Friday, December 19, 2008

A Face Only An Artist Could Love...

One of the great things about working alongside such talented people is that you are never allowed to take yourself too seriously and never able to sustain any kind of ego. I am constantly humbled due to the continual output of amazing caricatures by people like John Quinn and Ron Velasco. Each has a unique, inimitable style which always inspires me to work harder at my craft.

John T. Quinn III

Ron Velasco, aka "Ronnie V"

I am honored to be a "target."

Monday, December 8, 2008

I gots me some Street Cred, yo!

Just had the opportunity to meet Bobby Hundreds, a very nice, young fella' who is part owner/creator of "The Hundreds," an extremely fast-growing start up company that specializes in aparrel/accessories for urban youths. Bobby was kind enough to include me in his video which takes a behind-the-scenes look at how we create art for production at Disney. Specifically the video is dedicated to the release of the Lost Boys line which goes on sale this Thursday 12/11 for which I created the art.

Check it out:

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Power Rangers style exploration

One of the fun things (among many!) about working for Disney is that because it's so far reaching (regarding the amount of properties that the company represents) there are ample opportunities to try new things with previously established characters. The following are examples of some Power Ranger style explorations I did awhile back. We were going for a comic book inking style similar to that of Spawn. As a result I was able to hand ink all of the completed tight pencils and render a couple of them in order to provide clear design direction. I was very happy with the result and thoroughly enjoyed the process.