Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Brother Bear had a unique style driven by plein aire painting.Xiangyuan Jie , A masterful artist and painter,was the background stylist. In the Background department we were challenged by the style and learned many lessons along the way. It hopefully made us all better painters by the time we were done. This image when completed you couldn't tell what it was. I decided to put the effects waterfall in the foreground so you could tell.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
When the Disney studio in Florida did Mulan it was a great education in art and perseverance. The studio began to ramp up and bring in many talented artist so we could make the movie. Also we had Hans Bacher as production designer and Ric Sluiter as art directer to challenge and lead the way to a style that looked simple but not so simple to achieve. Hans was a big on thumbnailing out ideas, color or layout. As Head of the Background Department it was my job to thumbnail out the color path of the film. The board of thumbnails I posted are from the" I`ll Make A Man Out Of You" song. In this area of the film the pacing , locations and time of day changed quickly witched required allot of studies to be done for each panel till we reached the desired effect. This was a lesson in patience to color design different ideas in the same context. I will always remember this film because of the lessons learned and the other talented people I worked with.
A little while back I got a chance to work at Blue Sky studios as a color design artist.The time I was there was awesome and the design group I worked with are talented and great people to work with. My time was cut short because of family reasons, but the time I spent there was a great experience. This is one of the color key boards I did while I was there.
The Lion King was a GREAT film to work on. For the background department is was a challenge but so rewarding to see the final result. This is a background I painted from the elephant graveyard sequence. The overall tone of this area was fun to paint with the subtle textures and colors. In the future I hope to be able to post more recent work. It just depends on when the games I`m working on are released.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
This is my first post so please forgive me for my mistakes. This image was done when I was at Disney and working on A Few Good Ghost . It was a visdev painting over a Andy Harkness layout. This was the first film the background department worked in photoshop. It was allot of fun to learn and I have been working digitally ever since. Unfortunately for Florida this was also the last picture we did in photoshop there. Disney closed the studio before we could really create the film.