I did some work for Junction Point on their Epic Mickey project-Heres one of my concepts theyve posted for promotion-Check out the article here.
Theyre an awesome group of guys with amazing talent and the game is going to twist Mickey Mouse in a pretty dark and radical way. I cant wait.
Little bit of Visual design I did for an IPHONE app. Its called Zombie Weatherman!! its great for people who like a bit of Zombie action with their weather forecast. And its only 2 bucks! The video is really funny.
I dont get a chance to do much life drawing but everytime I do I really enjoy it. These are sketched with a ball point pen and toned digitally.
Random environments and weirdness from my sketchbook pages
Waitress at Bonedaddies. After lunch my buddy Paul and I had to make some sketches. It was difficult at first, painting with a broken heart, but I think I got the hang of it.
After four years away its back to the Mouse House for me. It was never something I would have expected, but the projects they have in the works out here are just too exciting to pass up. A couple weeks ago I started as Lead Concept Artist at the Disney owned studio Junction Point right out here in Austin.
Quite a few years ago Disney hired me as a trainee (fresh out of Art Center) to work on the animated feature Pocahontas. I stayed ten years and worked on seven feature films! It was an amazing opportunity- I had the chance to work with some of the best artists in the business- Peter Clarke, Robh Ruppel, Paul Felix, John Puglisi, Tracy Lee, Armand Serrano, Scott Caple, Colin Stimpson and Kevin Nelson…just to name a few. Its an amazing feeling to be returning- though now ill be working on the video game end of things.
I cant say anything about the project yet- hopefully Ill be able to post some stuff soon as things get released. Trust me…Its going to be awesome. In the meantime, heres a couple more things I did recently while at Spacetime working on the Blackstar project.
A few more concepts from the Blackstar project.
Heres a concept art piece I did for the Disney movie Treasure Planet. This was the last LA production I worked on before I moved out to Florida to work on Brother Bear.
I have a secret passion….FLASH! Its increadibly fun for doing graphic style vector animation. I did tons of this stuff over the last few years and its a blast. These were done for my friend Les Sweetow over at www.animatedworks.com. Typically I would design characters and backgrounds and then someone with animation ability would bring it all to life. These were supposed to be in kind of a retro 60s Shag style.
This is a piece I did way back when at Art Center. Its based a Grimms’ fairy tale- A girl is lost in the woods and the trees all around her come to life. Grimms’ fairy tales are a great source of inspiration for me when im at a loss for ideas.
These are two concept pieces I did for my friend Paulo Alvarado while at Project Firefly. Hes an amazingly talented guy and it was a blast to work with him.
Thomas was transfixed by Halloween H20- one of the rare moments when he was holding still enough to paint
First blog! Ive been painting at lunch with the Spacetime concept crew. These are my first laptop life paitings. It takes some getting used to but its a lot of fun and really saves on set up and clean up time…Im looking forward to doing a lot more of these.