Saturday, December 26, 2009

Some Painted Jimmy Layouts...

Here are a couple of Jimmy Two Shoes Layouts that I painted up last season. I was waiting till the episode aired, and I guess I got busy and forgot (it aired ages ago...).

Anyway here they are in no particular order. (Line art by Kyle Marshall).

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Well, It's been forever since I've posted anything on here, and this hardly counts at that.

I've been doing the locations for a new series called Wild Kratts. It's a great project put together by Chris and Martin Kratt, the crazily energetic brothers that brought us "Kratts Creatures", "Be The Creature" and "Zoboomafoo". I used to watch these guys when I was younger and I'm very fortunate to get the chance to design on this show, and be part of the new Kratts Studio.

As we all know, when it rains it pours in animation and shortly after having to turn down the design gig on the second season of Jimmy Two-Shoes to work on Wild Kratts, I get a phone call from Sean Scott asking if I could lend a hand after some unexpected problems cropped up. Needless to say I jumped at the chance to get my hands on some Jimmy and have been burning the proverbial candle since.
So, after being pretty upset to not be a part of Jimmy this time around, I lucked out and now get to work on two terrific projects.
I only hope the world hasn't moved on without me after I finally get to haul my carcass out of the bomb shelter..., I mean basement.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Bad Stunt Doubles...

Wow, it's been a while!

This was supposed to be a quick piece, but life got in the way. Just another idea I have floating around in my melon. Maybe a series?

We shall see...

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Finally, A Website!

So, it's been a little while since I've posted anything, and this is why. My portfolio is finally online. I've been working like crazy to get this going and it's up and running as of this morning.

This is great because now I can use my blog for some quicker posts and more loose work and keep my final work for my site.

Check it out at and let me know what you think.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009


These designs were done for Monstroville created by Viktor Von Kreep (aka: O'Neal Pignani), And headed up by Miah Alcorn. Lots of other great people on this as well. Make sure you head on over to the site and check it out. Some of these are over there as well but hey, I want to put em here too!
Lots more to come...

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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Robots Vs. nature II...

Here's the second in the robots vs. nature series I'm working on. I'm thinking it's a three-part series but you never know...

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Thursday, June 4, 2009


He totally loves it.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Go Sens Go...

I know the playoffs aren't even over yet, but I couldn't wait to refurbish this old Radio Flyer fire engine that had been destroyed by the rain and make it into the ultimate Sens ride for my little boy. It's art to me and easily my most meaningful project to date.
I unveil it tomorrow for him, hope he likes it!

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Another Old New One...

Here's an old Gerald McBoing Boing design I did for season 1 of the show. I re-framed it though to make the trees more intimidating. I always liked the simplicity of it and am glad to have finally painted it up. I definitely didn't follow the paint style for the show, but I'm really happy with how it turned out.
I'm a little slow on posting these days, due to the fact that I'm doing some design work for a project called Monstroville. Very cool stuff, be sure to check out the production diary Blog, all sorts of cool people involved in this...
I will also be posting work for Monstroville over there.

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Piano Man

Just some quick colour I did to re-vamp an old sketch that I had done a while ago. I wanted to play around a bit with a somewhat mono-chromatic theme...

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Robots Vs. Nature...

This is the first in a series I have in mind. More to come...

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Another Jimmy ...

Here' the second of my designs that I've recently painted to reflect more what I had in mind while drawing it. It needed to be HOT. This definitely feels warmer.
It's funny, seeing my work in a sort of sequence makes me realize that I was definitely in a "warm" mood for a while. I'll have to switch it up a bit...

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Monday, April 6, 2009

A Little Character...

Well, I have to say... For a guy who's made his career doing Location Design and Layout I am thoroughly enjoying my foray into Characters. This guy's a part of an idea that's been in my head for a bit and I've been meaning to finish him for a while, but couldn't quite decide when he was done. I really want to throw a BG behind him, but I'd rather focus on some more character stuff for now. Maybe later.

More to come...

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Biting Into Jimmy...

So, continuing in the vein of painting some of the locations I designed for Jimmy, here's my coloured version of the Miseryville Meadow . I don't remember the episode it was originally in, but overall I'm happy with the warmth and simplicity of it.

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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Memories of Gerald McB...

Often when I do the line art for a given production I have a vision in my head of what I would love to do with the colour. Usually it goes off to a colour stylist to paint and it comes back well done, but rarely how I pictured it.
I decided a while back to sit down and tackle some of these designs and paint them how I originally envisioned them.
This is the first re-work from a while ago from Gerald McBoing-Boing. Season One I think...

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A Few Jimmy Roughs...

Here are a couple of rough designs I did for Jimmy Two-Shoes. Thanks to Kyle for the sketch of Lucy for the Misery Emporium location.
Those in the know will catch the homage to some early Jimmy designs by Steve Lambe in the Creepy Old House design. I had a great time doing the Locations on this project and I am dying to paint some of these bad boys.


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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Yay Jimmy!

Alright, so most of the last year has been spent working on and lovingly caressing Jimmy Two-Shoes. Created by Sean Scott, and slaved over by countless fantastic animators and artists. Of course my input was on the Design front and I was lucky enough to be joined by the beautifully moustachioed Kyle Marshall and Darren Ward. (...Only Kyle had a moustache though.) Check out their Blogs BTW. Now, location design is creative enough on it's own, but thanks to the persistence of Sean Scott and Jeff Barker I was able to dabble and later jump right into the colour end of things. I owe a lot to them. Any way, enough blather. Needless to say it was a very satisfying experience. Here are some colour thumbs I did during pre-production...

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A few More...

A couple more from "Weird Years".

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Some Pre-Digital Roughs For Ya...

Here's a batch of location sketches I did for a show called "Weird Years". The design was a lot of fun, but unfortunately some the life didn't carry over into the final product.

...I kinda miss the mess of working on paper.

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Flying Monk...

This is my first attempt at an Illustrator character that I did for an idea that didn't quite pan out. I like the guy, the idea fizzled though.

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Thursday, April 2, 2009


So I'll start at the beginning I guess... Well, near the beginning any way. These are a couple of water colour sketches I did years ago now.
I still like 'em.

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