Dreaming of Hobbits.
Happy New Year! 2013 was a wild ride; hopefully 2014 will be just as sweet, but maybe a little quieter…
Work-break-doodle. Lady I saw in a magazine with a big hat.
A work-break doodle that turned into a self-indulgent self-portrait.
Katniss Everdeen doodle. I can’t wait for Catching Fire!
Some examples of the many character paint/textures I did for Cloudy 2! Cloudy has this unique look that really plays with using flat textures on CG objects. It was a lot of fun to work with. Characters designed by Andre Medina and Craig Kellman.
This color key (designed by the awesome Aaron Spurgeon) was one of my favorite color keys to paint… even if it did make me really, really hungry. Actually, being inspired to eat because of this movie was sort of an occupational hazard. This color key is a pan, meant to start at the bottom with the characters and pan upward to reveal the cheese spider. I enjoy how deliciously dramatic it turned out… even if the burger looks a little cheesy. (Ha!)
This Saturday (the 28th) from 3-6PM at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra I will be participating in a book signing and Q&A session for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2! Click here to see the official page for the event. So, if you’re in the LA area this weekend, bring your questions, get your books signed, and come say hello!
Interview with AnimDesk -
Recently I was interviewed by AnimDesk about being an illustrator and visual development artist! Click the link above to read!
A plein-air painting done at the Griffith Observatory a few weekends ago… which I then shamelessly pretty much re-painted in photoshop. The original was watercolor and took about an hour; maybe next time I’ll be brave enough to show the original.
More metro drawings!
It’s a busy blog week for me! More from that same kid’s book idea. I’ve had this image stuck in my head for a few weeks now, and finally had time to do something with it. I’m having too much fun with these “one-off” images - gotta actually figure the story out now. Details!