Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Playing around

Work has been slow due to the whole holiday thing. I've been drawing quite a bit in my sketchbook and experimenting with color/handmade textures in Photoshop. The process is pretty straight forward: I doodle in my sketchbook, scan the linework into the CPU, and add color/textures in Photoshop. Here are a few images I played with this week. I included the original doodle for the first image, so you can see where these started.

Have a happy, healthy, and creative 2009!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Jiggle Bells...Jiggle Bells

Have a happy and healthy holiday!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Harry House Head

At the end of each year, I look back through my sketchbooks for any interesting characters I created. This October amid the financial market collapse I created the one-and-only Harry House Head. Enjoy.

Friday, December 19, 2008

The Vault: Jingle Bell Rocks!

Three years ago, I whipped up this music video for a promotional DVD/reel I sent out. It was my first attempt at compositing Flash with After Effects. Looking at it now, the animation is minimal to say the least, but I'm still pretty surprised I was able to pull it off in a week (with a day job). Music by the very talented, Mr. Eric Schmider. This should spark some Yuletide cheer. Enjoy.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Monster Squad Continues

I've been puttering away on the Monster Squad Series for Penguin. Over the last week, I cleaned up the 3rd book cover and finished 20 interior concept sketches for the 2nd installment. Below are the fruits of my labor.

The layout for book 3...Design by Meagan Bennett:

The cleaned-up and colored cover image:

Samples of the Book 2 interior sketches:

Friday, December 5, 2008

Animated Lions!!!

I have been hired by Pileated Pictures to co-produce and direct two Between the Lions animated episodes. For the last month or so, I have been working with a great team of designers to create the look of the animated version of the show. Here is a quick style test:

The characters were designed by the mega-talented Steph Laberis and the background was crafted by Jon Renoni. The episodes have been written, storyboarded, and now we're in the thick of production! Moving along nicely...more updates to come.

Between the Lions is produced by WGBH Boston and Sirius Thinking.