Monday, March 3, 2014

Toy Story of Terror

digital paint over set model 
Some work are some set paintings of Sleepwell Motel's main lobby and back office (aka Ron's Lair) from the TV hit, Toy Story of Terror, which aired last October.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Searle In America auction now LIVE

My contribution, 'Blouses,' an original caricature of Prince, aka The Purple One, is now available for bidding on eBay. Last day to put in your bid on this piece is August 5th at 3pm.

All other original art pieces and related goods can be found here, via CartoonArtMuseum. Happy bidding!

Saturday, July 20, 2013


The "Searle In America" auction is on its way! The funds raised will be put into bringing forth a first-time-ever exhibit on the West Coast (San Francisco) on the work of the late and great cartoonist/illustrator, Ronald Searle.

A huge shout out to the mighty Matt Jones for leading this project. A lot of other more superiorly talented artists in the field of animation, comics, and illustration joined in on the fun too! For more info and even more awesome art, visit the dedicated blog here.

Here is my contribution. A no-prize goes to the first person who can identify the title reference. ;)

ink & watercolor on watercolor paper

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Black Thought

Simply one of the best emcees to ever rock a mic.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Monsters University

Finally, a post dedicated to my second feature film project at Pixar. If you haven't already seen the film, go out to your nearest theater and do so! I was lucky enough to get a handful of painting assignments on some of the sets and characters in the film (although some didn't make it - namely, Sludge Falls Elem. and the Quad Bridge). All of these pieces are digitally painted over drawings and sculpts masterfully crafted by the artists credited below. And if you're a fellow ShrunkenHeadMan, you might want to pay closer attention to the first couple of paintings for a little shoutout! :) All artwork copyright by Disney/Pixar.

Door Tech Lab - layout by Kristian Norelius
Sludge Falls Elementary - layout by Kristian Norelius
Quad Bridge
Pedestrian Bridge
Door Tech Lab Bas Relief - design by Ricky Nierva

Roar Omega Roar Fraternity (fka "EEK") - digital sculpts by Jason Bickerstaff
Terri & Terry Perry - digital sculpt by Jason Bickerstaff

Monday, July 1, 2013

"Analogue" Prints

Since posting my "Analogue" illustration, I've had a lot of people ask me on how they can get a hold of prints. I thought about it, and figured - why not?! Ask and you shall receive! If you haven't noticed, I now have an online shop link added to the sidebar. Digital prints of my original pencil drawing is now available for purchase online via the Gradate online store.

Each print is hand-signed, sealed in a clear bag with a backing board...
...and mailed in a stiff envelope, shipped via USPS First Class mail.
(Shoutout to this lucky guy for being my first customer! You rock!)
International orders welcome! 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Blue Umbrella

Go see this film in front of Monsters University! Here are a few pieces of concept work for Pixar's new short film, "The Blue Umbrella." This project is very special to me because it was the first Pixar film I created a color script for. I learned so much throughout the process and I feel very happy that the geniuses in the Technical and Lighting Departments carried through brilliantly, and did a fantastic job in plussing my color and lighting suggestions. You'll also find a couple of set paintings of the city block and a handful of costume sketches for our Blue and Red Umbrella owners. Artwork copyright by Disney/Pixar.