I was overjoyed to see some of my sketches included in this great new book by Disney Editions, called "The Art of Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse"! Very humbling to be on the page opposite the one and only Floyd Norman...
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Friday, September 8, 2017
Thursday, August 10, 2017
These are from a Cars book I illustrated in late 2010; it's a die-cut board book. The pink lines indicated the template of the book shape, and the text shown here is not final. The Cars franchise has always been a favorite of mine, and I'll always be grateful for the opportunities I had to work with these characters.
I always got a kick out of the little Lightning McQueen toys he had on display in Mack's trailer, and the minivan with the mattress cracked me up...
The Cars films are so clever in how buildings and even natural elements are "car-ified", and notice how the digital camera is mounted like a side-view mirror in the foreground...
Friday, August 4, 2017
This was for a Finding Nemo short story published in the 2005 Disney Year Book called "Hide 'n Seek Friends", about a flounder who has a hard time fitting in, due to her eyes being on one side of her head. This property is one of my favorites, and it was so much fun incorporating a new character into their world. It was a cute little story, and I love how she saves her friends from a tiger shark by instinctively burrowing into the sand. Everyone has their weaknesses, but they also have their strengths.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Saturday, July 29, 2017
This was one of my first freelance jobs, back around 1995 or 1996. I did the tight pencils for this Mealtime Fun book, which was a cute little round board book, packaged with a fork and spoon. It must have been around the time we were working on the "Pomp and Circumstance" segment of "Fantasia/2000", because I had been working on Donald Duck quite a bit at that time. The classic characters are always a joy.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Had a great time at D23 last week signing the Star Tours 30th Anniversary art for Guests, as well as the American Adventure USA map, to which I had contributed character art.
I also happened to walk by the Little Golden Books booth, and signed some of the Star Wars books for them. I wasn't expecting to see them there, so that was pretty cool!
Posted by Ron at 11:43 PM
Saturday, April 22, 2017
It seems my rough animation tests were not playing properly on Blogger, so I've uploaded them to YouTube and embedded the scenes; should be working again!
This was one of my favorite scenes to animate on the film "Curious George" while working with the talented team at Project Firefly (now Premise Entertainment) in Orlando, shortly after the Disney Feature Animation studio had closed in Florida. The Man in the Yellow Hat, or Ted, was voiced by Will Farrell.
Posted by Ron at 10:52 AM