So, here's some examples of the new show I'm working on at the moment. The painted background is the work of our talented background supervisor, Martin Smith. For some reason the clean was loaded first, then the rough. You get the idea though.
More TDI work will follow, as soon as I have time. This show is lookin sweet!
Friday, December 15, 2006
Shortly after My Dad The Rock Star I did some design work for a CGI movie Involving the Care Bears. I was basically following a design style that they were already using. The film itself looks awful and is boring. Too bad, because a lot of great preliminary artwork was done by Dermot Walshe. I think they should've done the film in 2D artwork, using Dermot's drawings.
I worked on this show from 2001-2002. I was the lead location/prop designer for the entire show. When I first started this series, I was brought on a week behind schedule and asked to re-design the look of the show. I managed to do this in a week. These designs were done as " funpack" drawings for the board artists. In most cases they were used as is and went on to become painted backgrounds, saving a lot of time and money on layout. I think This is some of my best design work. I was fresh off of Clone High and still very much in that "Abstract" train of thought. I had a lot of free rein on this project. I did a lot of research on modern furniture and architecture. I took quit a bit from "Googie" style Buildings.
I think this show feels very Southern California. Gene Simmons came up with the concept.