April 25, 2013 in Blog
April 1, 2013 in Blog
Life is like a Hurricane… When I was a kid, I used to save my snacks at lunch just so I could eat them while I watched Ducktales. I recall it being pudding cups. Butterscotch. Uncle Scrooge was the guy that I had daydreamed about running around with and piloting off with Launchpad behind the wheel. Huey, Dewey and Luey always finding the answers to everything in their Junior Woodchuck guidebook. I had grown up a product of Disney, Atari, GiJoe… A child of the 80′s. a grand time to be a kid. A couple years ago I was hired at the Disney Studio Junction Point to be a Character designer. I was hired because of my passion for both Disney and Ducktales. Last Year I spent 9 months developing characters for a Ducktales pitch. I created over 300 Non Playable Characters including the main cast. Something I am very proud to have worked on. I am sad to say at one point the project was put on hold so that resources or people could be allocated to help wrap up Epic Mickey 2. This was my initial take on Uncle Scrooge, the way I would have liked to seen him. I was asked to cut back and follow Carl Barks a bit more. As far as I know, the new version of Ducktales coming out from Capcom is totally unrelated to this. I had a great time living in Duckburg. I hope to visit again someday. #ducktales #scrooge #woohoo
February 20, 2013 in Blog
Forged from steel iron will. Another character from when I was a kid. He’s like my Colossus and another British comic character I can’t name off the top of my head. His hair is white so that I can differentiate him. He was formed due to nuclear exposure by another race of being. The way he got this isn’t as good to me as my idea for the story though
January 30, 2013 in Blog
So my studio was shut down yesterday. Don’t ask for details. I’m not allowed to discuss. I just want to say it was a good run with great people and a great company. Here’s to hoping I can continue my career with Disney or come back soon. I’ll be posting my work from the projects I was a part of over the next couple weeks. Stay tuned….
January 2, 2013 in Blog
I took a few minutes to just relax and I drew Missile Mouse in my sketchbook. If you aren’t familiar with @jakeparker I think you guys will get a kick out of his work. He is a constant inspiration to me because of the playfulness in his art. Something I try to put into my art. If you ever get a few minutes with this guy you’ll see he also embodies that playfulness. Go check out his stuff mrjakeparker.com
November 30, 2012 in Blog
Ok so this is what happened using the Pelikan Plaka. It was my first time out using this stuff. First off its far cheaper an alternative than using markers. 5$ a jar and I managed to render this whole piece with a little daub of the stuff. It applies differently than marker but the principle is the same. You have to know where you’re going to lay down your shading and be confident knowing to pick up some of what you lay down by drying your brush first or with a paper towel because it can dry quick. So you have to get it while its wet. Markers on the other hand let you blend anytime you want. Which is why I think marker is a great gateway to learning to use gouache and watercolor. The principles are very similar when building up the values/toned. But marker allows you to make more mistakes.