Tuesday, December 14, 2010

WDAS trainee work

Here's some work that finally got cleared to show. This is work I did as a Trainee at Walt Disney Animation Studios. This was my take on Hansel and Gretel. I had some great mentors and some really great fellow trainees to work around. All done with either pen/pencil or photoshop (and since I've been asked, the paintings on the bottom are not 3D models). Thanks for stopping by.

Materials produced at the Talent Development Trainee program at Disney Animation 2010. Propety of Walt Disney Animation Studios ("WDAS"). No use or reproduction without the prior written permission of WDAS. ©Disney. All rights reserved.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Win some, lose some...

This was a struggle and a half. It started off as practice for armor, but with a weak pose. As if trying to design wasn't hard enough, but constantly revisiting the pose was....... frustrating. Learned a lot. The axe is an epic fail. I may revisit it and edit the post.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


I haven't draw/painted monsters in a loooong time. There should be more to this,but there isn't, just needed to get it out of my system.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

For Ben

I initially posted this and hated it, so I took it down. Sargent studies pale in comparison to the originals..... always. I felt like, at the time, I should have learned more on this one, but in retrospect I did. The paintings where there is less going on are the more difficult ones. I also stumbled on to a new brush that kind of works like when you apply a stroke on already built up oils. Ben, we should go drawing, or I'll take your online class. One of the two.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Steel isn't strong, boy....

Thulsa doom..... nowhere near as cool as James Earl Jones' version. Need to practice armor more. I'm such a nerd.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

"Conan, what is best in life?"

Trying out some of the stuff I learned in landscape experiments and applying it to a character.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

more experiments

Pretty busy lately. The bottom one was definitely inspired by THE Bill Cone. His pastel paintings are amazing. If you haven't seen his work.... shame on you.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


....... couldn't get the values to look right on blogger. That's never happened before.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sargent Study again

Despite my low moral doing these (how good can you feel about yourself studying a Sargent painting), I actually do enjoy doing these. The palette is limited (at least that's how it looks, it might just be the reproductions), so it's interesting to see how he went about doing temperature shifts with a warm palette, and how he was reserved in his values. This was a looser painting, so I tried to paint it smaller on my screen to force myself to avoid noodeling. I still noodled, just less than normal.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sargent Study

....... I got owned:(