrow, tomorrow I love you tomorrow.....for the rest of the day. Then you have to go back and watch this clip again. Scooby doo doobody Scooby doo doo. Maybe you shouldn't watch the clip.