May 29, 2016

Jungle Falls!

Waterfall scene done for the animated movie Rio2.

May 22, 2016

Hoatzin Bird in Watercolor

Blog readers have identified this for me as a Hoatzin, it's painted in watercolor on hot press watercolor paper.

May 19, 2016

Puss in Boots Beatboard

This is the "beatboard" from The legend of Puss in Boots. Myself and Marcos Mateu Mestre were the first artists on the show and our first move was to review the script and identify key moments to sketch out. We call these "story beats" hence the term "beatboard". This was our process to get the ball rolling and work toward finding a "look" for the show. It's a collaboration, Marcos sketched out the scenes and I painted them.

Our most important skills at the studios are to layout scenes for best storytelling effect, then use color and lighting design to create mood and emotion. Marcos has a wonderful book for layout called Framed Ink and my tutorials are at

May 16, 2016

Portait Book Images!

My portrait book is done and ready for the printer! It should become available end of summer. Here's an image for you:

May 09, 2016

Prince of Egypt "River to Blood" Paintings

 My color key for the "River to Blood" sequence for The Prince of Egypt. That was back in the glory day.

And here's the final version of the Prince of Egypt "River to Blood" painting. This is from that forgotten time of pre-digital so it's grainy but the best version I have.