Sunday, December 16, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

A Great, Big, Beautiful To-Car-Oh!!

The title for this post is really a bad pun, and unforgivable. Then again, think of the things Disney does to us. Space Mountain in Florida has a musical score now, which they claim you hear in "Starry-O-Phonic sound!". And who knows, maybe Richard Sherman is following my blog!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Taking matters into my own tentacles!

I did these roughs a couple of nights ago, actually in the main (original) theatre on the Disney lot while waiting for a screening of "Brave" to begin.
And here's the finished rough, followed by the final version with tone. I am putting in a couple of "all nighters" in preperation for the upcoming CTN Animation Expo. I'll give a report and updates as that event is happening.


Sunday, November 11, 2012

"B" Romantic

So, I'm working on a new cover/contact info page for my portfolio/ashcan book which will take the form of a poster for a vintage, sci-fi "B" movie. I'll post the finished product later, but I noticed that these posters often feature that shot of the hero and the "babe" posed together, looking oh, so intense. That's what I was going for here. I posted some of my references (maybe the original 1982 "Tron" isn't quite a "B" movie), as well as a couple of my "process" pieces.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

"The New Formal"

 Last week at the Academy, we were working on designing an elephant in formal attire, like he's going to the opera. I took it a step further and added a walrus. If you look closely at the rough of the Walrus, you can read where I scribbled the note "add monocle", which came from a suggestion, or more like a demand from one of my students. I think it was a good idea, and adds a nice touch. On a side note, blogger has this new feature that lets you pinpoint where your traffic is coming from. It looks like I got a visitor from Taiwan recently, for the first time!
c Robert Gold  2012
c  Robert Gold  2012

c  Robert Gold  2012

Saturday, October 13, 2012

"He's coming to get you, Barbara!"

 With Halloween coming, I thought I'd do an "homage" to zombies appearing in movies (or even on cable T.V. shows). I decided to tone it in gray, though not quite 50 shades. Below the final version, you can see an early concept in col-erase blue, and below that, the final pencil rough. I ended up moving the cheerleader down and slightly to the left, for the final, as well as scaling her up a bit.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tuesday, July 03, 2012


 So, the other night in character design class, the subject of "Pinky and the Brain" came up, and I thought I would try my hand at drawing a "Pinky" from memory. I'd never drawn the character before, with or without reference. So here's the original drawing, direct from my sketch book. A "thumb"nail of "Pinky", if you will.
Then I went home, and after looking up the character in Google images, I did the drawing below, based on the pose I came up with earlier.
Then, finally I did a clean-up, and and added some color, which was kind of a no brainer. "Brain"-er!? It's late. Thanks for stopping by! Gold, out.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Summer's Coming!

 So, I go for a couple of months without posting anything, and blogger makes some upgrades that make posting simpler and more versatile, once you can wrap your mind around them. We were doing an assignment in class involving posing two characters and making them relate to each other. I wanted to do a scene with a guy trying to impress a girl, and this is what I came up with. One correction I made from the rough involved the girls legs/feet, and getting them to overlap properly.

When I was drawing the boy, I really felt like I was drawing myself. Like, "Hey, girls!, Check out this drawing!".

Friday, March 02, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Man in Tights

I did this for a birthday card for someone with whom my family recently became acquainted who is turning 50 this week. The inside reads, "Here's to another 50 epic years!".