This is a work in progress. It's a digital sketch for a painting that will be done using acrylics. These are original character designs of mine for an Illustration for The Owl and the Pussycat from the poem by Edward Lear. I've started working color, design and compositions digitally before committing to canvas these days.
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
I keep forgetting about this blog so I don't post too regularly. The latest painting I did was a modified copy from an unknown artist I did for a friend who has been on me for years to do. I flipped the image and removed a figure making a total of 14 people. I also made it monocromatic and used acrylics because color and oils would have taken for ever to do. They were happy and that is what matters in the end.
Thursday, August 05, 2021
I don't keep this blog up consistency, but thought I would include the painting I did for my granddaughters birthday. She's just turning 11 and is into aquatic life, so I did a painting for her room to celebrate her birthday with an aquatic theme. It's a bunch of reference material from the internet composed in Photoshop which I transferred to canvas and then painted using acrylic paint.
I'm still getting used to acrylics and approaching it like watercolors. I blocked off the critters using a latex matte and then did a wet wash for the background in blue, then added the critters after removing the mask or matte. Hope she like it!
Thursday, July 08, 2021
I have this custom made collapsible portable animation stand that I'm not using these days. Now that everything is digital, my poor drawing table sits idle. I had it built with two lawn-chair hinges so I could raise and lower it for a comfortable drawing angle. I added a removable copy stand rostrum for a digital or film camera and used it for pencil tests and full production work. It's still cool and I have it set up in my office just for kicks right now.
Sunday, June 13, 2021
This is the trailer for the finished film started in 2017 originally called "Welcome to My Daydream " about Will Vinton and his studio.
CLAYDREAM_Follow link for the Tribeca premiere screening: TODAY Sunday, June 13th @ 4pm pst https://www.tribecafilm.com/films/claydream-2021
This is a still from the documentary of Will and myself discussing a scene
| Will and I discussing a scene|