Monday, June 26, 2006

Inspiration - The One and Only Paul Felix

What can I say about Paul, except that he is by far one of most amazing, talented, inspirational designers I know in the industry, bar none!!!!!!! He's currently the Art Director for Disney's upcoming "American Dog" and has provided visual development for "Tarzan", "Mulan", and was the Production Designer for "Lilo and Stitch".

He is a master at light and composition. Just look how he handles tone and light as it seeps in and throughout the frame. His drawings are just downright amazing and his paintings are just jaw-dropping beautiful!!!! And to top if off, Paul is one of the nicest, most humblest guys you ever want to know. I'm trying hard to convince him to start a blog, but for now we'll just have to settle for his work in the "Art of.." books. Every time I see his work I''m just blown away. He's been a BIG inspiration for me in how to tell a story through location and lighting.

Paul sets the bar high when it comes to overall design and production design. Damn you Paul,... damn you!!!!!! (and of course, I say that with lots of love!!).

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Inspiration - Armand Serrano

This is a second in an ongoing series of tributes to artists who have greatly inspired me. Here is the amazingly talented Armand Serrano.

Armand is simply a superb draughtsman! His layouts are so fluid and rich. Great compositions and lighting throughout. I was lucky to see some Lilo and Stitch layouts up close and they are awesome. To see more of Armand's great work, check out his website at Armand Serrano or his collaborations with fellow colleagues Marcos Mateu Mestre and Marcelo Vignali on the pirate comic El Pacifico.

And also check out Sketchclub.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Some more of Colin's Mastery ...

Just wanted to give a little more love to Colin's beautiful work. It was a joy to come to work to see what Colin would produce overnight. Just simply awe-inspiring beauty!!!!

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Inspiration - Colin Stimpson

I'm so happy that my friend and former colleague Colin Stimpson has a website.

He was the Art Director on "The Emperor's New Groove" and provided amazing visual development and background design for Hercules and Hunchback. He just finished illustrating a children's book titled “Poison Diaries” for the Duchess of Northumberland due out soon on Pavilion books. What can I say, Colin is just awesome and a true inspiration. As you can see, he's a master at Photoshop and his styling is truly beautiful. Definitely bookmark Colin Stimpson for truly inspirational work!!!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Those Little Girls Sure Are Evil ...

RoxxyKristen is at it again (... and it's about time!!). This is literally a sample of what she does at work and at play. She whips these out so effortlessly (Damn you Roxxy!!). This girl is just friggin' awesome. She can produce an "art of" book with the best of them. Hmmm, not a bad idea. Okay Kristen, start that book, ... NOW!!! ( and show the world your kickass talents).

For Stef...

Monday, June 12, 2006

For Adam G.

Felix Cumpleanos Patito!!!!!

Celebrating my hero Patito's first birthday. He's going to be in my new project soon so I'll keep ya posted. In the meantime, chow down kitty and let the good times roll!!!

Friday, June 09, 2006

Just Beautiful ! ...

Just wanted to share the beautiful current work Sam Michlap is doing. A bit different than his previous postings, but oh so beautiful and fluid. He'll be posting more work like this next week so definitely check it out!!!! Go Sam!

Francesco Francavilla

You have to check out Francesco Francavilla

I've only talked to Francesco via email, but he's one of the nicest, most talented guys I've met. I first saw his work through TheDrawing Board Forum and he's truly tops. He does it all: storyboards, comics, layouts and awesome characters.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

For MattJ

Matt, so sorry for the delay. Stef and Uli's and to come...

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

... and of course, more great artists ...

Giving props to my brothers from the Animation Academy:
Anthony Price's Blog
Arish Tirgari
Chance Raspberry
Great work buds,

And these great artistos ...
Alexiev Gandman
Kookie Jar
Tommy Sutanto

and this great site in New Zealand with very cool tutorials:
The Drawing Studio

Thursday, June 01, 2006