Just recently saw the latest Disney Cruise Line buses driving around WDW property, with some of my art. I penciled the ducks - based partly on the dimensional figures on the stern of the Disney Wonder - and when approved, inked and painted them digitally. I painted Mickey as well, but it was a pre-existing pose.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
About 7 years ago, a group of us from the Disney Design Group (from Orlando) collaborated with the talented team from Disney Consumer Products (from Glendale) to come up with a wide assortment of product ideas and rough artwork involving Pixar's film properties. This took place during an incredibly fun week up at Pixar Animation Studios, in Emeryville, CA. These are a couple of B-movie style posters I designed around some of the Toy Story characters.
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Friday, May 9, 2014
For the 25th anniversary of Disney's Hollywood Studios (formerly the Disney/MGM Studios), some of us had the honor of being invited back to the Animation building to host private screenings of two of the films we helped create here in Florida, "Mulan" and "Lilo and Stitch". The audience consisted of current Cast Members who work at that Park and their guests, and it was a pleasure to share our experiences and answer questions about a studio that contributed so much to the heritage of the Company.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Back in 1995, at the almost finished Feature Animation building in Burbank, CA (I'm the second guy on the left).
I moved to the Florida Studio in 1997, a year or two before this photo was taken. This building was finished after completion of "Mulan".
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Sunday, March 16, 2014
In 2009, I did the roughs and line art for a book called "Dust-Up in the Desert", about Lightning McQueen's off-road racing adventures. I believe the super-talented David Murray did the digital paintings.
|Digital color paint by David Murray.|
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
One of my student films, from 20 years ago. I'd love to finish animating it someday; a good majority of it is still storyboards, and the sound and video quality is poor. I just wanted to make a fun tribute to my favorite thrill ride - the only one both conceived of and ridden by Walt himself, back in 1959. The Abominable Snowmonster, added in 1979, was nicknamed "Harold" by the Cast Members.
This is sort of a "what if..." type of thing.