Friday, December 7, 2012

Fun game!

Back in 2005, I had the opportunity at Project Firefly (assisting a company called Cecropia) to animate on a video game featuring traditional animation, named "The Act". We had a blast working on it, and the assumption at the time was that it would soon be playable as a tabletop arcade game and eventually on a home game. As it turned out, technology took a few years more to catch up, and it's now an app you can play on your smartphone!

 Here's a link to their site if you'd like to see the trailer:

Also, click here to see an early pencil test of one of my scenes (just hit play):

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Re-created clean-ups

Earlier in the year, I participated in a presentation hosted by the Disney Events Group. As a surprise for the guests at the end, I gave out original "recreated" clean-up drawings based on beloved characters from Disney's animated features. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Way back in 2001, we spent our honeymoon in Italy, and I did my best to sketch some of Michelangelo's art. 

The original David is in the Accademia Gallery in Florence.

The Doni Madonna is in the Uffizi in Florence.

This is my wife looking at the Pantheon in Rome. She was fascinated with its beauty, and I with hers!

The Pieta in St. Peter's Cathedral in the Vatican, Rome. I could have stood there forever, it was so beautiful. He was only 24 years old when he sculpted this.

The Pieta in the Museo Duomo in Florence, features a self portrait of Michelangelo himself - toward the end of his life - as Nicodemus.

We were lucky to get a seat on a bench in the Sistine Chapel, where I attempted to sketch a tiny portion of that unbelievable masterpiece.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Art of Animation Resort

I'm very excited to see the Art of Animation Resort completed. It was an honor to have a part in all four of its themed sections. Here's how the Little Mermaid shower curtain developed:

Monday, July 23, 2012

Tink boards

This is some storyboard work I did for an early version of "The TinkerBell Movie" back in 2005. The film franchise has been quite successful and is very beautifully animated, in my opinion.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Here are a couple of collectibles designed exclusively for the San Diego Comic-Con! 

Sunday, June 24, 2012


If you haven't gone to see Pixar's newest film "Brave", please check it out - it's breathtaking! Here's a set of collectibles I really enjoyed working on. For more information, please visit: 

Saturday, March 31, 2012


Not long after Disney's Florida animation studio closed, I was very fortunate to be hired at Project Firefly, a small, local studio which was started by fellow former Disney animation artists. The ironic thing is that a big percentage of the work we did was still for Disney, and there were so many opportunities for professional growth. For example, I storyboarded some sequences in "Cinderella III", the direct-to-DVD sequel, as well as early versions of the "TinkerBell" movie, and along with John Hurst (now with Blue Sky), about 75% of "Pooh's Heffalump Halloween". I'm very grateful for the three years I had there, and all the experience and friendships it provided. 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

May get wet!

 Some of the ducks I did for the Disney Fantasy cruise ship.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

"My House Goes Disney"

Recently, I had the pleasure of helping bring some Disney magic to a family's redesigned home on HGTV's "My House Goes Disney", which ties in with Disney's new Art of Animation Resort. Here's the link: if you'd like to see the episode. My part is about 31 minutes in.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Coming soon...

This new resort at Walt Disney World is sure coming along swimmingly!