Friday, November 8, 2013

The Croods - Now in High Fidelity!

Sometimes when working on a scene I'll make a playlist of music to serve as inspiration while I'm drawing.  Occasionally, I'll find a piece of music that fits so well with the scene that I'll play it in the background while I pitch to the director.  While working on an early version of the epilogue from The Croods I stumbled upon a track from Danny Elfman's score for Charlotte's Web.  I listened to this track so many times that certain cues in the music inspired me to create new shots that I previously hadn't thought of.

A little background info.  For a brief period the movie was bookended by scenes that took place in a modern day museum where a group of kids on a field trip learned about the 'Croodaceous Period.'  Some of the things Grug is drawing on the rock reference ideas that were eventually abandoned.  For instance, Eep spent the movie unsuccessfully trying to make fire and Thunk couldn't throw rocks well because, as it turned out, he was left-handed.  Also, I put this together myself in iMovie so the cutting is not as great as it should be.




Monday, April 22, 2013

'The Croods' Storyboards!


It's about time I threw some boards from The Croods up on the blog!  I worked on the film for over a year and a half with an amazing group of people.

Here are a few panels from the epilogue of the movie with our heroes riding off into the sunset.  This is an earlier version of the scene and features different creatures than ended up in the final film.


Stay tuned for more...



Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Stoick & Gobber

I had a little break on Dragons so I decided to draw...Dragons stuff.  I started to get a Batman & Robin vibe as I was sketching so I just went with it.



Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Croods Trailer

A new trailer from 'The Croods' debuted today.  I storyboarded on this for about a year and a half.  I can't believe it's going to be out in theaters soon!




 

Here's a storyboard panel from a scene I worked on in the trailer...

Monday, October 22, 2012

Astrid and Stormfly!

Bringing this blog back from the dead with a quick Astrid and Stormfly drawing.


Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

The Super Big Micro Show

Tons of great art will be on display starting this weekend at Gallery Nucleus. If you're in the Los Angeles area check it out. The show runs from Dec. 11 - Jan 4, 2011.

http://www.gallerynucleus.com/gallery/exhibition/268

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Villains!

There was an open call for 'Doom Syndicate' villains on Megamind. Here are a few that I submitted.

All work
© DreamWorks Animation

Monday, December 6, 2010

Mastermind...er....Megamind!

A few random story panels and beatboards from Megamind...







All work © DreamWorks Animation

Friday, November 19, 2010

Shrek Pt. II

Here are more random boards from my work on 'Shrekless'...








All work © DreamWorks Animation

Monday, November 8, 2010

Scared Shrekless Boards

'Scared Shrekless' aired this past Halloween. I had the pleasure to once again work with the great Gary Trousdale and Sean Bishop on this project. Here are a few beatboards from an unused story involving Puss buying some posessed boots.









All work © DreamWorks Animation

How to Train Your Dragon Storyboards

I only worked on 'Dragons' for a couple of weeks but here's a few of my boards...









All work © DreamWorks Animation

Friday, March 5, 2010

James Cameron has acid for blood.

James Cameron visited this week at work. He spoke with JK mostly about the making of Avatar and 3D technology.

Pics of me in my Ney'tiri costume soon to follow.