Monday, December 12, 2016
Friday, October 28, 2016
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Sunday, August 7, 2016
Saturday, August 6, 2016
My very last scene published on Moana turned out unexpectedly to be one of my favorite character animation assignments of my career. Tamatoa, the kong-sized coconut crab, is a dastardly decapod performed brilliantly and fiendishly by Jemaine Clement from "Flight of the Conchords". This character is a perfect exploitation of the physical possibilities of the animation medium, Disney appeal, and the elaborate grotesque detail of CGI. Here's my tribute sketch to Tamatoa!
Friday, June 10, 2016
Monday, May 30, 2016
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Sunday, April 3, 2016
John Musker and Ron Clements, our wonderful directors and two of the most-caricatured artists at the Disney studio over the years. I drew them how I often experience them: in passing and in a hurry to their next Moana production meeting.
Animation industry celebrity couple Boris Maras and Amanda Zima.
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Monday, February 15, 2016
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Saturday, January 23, 2016
While playing around with the awesome Photoshop brushes by Shiyoon Kim, I drew some caricatures of my colleagues at Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Our Zootopia directors - Jared Bush, Byron Howard, and Rich Moore. Incidentally, our crew wrap party is tomorrow! Cheers to these talented and immensely hardworking filmmakers who brought together this wonderful film.
Our wonderful lead actors, Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman!
Our animation leadership (the Zoopervisors!) - Jennifer Hager, Chad Sellers, Nathan Engelhardt, Bobby Huth, Kira Lehtomaki, Renato Dos Anjos, Tony Smeed, and Jim Hasman.
The roughest, toughest critter, never known to be a quitter! Zach Parrish, fastest animator on Zootopia and head of animation on Big Hero 6.
Unflappable Minnesotan Kaileen Kraemer is always helping animators out of jams when it comes to technical difficulties. She has a heart as big as her hair!
Waiting for lunch at Disney's Tujunga studio food trucks with animator Abe Aguilar.
Hilarious and awesome animator Alex Snow!
Dave Sandwich - three Davids, one small corner of the animation department (Hardin, Lisbe, and Stodolny.)
Ice skating with animator Riannon Delanoy during production.
Justin Sklar, one of my favorite animators / personalities at the Disney studio. We began as trainees together in 2011.
Our animation production support - Mariel Song, Nicholas Ellingsworth, Sarah Kambara, and Mary Howie.