Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Mo Jazz

Been busy taking pictures all weekend , and trying to get some new drawings ready . In the meantime more jazz guys from way back .

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Full Colour !

Things are looking up , new art , and now in full colour !

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Brand New

Here is a brand new guy I whipped up yesterday .

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Blog Madness

I have recently posted a bunch of book illustrations on the Flickr site , as a contribution to the Vintage Children's Book group , as a way of sharing some of the fabulous art I have been collecting over the years .
Also in the news , I started up a Photo Blog, to share some of the photos I have taken , and to keep this blog strictly for my art and doodles .
All of these sites can be reached in the future , by clicking on the links to the right .

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Hello ,I am Your Friend

Here is a doodle I made to cheer up a very good friend of mine , back in my early years working at Redrover studios .

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Jazz Wednesday

Listening to jazz and buying a big book on Hirschfeld gave me the inspiration to draw some jazz musicians . Lots of these pics in my files and hopefully posting them soon . More Hirschfeld info HERE

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Sheena's Place

Wow , here is a blast from the past . I found a couple of drawings from a Public Service Announcement that I worked on a long time ago at Redrover studios . The spot raises awareness about eating disorders in children . Directing animator was Morgan Ginsberg , animators Greg Court and Jens Pindl . Lots of fun to work on something so high quality and for a good cause . Especially like the old time cartoon look achieved in the designs and in compositing by Brad Husband . Check out the full commercial HERE .

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Rush Dogs !

A nice surprise to find some of the work from this project I had a chance to work on , at Unplugged Studio . They were hired to produce an animated video for Rush's new tour , that would play during the duration of one of their songs . So a friend of mine Joe Milkshake , called me up to help out . The first picture is a scan of the original designs that Joe Milkshake provided me with to get started .
The second one is a still from the Alex Dog animation to give you an idea of what the design looked like cleaned up and coloured .

Friday, May 12, 2006

Clowning Around

More randomness from my cut and paste sketchbook .

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Drinky Buddy 2

Mr Fancy

Playing the part of the ladies man will be none other than this guy , not yet fully realized as a design , but I cleaned it up anyway , to use on a party invitation .

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Drinky Buddy

Here are some more characters from the "Happy Hour " short film idea , and also a monkey .

The film features a character that bears a close resemblance to an old co-worker , who I like to refer to as "Drinky Buddy", and another Telly Savalas type character who started off as the "Foreigner " with a beret and a stereotypical black and white striped shirt . The clean drawings here I am sure I have a version somewhere , that was enhanced on the computer in illustrator , , as a test ,with beautiful ,crisp ,clean ,computery lines .

Monday, May 08, 2006

Happy Hour

Sometimes being busy with work is a good thing , then there is such a thing as being too busy . This is a collection of early character sketches I was working on , way back when I first started working as a freelance artist . I have finally come back to this and happy to say it will be back on the drawing board really soon. The idea here was to work these up to use in a short film about a couple of guys drinking in a bar , talking to women and getting into fights . So more or less a realistic look at the afterwork special .

Friday, May 05, 2006

Full Colour Bacon

I knew I had a coloured version of Bacon somewhere and after a little detective work here he is !

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Robots and Friends

Some robot and friends drawings from my old sketchbook.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

This Little Piggy

More Bacon !
Here are some more worked up sketches of the Bacon character . A simple pig in a big man's world .

This little piggy went to market,

This little piggy stayed home,

This little piggy had roast beef,

This little piggy had none,

And this little piggy cried,

"Wee, wee, wee."

All the way home.

Monday, May 01, 2006

I thought I would post an example of some advertising art work that I had worked , for an in store cardboard stand-up , for some Kellog's camera promotion . The job was through Chuck Gammage Animation , original drawing by Shaun Chacko , and I produced the final clean line drawing .