Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated: More 2nd Season BG Art!

Might as well add a few more to the mix as long as I'm still up late doing this. The Hodag at the bottom!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated: Second Season BG Paintings

Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated backgrounds I painted back in 2012. I miss that show!

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Mickey Mouse Croissant de Triomphe BGs

    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!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Uncle Grandpa for REAL!

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!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Emmys for Mickey Mouse short Croissant de Triomphe!

Congrats to Joseph Holt for winning the Emmy for Art Direction! And Jenny Gase-Baker for Background painting! Great job you too!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Sexxi Batman (Parental Guidence Suggested)

In case you haven't seen this yet I thought I would post it here. Our friend David Gemmill made this earlier this year. He is a crazy funny board artist on Uncle Grandpa. If you like this you will find some of his humor worked into the Uncle Grandpa series (although nothing sexual and cleaner themes than this). Uncle Grandpa is for kids not for you older pervs out there. David is an amazing talent. There is one show called Leg Wrestle that he and Myke Chilian did that's like this short in the way that there all these crazy funny poses in it. We are still making these shows so it will be a long wait to see them. Hang in there. In the mean time we are trying to talk David into a follow up of Sexxi Batman. Possibly a dance club scene or an encounter with Sexxi Superman? Any suggestions? I'll pass them along. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Uncle Grandpa Coming soon!

This is the new show I'm working on now. It premieres Sept. 2 on Cartoon Network. It's stylistically different than what I am used to working on but I think it's super great and am having fun working on it. I am the Color Supervisor on it so I am overseeing the background paint and color models and making sure they work together well. We'll see how it does. You never know about how the public response will be until it's out there. All I know is we are laughing at work.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Mickey Mouse in New York Weenie Background Art

Hi all, Last year I did some freelance on the Mickey Mouse Shorts over at Disney with a friend Joseph Holt. Here are a couple I did for this one that takes place in Central Park New York. I finally get to see these finished and on Youtube. Unfortunately Disney didn't properly give me credit on this short but these are the ones I did. After it is out, there's not much I can do about it. I did get my name in the credit of the Mickey Mouse in Croissant de Triomphe short. I just want to set the record straight for those who follow my blog. For the rest of the world, I don't exist on this short. Ah human error. People don't realize how important that is to us artists. Some of us will work for free to be part of something as cool as this just for the credit, not me but some people :) Thanks for the the nice Art Direction Joseph! Enjoy.

Friday, April 05, 2013

Some drama to post

Just thought I would post something I have been working on. Reminds me of good old memories of home.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Ben 10 Road Trip Rumble Pre-production Art

I did these digital paintings for a Ben 10 short that Vic Cook was producing for Cartoon Network last summer called "Road Trip Rumble". Kenny McGill designed the locations and I painted them. This was a cgi produced short so the over seas studio needed to see what this was supposed to look like with lighting and color. I only did the big establishing shots so the in-betweens were color scripted by Joey Mason. I thought it turned out pretty good. I worked around the clock to finish these because I had a trip planned to Montana that I couldn't miss. There's nothing like a hard deadline to motivate an artist. Good job Vic and everyone else!