Bill Schwab, character designer for Disney's Wreck-it Ralph, demonstrates how to use the Samsung GALAXY Note II's powerful expression tools to draw Ralph and other Wreck-it Ralph characters.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
I worked for a very short time on Wreck it in Visual Development, but really enjoyed it. So many fantastic artists were in the v-dev team...a very intimidating prospect!!! Both Mike Gabriel and Ian Gooding (art directors on the film) brought really terrific and different sensibilities to the film. Go see it---its a really fun and really beautiful film. Be sure to look for the art of Ryan Lang, Helen Chen, Jeffrey Turley, Kevin Nelson, Andy Harkness, Brittany Lee, Shiyoon Kim, Minkyu Lee, Lorelay Bove, Scott Watanabe, Mac George, Mike Gabriel, Ian Gooding, James Finch, Vicky Ying, Justin Cram, Bill Perkins, and Jim Finn.
Ralph Bad-anon moment. Painted over CG renders...with rough character help from the fantastic Bill Schwab. Based on a color render from lighting lead, Chris Springfield. Character color based on art by Cory Loftis. Art direction by Mike Gabriel and Ian Gooding
Tappers Moment. Based on a color key from Andy Harkness. Characters worked with guidance from Bill Schwab. Art direction by Mike Gabriel and Ian Gooding
Bugs devour Sugar Rush moment
The last piece I did on Ralph. Layout by Mike Gabriel along with foreground frosting painted by Ryan Lang (the really great part). Art direction by Mike Gabriel and Ian Gooding
Monday, September 3, 2012
I'm teaching a painting class for the first since I taught at Mark Westermoe's school in Sherman Oaks back around 2000. The main gist of the class is seeing and recognizing natural color relationships and pushing them. Learning to observe color from life and increasing your repertoire of color combinations....
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The entire time I've been lucky enough to be working at Disney----there's been only a few artists I would call absolutely extraordinary. Mac is at the top of this list with Glen Keane and a few others. The worst part is...he's about the nicest guy you could ever meet.
Look and enjoy!!!
Look and enjoy!!!
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The drawings of Gustav Klimt (1862–1918)
Misc Doodles (huh?)
The Temple of Liger (James' Gathering Card assignment)
Antihistamine ground support troops. Administering antihistamine spray on half-tracks to large snouts dripping snot, while giant pollens attack. Its a plausible story....