Saturday, May 7, 2011
Neighbors from Hell was such a great experience for me. I learned so much and was ever so grateful to work with such talented Dreamworks designers, Sylvain Deboissy and Tony Siruno. Sylvain and Tony started the look of the characters and created the main character lineup. Above are some roughs that I did that either made it into the show or were designs I liked but didn't make the cut. The top one is Necromuncula, Satan's pet. Satan was designed by Tony Siruno, but I got the chance to come up with his pet which I thought was such a fun creature to design. The colored character on the third page down I did based on our Art Director, Alan Bodner.
The first painting above is an inspiration painting for a sci-fi project I developed with a friend of mine, Matt Carpenter. I was imagining Wall Street underwater and people floating aimlessly above the cars. The other two came to me after an exciting trip through the Amazon river. The jungle was so alive you could feel its pulse. The painting on the bottom is one of my favorites, it stands at about 5 x 6 feet.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
I won an Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation award as a character designer for Starz/Film Roman's "Eloise. I was shocked when I got the call, and thought it was a hoax, but sure enough it was no joke. I took my mother to the ceremony since she was the one to really encourage me to keep with it as a kid. Everything came full circle that night and had a great time with new acquaintances.