Monday, February 20, 2012

My Old Blackwings



So, I've been loving the new Palomino Blackwing 602 pencils, but I ran across an old box of the discontinued Eberhard Faber Blackwings in my home studio. I love the design of this package. Actually, the box wasn't full. There were only three pencils left in there.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Setting The Scene


I am long overdue in posting about this book. It was written by a friend of mine with whom I worked in London in the early 90's. The book is great! Layout artist's everywhere breathed a collective satisfied sigh the day this book came out last fall. The thing I love about it is the fact that it is filled wall to wall with great information. It's not just a coffee table book full of pretty pictures. Fraser is a meticulous researcher and it really shows here. I've been a layout artist in this industry for years and I'm learning things when I read this book. It kind of makes me pine for the old days when I knew a Background Artist was painting from the drawing I did and you could see a direct translation of your work on the screen. Again, it's a great book and well worth the purchase. Amazon has it!

Space Girl Sketches






I'm thinking about another Space Girl, so I've started some quickie sketches. There are some hits and misses here, but that's all part of the search, right?

Just a Sketch


I really should change the name of this blog to The Awful Blogger because I am an awful blogger. How long has it been since my last entry? Well, anyway, here's a sketch to start the ball rolling.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Doodlin' Robos


Boy, am I a bad blogger or what. I haven't posted or commented on any blogs in a long time. Here are some robots I doodled while I was supposed to be taking notes.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Auction In Support of Kevin Proctor


Hi everyone, a good friend of mine named Kevin Proctor has been battling cancer for more than a year. The battle is now a life and death struggle for Kevin and his family.
An auction has been put together to help create a scholarship fund for Kevin's daughter, Megan and I implore you to check it out. I donated the pencil drawing of the Mucha Space Girl that kicked this blog off.
You can find the link right at the top of the column next to this post on the blog. I worked for years with Kevin at Disney's Florida studio and he's an out-and-out great guy, not to mention a kick-ass dart player. If you met Kevin you'd know instantly that he's a good old fashioned straight forward good guy who wouldn't hesitate to help out.
I'm hoping to be of some help to my friends, the Proctors, by donating one of my favourite pencil drawings to this auction so, again, check it out.
The auction is a mix of art and sports memorabilia.
You can also scroll down in my links and find Kevin's website listed there. It has some beautiful examples of the work that he did during our Disney days.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Last Of The Messy Studio Pics



That desk that you see there is my Disney layout desk. I sat at that desk for 11 years at Disney Florida. The chair is comfortable, but the piston has gone at the base so when I sit on it it goes to it's lowest position. It might be time for a new one, but it came with the desk and I don't think I'm ready to give it up yet.