Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Bedrock... in living color!

Here is the "Tarbucks" layout, with the final color.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Yabba Dabba Draw!

So, I've been staying productive with the job, teaching once a week and prepping my work for the upcoming CTN Animation Expo this coming weekend.http:// Meanwhile, here's the final version of the "Flintstonian" Target store. I fixed some of the color on the marquee, and I colored the hat brims on the security guards, which I neglected to do earlier.

I'm also working of ideas for other environs of Bedrock, making fun of more of our 21st century pop-culture and branding. Hopefully, you can make out what's happening in this next piece, and I've also shown you some "process" stages which may give you an some insight into my process, and can help explain how something kind of scribbly can develop into something solid that I hope is pleasing to look at.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Jurrassic "Art"

So, I am a) getting my work ready for the upcoming CTN Animation Expo coming up later this month, and b) doing some work in the style of the "Flintstones" after hearing about the Seth McFarlane re-boot, and c) giving the blog a much needed update.

I started off by thinking of "Flintstoney" versions of our contemporary popular brand names and corporate icons. Here is a rough (I went through quite a few versions before coming up wiht this one. I decided to play around with some character ideas. As it is today, certain pre-historic people just can't stay off the "shell phone". Note that the security guards don't have any weapons or radios, and are armed only with their wits. Good luck, gents.

Here above is the final rough...

...and below, the final, cleaned up, with all the color of a bowl full of Fruity Pebbles!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Fast & "Fur"-i-ous

These are a few "rodent" characters which originally sprang from a demo I did for one of the students at the Academy. I got a tip that someone might be interested in some of these guys for a project, and, you know, you just never know about these things. A little sketch can provide the impetus for something big. I'll keep everyone posted. In the meantime, enjoy these drawings.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Hungry Like The...

I was assisting one of the students at the Academy (who's name, I believe, is actually "Sunday". She's got no blog...yet! Hopefully, that will change). She was trying to put a "Wolf" character into action poses, and I tried my hand at a few (walking in profile, in 3/4, and what looks like a "leaning club bouncer" pose).

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

"Peace" it together

A spontaneous piece from the recent "Animation Nation" "Art Jam" last night. The theme, expressed in the title of the post, came from Charles*, who was sort of the "MC" for the evening. for more info, visit
*Charles Zembillas, my friend/mentor/employer who runs the Animation Academy (www.the, and the "Animation Nation" website.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Plenty O' Horns

The other night, we were finishing up our weekly Tuesday night class at the Animation Academy, when I was assisting a student who was trying out some designs for "minotaur" characters. I decided to try my hand, and hoves at a few myself, and also included a couple of "satyr/pan" type characters. Here's what I came up with...