Friday, February 29, 2008

Yin Yang Yo - Season 2 Layout/Design

Here are a few examples of my work on the episodes. The drawings get painted and vectorized so that you can zoom right in to an area. It's the only way we can get the show done under the schedule we have. Have a look..................

We have only recently surpassed the half way point in the 39 half-hour spots , each containing two 11 minute episodes. It's a lot of work!!!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Ripping Friends - Part 1

I left a design job to work on this show. John Kricfalusi's "The Ripping Friends" was a promising project and I was ready for a change of venue. So off to the Red Rover Studio I went. It was also being directed by a good friend of mine, Riccardo Durante. I always enjoy working with Rick.

Here are a few poses I did for a layout. These guys weren't easy to draw. John made it look easy. His poses of the characters were unbelievably awesome. This was my attempt at Crag.....

This was a prop for a show called Frictor. I liked this episode a lot.

This was a graphic for the box lid, the above machine came in. I used an old 50's toy box lid as reference ,.......if it looks familiar.

The rough layout below was the building housing the sewing room, which of course was filled with huge, impossibly complex machines. I designed the interior as well.

Here's an example of how I like to work. I do a rough thumbnail and blow it up on the photo-copier. Then I work out some of the issues that need to be resolved in the thumbnail to create a rough layout. I was doing the designs for these locations in the layout stage so the establishing shots, and various complicated interiors were handled by me.

I'm going to down load some more artwork from the show later on. This show was a lot of hard work but fun and it forced me to draw in a style I hadn't done before. I always like to push myself out of my comfort zone. It's usually when I can do my best work.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Jim Henson's Dog City - Layouts

I dusted some old layouts off from the second series I ever worked on. I think these were from the second season. It had a unique style......, though way too much detail every where. These represent the only examples I have of my work on the show. Boy it takes me back.

Unfortunately, all the details would get painted out. The backgrounds were painted at an over seas studio. I'm assuming they were pressed for time and money. Oh well, not like any one remembers the show now. I worked with a lot of great people on this project.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Total Drama Island - Location Drawings

I took over the design of this show late in the game and systematically re-designed the entire look of the locations. Luckily the actual shows were not in production, just the preliminary designs given to the board artists, more fondly referred to as "Funpacks". So I treated the location design process on the episodes like actual layouts, even though the assembly was taking place in scene planning using Flash 8. I was hoping they would use them as a guide.......but it didn't always work out that way. Anyway, have a look............................

I had some fun working on this show. The schedule was a grind and deadlines were tight but I didn't want to compromise the design sense, that I had started with. All in all, the show looks good and it's doing well on Teletoon.