In the process of learning how to paint in the SpongeBob style, I was given several backgrounds from previous SB episodes to replicate. This is my painting - a “master copy,” if you will - of one such SB background. I am particularly fond of this painting because the acrylic paint version needed almost no touch ups digitally (except for the line work and shadows, which are almost always added later over the acrylic painting in photoshop).
Recently I did an interview for DeviantArt’s “Project Educate Week.” The interview is about being a working artist and breaking into the industry… and just some general lessons I learned along the way. Click here to read it!
EDIT: Also, this blog is within spitting distance of 100,000 followers! Woah, how did that happen!? You guys rock!
The teaser trailer for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (the movie I’ve been working on as a visual development artist since November) came out yesterday! Check it out!
A little while back I was contacted by the awesome folks over at Soul Pancake to do one of their Art Attack videos! It was such an amazing experience, and definitely a challenge to come up with a painting out of thin air in about four hours. It’s funny, inevitably there are things about this particular painting that I would have changed had I had time to step back from the process of painting it, but I sort of like having this time-capsule of what my initial thought-process is like. It’s certainly enlightening, and I think has helped me to fix some bad painting habits I had developed. Just goes to show you, sometimes you need to see your work through the prism of another medium, in this case, video!
The Soul Pancake crew were wonderful, and I want to give a shout-out to Jacob Menache, Ethan Coco, Gary Haroldson, and the director, Bayan Joonam - you guys ROCK! Also, many thanks to Anabella Casanova for contacting me about this opportunity.
I also did a short interview about what I do, my process, and my thoughts on art and adventure, which can be viewed here!