Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Thursday, January 19, 2023
The Animation Academy is a school I launched 25 years ago today.
Saturday, December 24, 2022
Wednesday, February 02, 2022
Things get sinister in the latest episode of Montgomery Thump and Timbuk Too! Follow the link to the Canvas section of Webtoon Comics to see what's up.
If you're new to the series you can start from the beginning and get caught up...
Monday, January 31, 2022
These drawings are from the original development of the character that would become Spyro.
It had been a little more than 2 weeks since I started to create the very first concepts for Insomniac Games. I was in the process of refining and defining. Insomniac was very excited about the character and the images I was coming up with. At this point in the creation of Spyro I was directed to really push his expressions.
This is the way it works. You dig and explore through concept sketches then as the character emerges a commitment is made towards the final design. Once you've nailed the look then you test it out and see how it functions through expressions and action / attitude posing as the personality emerges.
Note for historians and archivists: The pages are sequential but they're numbered incorrectly.
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Intrigue plus a new character gets fired up! The next chapter of Montgomery Thump is on Webtoon Canvas. Lots more content on the way in days ahead. Follow the link.
Monday, January 24, 2022
These are pages from the development of Spyro the Dragon on this day Jan 23 in 1997.
I contracted with Insomniac Games to own my original art once it was used for production. It was a groundbreaking contract back then. Thus I have the unique opportunity to showcase these images.
There are 103 pages total that I created for this project. The pages here are numbers 41 through 44. They were misnumbered by someone at the company.
Spyro was really cracking the shell at this point. Insomniac was very excited. They knew they had a winner. Spyro continued to improve with the next round of sketches which I'll feature in a few days.