Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Toy Story 3 Character Design

As one of the lead character designers on the up coming Toy Story 3 film, I had my hands full with designing a whole bunch of new toys for the film. Once the film is released I'll post some sketches and go into more detail on the fun I had working on the film and all it's new characters, but for now, since I can't post and sketches yet, I thought I'd post one of the posters that was released for one of the characters I designed. Mr. Pricklepants was probably my favorite character I got to work on and design, here is the poster / render of him that's been released, and I have to say, he pretty much looks exactly like the drawings I did back when I was working on his design. More to come once the film is released.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Space Swingers - Commission Piece

A few months ago I was asked if I could create a piece much like a previous painting I had done before, it's not something I usually do, but it's always fun to riff on something you may have already done, just to see what you can do to build of a pre-existing concept. So I revisited a piece I did for the "Ancient Book of Sex and Science", the piece was titled "Space Quickie" you can see it HERE on my blog. Basically I ended up just trying to build off of the concept of some people enjoying some sexy time in Space. So above you can see the finished painting, it's a space ship full of astronaut swingers celebrating the discovery of a new alien planet, unfortunately, the alien that they landed their rocket ship on was not invited to the celebration. And he doesn't seem to be too pleased about it!

Space Swingers
10" x 20"
Acrylic and Paper Collage

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Flip The Bird - Oregon Art Show

In April I will be one of four artists teaming up for a bird themed gallery show at The Lunar Boy Gallery in Astoria, Oregon. The show will be titled "Flip the Bird" and will showcase artwork from Ben Adams , Ben Burch , Lou Romano , and my self. The Brains behind the show are two amazing artists by the names of Ben Adams & Ben Burch. It's a show they have both helped put on for the past couple of years and I'm really excited to be apart of this years showcase. One thing that is gonna be really cool about this particular show, is each artist was given one of four seasons to create a layout / sketch for. Then that design is passed out amongst the four other artists, and in the end you have four different takes on four different seasons, each designed by one artist, but painted differently by everyone else participating. The season that I was given to design was Winter, and here is my painting of the layout and bird I designed.

The show is gonna be really fun, and the other artists participating are amazingly inspirational, so if you aren't busy on April 10th, Saturday evening, and you are in and or around the town of Astoria, you should come by the Lunar Boy Gallery and check out the show.

Ice Crane
12" x 12"
Acrylic and Paper Collage

Monday, March 08, 2010

Two Paths - Commission Piece

Well, I'm swamped with all types of work right now, so I thougth I'd take a quick moment to post one of the more recent commission pieces I've finished. This particular piece was inspired by a poem. The poem describes the choices we all have in life, and in many ways, how some of our desicions can be simplified down into the option of choosing between two different paths to follow.

Two Paths
9" x 15"
Acrylic 7 Paper Collage