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.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Yucky Duck Short

Rough Storyboard Keys



Monday, May 11, 2009

Abracadabra Art

Pacific Oaks Children's School
Live and Silent Auction Event

Reply Card - Front

Reply Card - Back

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Beatie Boys Video Art

Original painting from the Beastie Boys' Shadrach video directed by Chris Cassidy.

My first experience roto-scoping, and in be-tweening.
I had no idea what I was doing, but I knew how to draw and paint. Animation was a foreign animal to me then. Worked with some great artists and got to meet the Beastie Boys.
Even felt tiny ripples from the San Francisco earthquake while standing quietly and painting.

My paintings in the foreground with Marlon West painting next to me. He reminded me that we were lined up around the room in the order of the animation. Everyone had a different style. Very cool.

Music Video Art

Gouache Painting for a Butthole Surfers Video in the early 90s.
Worked with Bill Stobaugh and Wes Archer.

The bands car drives down the street and into the Den O Sin.

Ampitheater from the 5th Season of The Simpsons

Season 5 of The Simpsons.
A computer print out from a scanned cell.

The Simpsons season 2

Simpsons Halloween Special Season 2
This is a print out from our tiny Macs in the late 80s. The colors did not match the cells.

Simpsons Halloween Special

Color comp (painted with cell vinyl on a cell) for Second Season of The Simpsons' Halloween Special.
I was the Color Supervisor and started up a new color department following Georgie's original Simpsons colors.
Cookie Tricarico painted most of our cells before 5 of us did the final color mark ups.
We used the Mac to color the main BGs, then marked up the characters, props, FX, backgrounds, layouts, and storyboard panels by hand for overseas to use for production.
The computer was too new and the colors didn't match the final cells. Digital ink and paint and the internet didn't exist yet.
We used tiny Macs and stored everything on floppy discs. Sometimes a disc would erase parts of itself. We lost an entire episode once....Stress!!