saw a UFO selfie

saw a UFO selfie

mixed-media monkey experiment

mixed-media monkey experiment

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2

Production Designer’s Notebook #005

Flint Lockwood’s apartment interior: Rough pencil sketch & final design.

The tiny flat that Flint Lockwood and his father, Tim, are sharing in San Franjose was an interesting assignment. The Directors asked me to create an environment that would clearly illustrate the two distinct personalities of the characters that divided the room in half: Tim Lockwood’s earthy traditional values that are fixed in the past on one side, and Flint’s limitless sense of invention and self-expression on the other. Tim’s side is 70’s earth-tones and Flint’s side is an 80’s science experiment. Neither one of them can relate to the contemporary world and neither one of them wants to. They are both living in their own happy realities, while coexisting side by side.

*There are small changes between the rough and the final that were motivated by changes in story, but for the most part, I was able to keep my concept pretty consistent from start to finish.

town abstract

*detail of larger piece*

town abstract

*detail of larger piece*

big sister & warrior kid being heroic…oh look! a kitty!

big sister & warrior kid being heroic…oh look! a kitty!

experimenting: strathmore bristol 400 series vellum surface with a golden natural round “1” brush using bombay black india ink

experimenting: strathmore bristol 400 series vellum surface with a golden natural round “1” brush using bombay black india ink

experimenting: strathmore bristol 300 series smooth surface with a silverwhite round “0” brush using windsor newton black indian ink

experimenting: strathmore bristol 300 series smooth surface with a silverwhite round “0” brush using windsor newton black indian ink

warrior kid sketches

warrior kid sketches

added color notes to that last tiny sketch on my insta. he really did have sunglasses that matched her shirt.

added color notes to that last tiny sketch on my insta. he really did have sunglasses that matched her shirt.

unfinished sketch, just playing around with some stylistic ideas (circa 2009)

unfinished sketch, just playing around with some stylistic ideas (circa 2009)

background layout for Korgoth The Barbarian circa 2004 (graphite) #throwbackthursdays

background layout for Korgoth The Barbarian circa 2004 (graphite) #throwbackthursdays

Fashion.

Fashion.

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2

Production Designer’s Notebook #004

Because the Director’s wanted to achieve a more graphic look for the second film, I realized we would get the best results by designing our establishing shots in 2D and then building the establishing shots to camera as often as we could.

These are some of the establishing shots I designed for the approach to Swallow Falls. The directors asked me to make it feel spooky and emphasize the scale of the giant plants growing on the island.

I went a step further and tried to compose the shots so that it might feel as if the characters were walking into the jaws of a giant creature, literally being swallowed by the island as they journeyed closer.

Huge thanks and well-deserved credit to Dean Gordon for the final color on the last image of the bioluminescent jungle.

Today’s warm-up sketch. Drawn straight ahead. Kinda fell apart on me halfway through. (graphite)

Today’s warm-up sketch. Drawn straight ahead. Kinda fell apart on me halfway through. (graphite)

zombie is my co-pilot

zombie is my co-pilot