September 29, 2016

I got my copy of James Gurney's book on Adolph Menzel! The man lived by his motto "Not a day without a line." and sketched and painted everything all the time (as does the admirable James Gurney, one of our best living artists), his commitment was extraordinary! My hope is that that all of us digital artists will follow his inspiration and improve through observational study. The book has helped me redouble my efforts, It sits next to my desk and is frequently perused as a constant reminder of what the attitude of a real artist is. I highly recommend it, get your copy at James' website.

September 21, 2016

The Prince of Egypt!

Another of my scenes from The Prince of Egypt. Still can't believe my career began with such an opportunity and hope the same for you.

September 10, 2016

Office Window, Digital

About 13 years ago I went through the transition from traditional painting for animation to digital. It was really tough. I prided myself on my brushwork but had to transition to tap tap tapping on a wacom tablet, no cintiq existed.
So to practice, I continued my habit of painting the view out my office window but now with digital tools. These are some of my first digital paintings.