Coming Up For Air...

I can't believe it's been so long since I last posted anything on here. So much has happened in the year and a half since I posted about the Mickey Christmas Special. I'm Art Directing the Shorts now. There's a MICKEY RIDE in the works for Walt Disney World. (This is one of many promotional images I did up for that.)

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And in about a week's time I'm going to walk out on stage to receive an Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation for Background Design on our Halloween Special that came out last year! 

I'm still in shock about that one. It likely won't become real for me until I'm out on stage with a completely blank mind and a quickly growing dark spot across the front of my tux pants.

On that cheerful note, I'm going to do an enormous Mickey artwork dump now. I think this lot should cover some highlights for all of Season 4 and the Halloween Special. (Disclaimer: This post is going to get annoyingly large, so I hope I don't run into issues. Might end up being several posts.) All images © Disney TVA.

(Click on episode titles to watch the shorts!)

"Canned"

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 (CG Fisheye Breakdown)

(CG Fisheye Breakdown)

 (Still from final version)

(Still from final version)

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"The Scariest Story Ever: A Mickey Mouse Halloween Spooktacular!"

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 (I'll probably post more from the Halloween special in the near future. That was a very fun project, and I'm incredibly honored for the recognition!)

(I'll probably post more from the Halloween special in the near future. That was a very fun project, and I'm incredibly honored for the recognition!)

Thank you so much for stopping by! I'll have much more artwork up very soon.

All the best!

Me, Myself, & Mickey...

We keep cranking them out, so I'm going to keep posting stuff! We have some really fun stuff coming up later this year and next, so be sure to stay tuned!

Best to all. Thanks for stopping by.

"Split Decision"

"Entombed"

"No Reservations"

"Ku'u Lei Melody "

"Couple Sweaters"

"Turkish Delights"

"Sock Burglar"

"Dancevidaniya"

New Year, New Kid, New Post...

A lot happening around these parts. We had a new baby girl in late December, which takes up most of our time, but I'm still cranking out the Mickey work!

Hope you enjoy. Thanks for stopping in!

"Roughin' It"

"No"

"Road Hogs"

"Wonders of the Deep"

"¡Feliz Cumpleaños!"

There are a lot of crazy things in the works for 2016. I hope it's a terrific year for all of you!







More Mickey Examples...

Several more Mickey shorts have aired, so I thought I'd post some more stuff. (All images in this post are © Disney.)

I've included some character silhouettes to show more thought process. Often helps fill out the composition properly.

Hope all are well!

"Bottle Shocked"





"A Flower for Minnie"




(Stephen DeStefano designed the parade characters here.)

"Bronco Busted"





"Coned"








Nature Lover...

So my daughter was assigned a "When I Grow Up" poster project for her kindergarten class. After some brainstorming we decided it'd be fun to do a "Nature Filmmaker" poster thanks, in part, to our recent watching of the BBC Planet Earth series from a few years back.
We did a little hunting online, a quick photo shoot in the backyard, some Photoshop magic, and here ya go. They're by no means perfect, as we only had a couple evenings to do the whole thing, but it was pretty fun.
Hope you like. (Blacked out her shirt because you guys don't need to know where my kid goes to school!)