Saturday, December 5, 2009

THANKSGIVING

  
Our Wyatt, Carey, Murray Thanksgiving
in San Francisco


   This Thanksgiving, after being unemployed for 9 months and almost losing our house a few times...We took a well needed drive up the coast to San Francisco.
  Clean, crisp air intermixed with the pre-Christmas frenzy of families shuffling about the city. The energy of the city gave us life.
   All 7 of us actually fit on various parts of a cable car while our youngest kids screamed as we crested Nob Hill. They played on the beach at the unusually, un-crowded Fisherman's Wharf, while our two oldest kids went inside each Giaradelli store over and over again for free samples... Chocolate peppermints.
   Our children were used to not asking for things and did not ask for the M&Ms and Cokes peeking out from the hotel room refrigerator. They did not get upset when the one movie we did purchase stopped unexpectedly right before the end. Our toddler even put the Snickers bars back when we caught him taking them from the fridge.

   We needed this trip. We needed a break. Every month worrying about how we would make the next mortgage payment and utility bill. Stress and arguing building each month. Eating the same meals and not being able to go out. Searching and testing for various jobs. Talking to so many producers I couldn't count them anymore. Making sure to keep good records for each unemployment form. We could not take the kids on outings or buy birthday presents for their friends. We had to choose between paying the phone bill or the gas bill. 3 jobs fell through.
   I was defeated and tired.

   Finally, after months of friends and co workers spreading the word, and me pounding the pavement, I was hired. A week before Thanksgiving. For a network that will keep me employed for at least a year.
   Our children now know how important it is to have a roof over your head and clothes and shoes. They used to spend, spend, spend. Now, they are happy we can stay in our home. This Thanksgiving we were full of gratitude for all of the basics in life and our family sticking it out together. We made it! For now.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

ANIMATION GUILD PARTY Illustration


illustration for

THE ANIMATION GUILD
HOLIDAY PARTY!


 


by Carol Wyatt
All rights Carol Wyatt

Monday, November 9, 2009

SIMPSONS STUFF





SIMPSONS  MEMORABILIA...




A BG from "Krusty Gets Busted" first season.
I was transitioning from BG cleanup to Color Supervisor. So, I both drew the BG and keyed the episode. 
It was a blast working on this episode with Brad Bird. He was always making me laugh!


Saturday, October 3, 2009

HEY ARNOLD Pilot


HEY ARNOLD!





Character lineup

When Craig Bartlett asked me to Art Direct the pilot I was so excited. I had always been a big fan of the original Arnold claymation shorts.



ROCKO'S MODERN LIFE COMIC



ROCKO'S MODERN LIFE
COMIC






While I was color supervisor on this series, I also worked on promotional materials.


Monday, September 14, 2009

Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends

 
FOSTER'S MALL
  

Pan Detail LEFT




Pan Detail RIGHT





Pan of the Mall
Done in Adobe Illustrator



EINSTONE





THE WACKY WORLD OF TEX AVERY
Einstone



 








BG Keys for Eddie Fitzgerald
Gouache paintings

Monday, July 13, 2009

NIGHTMARE NED




BG key




BG key




BG key




BG Key





PRE production gouache painting


Sunday, July 12, 2009

NIGHTMARE NED development


A copy of a development painting in gouache.
Disney has all the originals.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

NIGHTMARE NED Development


Pre Production Gouache painting for NIGHTMARE NED

ROCKO'S MODERN LIFE






3 Guests in SCRUBBIN' DOWN UNDER

Color Supervisor

HEFFER in ROCKO"S MODERN LIFE


I was the Color Supervisor on Rocko's Modern Life.



Heffer in Mama's Boy





Heffer in T'D Off
Yes, that's a candy bar cigar.

Friday, June 26, 2009

New Sketch


Should be a painting.... Maybe in the wee hours.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Nightmare Ned Development


Nightmare Ned Development Painting.
Ned's House Normal day.

Nightmare Ned Development




Development Painting for Nightmare Ned.
Ned's Room.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

LOVE ME



LOVE ME was painted about 20 years ago.
It was held in the back room at Julie Rico Gallery along with a few other paintings of mine
When I went to pick up my paintings from her, she said she had given it away to a friend as a Valentine's Day gift. Never paid me. She claimed to have given it to Perry Farrell. Who knows...
I haven't seen the painting since.
If you ever see it, let me know....

DON'T FORGET TO BE STUPID, HONEY


I'm finding old paintings from 20 years ago that I have forgotten about but just LOVE!
This one is owned by a friend.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

DESIRE


A painting that I did for a show about 20 years ago in LA.
Gabor Csupo bought this one and two others that I painted.


Monday, June 1, 2009

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Camp Lazlo Development


Jelly Cabin
This was one of my favorite paintings that I did for Joe Murray when we were working on the development for Camp Lazlo. He told me to do whatever I wanted with his sketches. Joe and I were big fans and collectors of kitsch 50s furniture and fabrics. I picked up some great 50s fabric on our travels and decided to design the look around those patterns. The colors and graphics were very simple and beautiful. I thought a yellow sky would be great with the comical nature of the show, and give the backgrounds the look of vignettes similar to 50s graphics.



This was one of the BGs of Lumpus' cabin used for the pilot.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Hey Arnold Pilot

This was left on my desk one day when I was Art Directing the Hey Arnold Pilot.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Power Puff Girl Movie Art


Background Color Comps for the red sequences in the movie.
These are scans of prints. Cartoon Network has the originals.








Saturday, May 23, 2009

Two Stupid Dogs Storyboard Comps


Color Storyboard comps
"Let's Make A Right Price"




Craig wanted it to look like "let's Make A Deal"








More Storyboard comps
"Sheep Dogs"







More comps...
"A Quarter"







The crew on this show was incredible!
It was the beginning for many famous animators including:
Conrad Vernon, Craig McCracken & Miles Thompson.

We didn't know it at the time, but that would be one of the last shows produced on the original Hanna Barbera lot.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Two Stupid Dogs


Pie In The Sky
Rough Storyboard Comps

Hanna Barbera

Butthole Surfer Video Art


Butthole Surfer Video
Pan BG

The band drives down this street in their car...



...And drives into the Den O Sin doorway

Fun Art to work on. Bill Stobaugh directed and Wes Archer animated.