Monday, December 16, 2013

My Painting Class at CDA

This last Thursday marked the end of my teaching for the time being-I need to concentrate on my current project at Disney with everything I can!!! Concept Design Academy is such a great school, and I couldn't have done the class without my TA Dan Holland (a great artist), Kevin Chen and his wife, Estelle and their encouragement (and the occasional slap). Thanks to everyone that went on that journey with me, and I'll try to do it again in 2016.

Cheers and happy painting and vis deving!!!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Still a few openings left in my Color And Lighting class!!!

My class at Concept Design Academy has a few openings left...for the first time out of the 3 times I've taught it. Join us...we'll have some fun!!!
As in the previous post where I talked about this class, this is about practical opposed to color charts and theory. By learning to observe colors in nature, we can bring this knowledge to our work, no matter what style we work in!!!

Monday, May 20, 2013

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Concept Art (from Production Designer, Scott Chambliss)

I didn't work on this, no. But I'm posting just because I thought this movie was hella fun!!! Go see it!!!

More at Scott's Blog:

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Bill Schwab on designing characters for Wreck-it Ralph

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.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Fantasia 2000

Fantasia 2000 recruitment trip to the UK and Ireland c.1997
(L to R- Me, CG Supervisor Steve Goldberg, FX/Artistic Coordinator Dave Bossert, Supervising Director Hendel Butoy,  Executive Producer Roy Disney Jr.,  and Producer Don Ernst). Picture behind, is Roy's private jet which we flew on. that happens all the time (Yes, I'm teasing).

Steve Goldberg and I had the best time ever on this trip...and I'm so glad I didn't us killed....or fired....or pushed out of the plane..... or....

An odd project, with some great people that worked on it. And yes, Francis was an honor to work on the Pomp and Circumstance section with you, Mitchel Bernal, Kevin Nelson, Dean Gordon and the BG crew (decor) and under-appreciated supervising animator, Tim Allen.