Monday, January 6, 2014

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Disney Planes: Aerial Previs work

Disney Planes. I've spent the last 2 years working on the Flight for Planes under the supervision of the flight master, Jason McKinley. Take a Look. I worked on about half the shots in the trailer below. Here is a short making of video: http://www.reviewsontherun.com/all/type-of/previews/behind-the-scenes-of-planes

Monday, August 5, 2013

Disney's Planes

Coming out this Week! Here is the sculpt of Dusty that I am working on.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Oil Painting

Rio Club sequence



One of the sequences I worked on in "Rio". The club sequence was super dynamic and a lot of fun. I love the camera language we established. You can see a lot of my Camera & Staging rough shots throughout the above clip.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Art Blocks For Ghana Project

This is my piece, for the Art Blocks for Ghana Project. It will be up for auction, in upcoming months. You can go here for more info. It pictures my daughter by the window holding her little doll. Being my second oil painting, I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. 

Tonal Painting

Actually my First Oil painting, I was just trying to use two colors to start out. Keep it simple.
I did crop the bottom of the image, to get a little better composition than what I threw down.

Reel Update


You Tube Reel

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Animating during a Power Outage

Well, we had a power outage at work so, I decided to do this quick little animation that my 2 year old daughter so graciously helped me with.

-Thomas

Monday, February 15, 2010

Animating on Pres. Day

You Tube Version



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Random, but Fun little Animation.

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I did this one a few days ago. Playing around in Flash

Thursday, November 19, 2009

So... one thing I felt I was successful with this time around, is that I didn't need to amplify my contrast in photoshop, I was able to get enough contrast during the process of the digital painting, though I did do a bit of a glow from the window over most of the image. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2009



Another rough one, based off a picture a friend of mine sent me. It captured a nice moment in time. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


This is another work in progress. 


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Put another several hours into this version.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Still in the Clouds


I started pushing some grays around in the screen until it evolved into this image. I was actually trying to stay away from the typical shafts of light, but once again, they came out in the painting. ha! No reference here. Just my head in the clouds. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Blue Sky Studios


This is a painting I did today, looking straight outside my window from my computer here at work. Sooo...  Yeah, I have a nice scenic little view. The trick is trying to capture all the right colors. Those of you who know me can understand why this is such a challenge. 

Thursday, August 13, 2009



I imagined  up this one as I was painting. I'm not sure how much further I'll take this one, but here it is. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Trying something new in Maya. I just copied cubes over and over until I got the form, I wanted.

Monday, August 3, 2009


Uhhh.....Still experimenting with color I guess, that is what this one is about. ha!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

This is a based off the old Norman Rockwell painting, most of the colors are directly from the painting. So not much creativity on that end, but I'm trying to replace the girl and guy with a friend of mine who just got married.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


More Arizona. This Painting is completely made up. I'll keep updating this one. Thanks To Mr. Dibble for the color pointers.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

This painting is based off of a park that was close to my house growing up. It had a much larger patio that I modified to make it look a bit more quaint.


Planes, fly right by my window at work, all day long. So I thought I sketch out some planes today and then I worked on this little image.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Colorado



This one is based off of a photo one of my parents took while hiking around Colorado. I love the little tree up on the bizarre little hill.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Distance


My main goal here was to see what I could do withsome atmosphere. This is based off a previous drawing I had done a while back. 


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Fishing




What is that? Who knows. 

El Salto


Update. I found this picture of this kid in Veracruz that I liked, and wanted to add another layer of depth in the image. Then I adjusted some of the colors within the image. Better or worse?




This is a painting I did today of part of my last area in the mission I served for the LDS church. It brings back many fond memories. I'll look at this for a few days and figure out what I can improve on. 

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Update. (I put another hour or so into this, main on the face and rock in the foreground. 

I just started this painting of my darling niece tonight. Although I'm not finished, I'm happy with the roughness in the background contrasting. Not sure how far I should take this piece. I think I'm going to lighten up the shadow side of her face under her nose. Any thoughts?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I made a few changes based on Andrews Notes. Thanks Everyone.


Here is my attempt at placing a character in a background. Any feedback would be great. Thanks everyone.


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

In the Clouds

2nd Pass


I threw this together in a little over a half hour. I'm still trying to work my style of Painting in Photoshop and seeing what kind of brushes I like to use.

Ink

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Monday, April 6, 2009

layers

Here's my shot at animating with layers. 

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Sunday, April 5, 2009

More Painting

Update


Here's my second painting, I did from a sketch I scanned in. Photoshop sure makes it pretty easy to get the right colors everywhere. Great help for a color blind artist. Ha. 

Monday, March 16, 2009

Squatty man stretch.


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Another late night sketch. 

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Another Walk Test

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The one thing I am happy about with this quick test, is the opening rotation of his body into the walk cycle. This was about a 20 minute animation.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Test 2 and 3

Here are two more tests, I worked on yesterday. Obviously, going off model is easy to do when you're just trying to fly through this, while entertaining a baby on the side.


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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Flip Book Studio

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I just got Flip Book Studio, which I'm pretty excited about. It's fun to dive into some 2D again. I can thank my friend Adam for that.  Thanks! This little test took just a few hours, nothing amazing, just getting use to the tools.
More to come.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sketchbook


Most of these are from the past few weeks or so.








These are some older sketches



Drew this up for my wife, Mandy, while we were dating in 2006.

Concept art for Las Pinatas

Concept art for Turtles