This watercolour of the beach at Van Damme State Park looks a lot better to me now that I do not have the real thing right in front of my eyes for comparison.
The northern California town of Mendocino has some very distinctive and quirky architecture. One prominent feature is the towers looming all over town. At first, I thought they were observation towers or merely a quirk of a long-ago architect, neither of which explained the sheer number of them. It took me a while to realise that they were in fact [..read more..]
Last weekend, Julia and I went up to the North coast on a sketching trip. I’ll have some more pics to post later but to begin with, here is a beaten down old truck we stumbled on towards the outskirts of the lovely little town of Mendocino. The weather was beautiful & sunny, and despite occasional gusts of strong coastal [..read more..]
Here is my contribution to the first TR!CKSTER BOOK being published as a companion piece to the TR!CKSTER conference, happening CON-currently with COMIC CON in San Diego from July 19-24 this year: For a harrowing morning it appeared that my contribution was not to be included, as it been overlooked in the shuffle when the book was being assembled. Which [..read more..]
The organising, scanning and collating of old artwork continues… Here’s a FINDING NEMO concept sketch (in gouache and pencil) from early 2000. This was the first time I’d ever worked for Pixar. I was working as a freelance design guy, and worked mostly at home under Ralph Eggleston’s capable supervision. I must have jammed on visdev for a month or [..read more..]