Tuesday, March 20, 2007


Here is the final art for the the drawings submitted before. You can see some differences but all in all they are similar. Boba Fett's head was cocked off to the side. Which I thought was a better pose. It shows a little more cocky attitude. But I was told to change it. I still think it works. Originally I had Leia with this super-massive gun. I thought it looked cool. Again I was told to change it. I couldn't argue with reasoning, they wanted it to be a stormtrooper's gun like the movie. No changes on the stormtrooper or Darth Vader. The shirts flew of the shelf. Later I even spotted it on a guy who looked exactly like what I pictured the demopgraphic we were hitting.

First Drawing...Then Final Art

I found some of my drawings that I did for a Star Wars program. These drawings were the start of a t-shirt program for Star Tours in MGM Studos. LucasFilms loved these. They were really glad that we were pushing the envelop with their characters. Nto sure why that was, but we ran with it. Have to give some props to the guys i worked with on this designs. Darren Wilson and Dave Keefer took the inkings from these drawings and did an amazing job rendering and adding design elements to them. They turned incredible. So what did I do you, you ask? I drew the characters in this style and digitally inked them. So here are the drawings. The final art will follow.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Holy Perspective, Batman!!!

This was a my first trading card painting for Disneyana. I picked the gargoyles from Hunchback of Notre Dame because then I would have an excuse to paint the Notre Dame Cathedral. The painting is 24"x36". A lot of perspective. There is a hidden mickey but it is not in an obvious place.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Chernabog is such a cool character to paint. The painting was cool to work on. I wanted to push the cool and warm colors on it. I think I was pretty successful. This is one of those paintings I want to do again and really make it realistic. I think that would be awesome. I think about all the things I would do to enhance that character. More muscle tone, more veins, some tears in the wings, the list goes on.

Friday, March 2, 2007

Tom Morrow shows us the Future

This piece of art is obvious. It was for Tomorrowland at Magic Kingdom. This was a project where we wanted to play off of the neo-retro styling of the re-designed tomorrowland and incorporated a comic book element as well. So I concepted this idea and ran with it. It was the main piece of art for the program. We did the panels to reprsent the windows of a comic book page and the had the characters break out of the panels. The whole piece was inked in Illustrator. All the elements in the background was inked seperately so that I could move them around so that I could get the best visual appeal in the panels. The characters were also inked seperately as well. When it came to color I want to give the feel as though it was dusk and the whole place was illuminating. I used a lot of gradients and transparent color and transparent color on top of gradients on top of solid colors and so on. I really dived into this piece. I pulled as much reference as I could find at Magic Kingdom, WDI, and DDG resource center. and worked and reworked the whole thing. This was one of those sink your teeth project.