John Hays

Phil Robinson

 Posted by on January 28, 2015  Colleagues, Friends
Jan 282015
 
Phil Robinson

A beloved longtime member of the Bay Area animation community, has finally succumbed to pancreatic cancer after battling it bravely for over 3 years. Phil Robinson will be greatly missed by his loving wife Jennifer, and his many friends from around the world, me amongst them. Phil came to the Bay Area in the early 1980s but I [..READ MORE..]

Rough designs

 Posted by on April 22, 2010  Character design, Drawings, VisDev
Apr 222010
 
Rough designs

Here are some rough designs from a few years ago. This project died pretty soon after the design process began, which happens to most projects I work on in development. What was unusual (but may be the shape of things to come, unfortunately) was that the company went bankrupt before I had even finished the rough drawings.

Flight Suit

 Posted by on June 22, 2008  Character design, Drawings, VisDev
Jun 222008
 
Flight Suit

Here is another bit of professional work done on a project that went into hibernation. It is an exploration for an easy-to-draw futuristic flight suit. Although the colours I had in mind were black, grey and purple, I hoped that it might look a bit skeletal when worn.

The Baddie

 Posted by on June 13, 2008  Character design, Drawings, VisDev
Jun 132008
 
The Baddie

Here is my take on “the baddie” in a project I worked on recently. The job died almost as soon as I delivered the artwork… which was a bunch of character studies; both B/W sketches and a few colour pics like this one. 90% of such jobs tend to die on the operating table.

Happy Landings

 Posted by on April 11, 2008  Character design, Drawings, VisDev
Apr 112008
 
Happy Landings

With great relief, I delivered yesterday some artwork on a job that I have been working on off-and-on for quite a while. One of the aspects of working at home is the lack of structure and, for me, that sometimes can be a drawback in that it results in a lack of focus… There are those days where [..READ MORE..]

Effective Detectives

 Posted by on October 14, 2007  Character design, Reading, VisDev
Oct 142007
 
Effective Detectives

This is a design I drew years ago (in markers pencil and gouache) for a story idea, created by John Hays, about a weirdo San Francisco detective. The project was called THE DICK. It also illustrates my most recent reading obsession; detectives; hard boiled, soft boiled and scrambled. This fascination came to me by way of the informal [..READ MORE..]