Thursday, July 13, 2017

Lemons & Limes

Our dog, new found lover of the fallen limes and lemons in our backyard

Monday, July 10, 2017

Summer Character Design Classes Begin Soon

Hey everyone, a new semester of my online character design classes is starting in a few weeks, for more info or to register, check out the links to my two classes below:

Character Design for Animation

Character Design for Production 


Friday, June 02, 2017

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is out TODAY!

Today marks the release of Dreamworks “CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS:The First Epic Movie.” I Production Designed the movie and was so lucky to have worked with the best group of artists I could have ever asked for.  While our art department was small, we were jam packed with talent that inspired every ounce of the look of this film.  Above you’ll see a painting of mine, and some vis dev from Chris Zibach, Perry Dixon Maple, Rune Bennicke, Floriane Marchix, and Avner Gellar.
We also had, and this can’t be understated, these AMAZING books to be inspired by each and every day to help guide us on our design / adaptation journey.  It’s because of these books, and Dav Pilkey (the author / illustrator) that we had this movie to make.  Dav Pilkey is a genius, and one of the best artists I’ve ever come across, and I hope he know’s that our art department honored and cherished his work each an everyday and I think that really shows in our faithful adaptation of his work up onto the big screen.  
Our Director David Soren, Producers Mark Swift and Mireille Soria also deserve a big shout out as well.  The trust and support they provided each and every day allowed our art department to flourish.  Easily one of the best, most creative teams I have ever been around.
Also, a huge thanks to the entire team at Mikros.  I spent half of my time during this production there in studio with you all in Montreal and Paris, and each and everyone of you helped make this amazing movie.  Your tireless work, and dedication to this film is why it looks so fantastic, thank you all.
I’ve posted few pieces of the vis dev work above and will post more in the coming weeks, but if you get the chance, go see the movie it’s out today and track down the Art of Book ( pictured above ) which you can find in stores and online.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Captain Underpants - Character Sneak Peek

As the marketing campaign starts to roll out for our movie, I thought I’d post some of our main characters from Captain Underpants : The First Epic Movie. These are our CG Renders from the film, so big shout out to all the amazing artists who helped bring these to life!  The movie hit’s theaters June, 2nd!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Spring Character Design Classes Starting Soon!

Hey Everyone,

The Spring Term for my online Character Design Classes is now open for registration.  If you are looking for some info on these available classes now, check out the links below:

Character Design for Animation

Character Design for Production

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Captain Underpants Movie Trailer now online

The movie I've been Production Designing for Dreamworks has it's first trailer out today, have a look.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Captain Underpants Movie Poster Released

For the past few years I've been production designing "Captain Underpants" for Dreamworks Animation.  Yesterday our movie poster was released, have a look!