September 15, 2014

Schoolism Live Montreal this Weekend!

Myself, Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi are excited to see all of you in Montreal this weekend! Register here.

September 10, 2014

El Dorado

Continuing posts for the Schoolism annual Fall sale:
This is from the animated film The Road to El Dorado; learn how in my self taught online classes at while the sale is on!

September 08, 2014

The lighters hated me for this scene...

This is my version of photoshop impressionism. It's part of a discussion from my online lectures and demos about using color and light to best effect in an environment. I'll be posting material from my online classes while the Schoolism Fall sale is going on: $100 off the regular price of self taught classes until September 30!
Sign up for Designing with Color and Light!
Sign up for Environment Design!

September 04, 2014

Save $100 on my online self taught classes!!

If you've been interested in my online entertainment design classes, now is the time! Get $100 off the regular price!
Sign up for Designing with Color and Light here!
Sign up for Environment Design here!

September 02, 2014

From Sinbad

I know it’s an execution scene and everything but c’mon, was cropping my painting really all that necessary? :)

August 28, 2014

August 17, 2014

Painting Exercise

Get 3 random pigments to harmonize. (The image is lemon yellow, venetian red, ultramarine blue plus white.)

August 16, 2014

Perfect Sketchbook Kickstarter!

I'm backing the perfect sketchbook kickstarter, it looks to be the quality that I've been looking for but haven't been able to find.  I don't know this group personally so read carefully but I'm excited at its prospects, only a few days left!

August 14, 2014

I'm up on Twitter now!!

You'll always get the newest, freshest work here on Blogger but I'll have (almost) daily goodies coming out of the twitter feed from my backlog and sketchbook for those who are interested.

August 06, 2014


David Apatoff at Illustration Art has put together a very generous report on my Comic-Con demos. Check them out here:

July 17, 2014

Comic-con, Friday and Saturday Demos!

Environment Design for Visual Storytelling 
Friday, July 25, 2pm - 3pm
Photoshop Demo: Building an Environment 
Saturday, July 26, 2pm - 3pm
Schoolism booth # 2042. See you there!

July 14, 2014

Rio 2 Panorama

This is one of my panoramas painted for Rio 2. Below are crop in views for detail.

July 03, 2014

Another color key from Disney's The Pirate Fairy. The show tells the story of the origin of Captain Hook.

June 30, 2014

Disney Color Key

This is one of nearly 400 color keys I painted for Disney's The Pirate Fairy.

June 13, 2014

Stockholm workshops

The most exciting part of  my career is the opportunity to travel to do workshops and work with amazing teams of artists. The latest was a trip to Beautiful Stockholm Sweden to work with Fatshark, Rovio and NetEnt. Thanks to each for being great hosts, especially our organizer Fredrik Englund and tour guide and artist extraordinaire Leo Sandberg who got me in behind the scenes to see the Zorn show as it was being unpacked.

June 02, 2014

Environment Design self taught now available!

I'm excited to announce the opening of the self taught version of my online class: Environment Design. More info and registration here.

May 15, 2014

Completed Sketchbook

I try to fill a sketchbook every month, this is my latest effort. Pentel black 101 brush pen, prismacolor verithin orange pencil and waterbrush in a "hand-book" sketchbook made by Global Art Materials.

April 25, 2014

Disney Color Script Wall

A section of my color script has been featured wall size at Disney. This is the pirate song sequence from The Pirate Fairy.