Sunday, July 6, 2014

New bus wrap

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.





Monday, June 23, 2014

Pixar Creative Camp

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.



Friday, May 9, 2014

Special screenings

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

A couple of studios

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, April 27, 2014

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Haunted Mansion digital model

Around that same time, I also dabbled with modeling inanimate structures in Maya - such as Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, referring to some elevations published in an Imagineering book.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

3D character modeling

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Before the Florida studio closed ten years ago, we were being trained in 3D animation software. One of the tutorials was of this monster, that I sculpted and polypainted in Maya.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Dust-Up in the Desert

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.





Thursday, March 13, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Helicopter

A spread I illustrated in a Random House Step-into-Reading book, featuring the Dinoco helicopter.



Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Rockwell's pirate

A tight line drawing, based on a favorite painting by Norman Rockwell.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Student film - Matterhorn

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.




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