My rough & cleanup from Disney’s MICKEY MOUSE shorts ‘Fire Escape’. Storyboard by Alonso Ramirez Ramos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE-4RzDLZck
Check out this horse I designed (painted by ?) for Jorge R Gutierrez new 3D Animated Film ‘Book of Life’ by Reel FX! The trailer debuts tomorrow! More stills here: http://www.rotoscopers.com/2014/05/27/first-the-book-of-life-screenshots-plot-details/
2 great cartoons I worked on… some of the last to use 35mm film #ppg #powerpuffgirls #dexterslaboratory #dexterslab #hannabarbera
My Cleanup of MINNIE MOUSE from a Paul Rudish sketch on the latest Disney MICKEY MOUSE cartoon, “Cable Car Chaos” directed by Aaron Springer. Watch it here.
FIREWORM DRAGON - Visual Development - Working in the HTTYD style created by Nico Marlet. First appearance: episode 8 “Portrait of Hiccup As A Buff Young Man”
FIREWORM Dragon - Visual Development - My early explorations on the Fireworm, cockroach of the dragon world capable of superheating it’s skin to burn everything it touches! But don’t take it from me, listen to Hiccup - “Their skin burns hotter than the sun”.
FIREWORM Dragon - Visual Development - Early explorations with an insect-like dragon approach. We ended up going more reptilian for the final design.
FIREWORM DRAGON - Visual Development - Trying to capture design sensibilities similar to Nico Marlet, Lead Character Designer of the DRAGONS 1 and 2 Feature Films. There are elements on this version such as the overall body & head shape that made it to the final design.
FUNGUS - Mildew’s Pet Sheep - Character Expression Page. One of my first assignments on ‘DRAGONS: Riders of Berk’ was to explore various attitudes and expressions on FUNGUS. I was given original sheep designs by Nico Marlet to work from. The darker line is my second pass after notes from the Supervising Director.
LMU Alumni Guest Lecture series - Nov 2013 Guest Lecture on “Character Design” for TV & Feature Animation at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA.
BUCKET EXPRESSIONS - After the initial Character Design is approved, the next step is Character Poses & Expressions. Here are 10 expressions I designed where I’m looking to find what works best for the personality of the dimwitted Viking Fisherman, ‘Bucket' in DreamWorks “Dragons: Riders of Berk”. Other artists involved in creating the look of Bucket were Nico Marlet & Tony Siruno.
Visual Development - These are 2 more rough pieces I put together for the Producer on “DRAGONS: Riders of Berk” for my presentation. I’m playing with composition, mood and story. I chose THUNDERDRUM exiting his cave and STOICK & GOBBER waiting to meet the foreign ship of TRADER JOHANN for the subject matter.
Visual Development - Although I handled a lot of aspects of Character Design for the series, I was also asked by the Producer during Season 1 “DRAGONS: Riders of Berk” if I was interested in Art Directing. This is one of the Vis Dev pieces I painted for my presentation.