Friday, September 29, 2006

Thought I'd throw this on the blog, It's my cousin's group, Messiah J and the Expert, they're startin to kick off here in Ireland and abroad, looks and feels like a really good tune, video's not bad either. Enjoy!

Had a few pints tonight, Spurs got to the next round of the UEFA cup but no-one gives a shit. Here's one from the sketchbook......

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Watchin Liverpool scramble a win against Galatasaray. Not worried the Gunners sailed past Porto last night. The Hex of the Emirates Stadium is behind them and they're scorin freely again, just like Highbury. While I was watchin I drummed up a couple of Golfer sketches. One is standard enough the second was tricky with the foreshortening, but they're the ones you never give up on because if life was that easy, nobody'd grumble. Cheers for the comments and feel free to check back anytime for updates.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

a caricature doodle of stewart cink I was pickin at durin work. It's not a great likeness or anything but sure it's all fun

lift off tuesday....... an early design for disney short program, Troy Ride, drew it back in May sometime.

Monday, September 25, 2006

a lost 'inspired' doodle..

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Here are a few sketchbook doodles. And after the tremendous Ryder Cup European victory, I've included the ruff sketch I did up before begining painting the Paul McGinley portrait.

Friday, September 22, 2006

pencils down stop workin it's the weekend

Thursday, September 21, 2006

here's one from germany again. I was comin up with house designs for streets and stuff. I based this one on a colleague's place in Burbank. His garden was raised and it had a stepway down from the porch to the garage. I just liked the whole idea that there was a basement and loads of other features about it. The perspective's pretty wild but sure who gives a shit!

a few of the better caricature attempts I've had a stab at

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Ryder Cup time upon us and Europe, despite the fact that Woosie is not a brilliant spokesperson or whatever, will still have enough resolve to beat the Americans for a third time in a row. Here's an oil painting I did last year and still never finished of the great Paul McGinley.

These are a couple of early reference bgs I did for Troy Ride, another Disney short we made back in May sometime, I think. I have a couple more but they managed to look a bit cold and sterile, compared to the bubbly show. I have a couple more that I can post from home this evening. In the end I was happy enough with the way they looked, I was working with the incredibles 'Art of...' book beside me, hence the ol Pantones. But yeah; ye win some and ye lose some as somebody famous probably said once.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Sunday mornin, just about to get me teeth into the work.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Saturday night, early to bed work again tomorrow. Just watched Thunderball on the box has one of the strangest lines of all times in it;

" This is Mr. Vargas. Mr.Vargas does not drink. Does not smoke. Does not make love."

Good enough movie as Bonds go, although Goldfinger is my personal favourite. As a golfer, I found the matchplay well thought out and shot to perfection. Gonna recreate it someday out in the local club.

Her's an old sketch from back in college times. We had a great layout instructor, Owen Fitzpatrick, whose weapon of choice was a set of Pantone markers and a pencil. We all tried to imitate and impress but failed miserably in the masters presence. I'm adding a link to a gallery of his work on the right so definitely if you have time check it out.


Friday, September 15, 2006

yeah here's a couple of drawins from around the desk. Superman looks gay and his feet are too big - I would never sleep with this version of womderwoman, I don't like big eyebrows - and a little scared girl!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

A couple of my backgrounds for Got Your Nose, the Ragnar/Disney short we worked on here in the studio at the begining of this year and the end of last year. Great to work on and the reference we were provided was top class, hopefully the short will be received well. Here's Ragnar's blog

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

a couple more

a couple more

here are a few bgs I did for a short film, 'The Big Rock Candy Mountain'. Creator and director Ian 'Benny' Kenny, also an award winner thanks to the beautiful people at the Galway film festival.

some more ..

some story sketches

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

these were some sketches I did for a group thing in the job...

these were done for stardust entertainment in Berlin, best city on the planet. They were hand painted by these really talented brush-heads and used as backdrops for 3d characters for a show that I don't think ever took off called Stevie Stardust. Maybe it did I never saw it, but it got a write up in Animation Magazine back in the day and we all thought we were headin for super stardom. One of the guys though, Ben Dishart, got to work on Lord of the Rings on the other side of the planet. Lucky *@™t!