Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Sneak Peak at my New Book

Here is a sneak peak at my new book on my personal approach to character design and animation. It was published by my good friends from Nemo Academy in Florence and it should be on line soon if you want to order one.  I am very proud of it and I am happy to say that it was sold out at this year CTNX in Burbank.
I will let you know soon where and when it is available to purchase on line.

Monday, October 13, 2014

My New Book

I am very proud to announce my new book that shows my process of character design and animation.  It will be available in Italian and English. It was put together by my friends from Nemo Academy i Italy and you can get one by e-mailing them.  It will also be available at CTNX in November.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Angry Birds

Here is the first official image from the upcoming Angry Birds Movie in which I had the pleasure of being included among the amazing crew of artists.  I had a great time working with the design team under Francesca Natale and director Clay Kaytis and it was one of favorite jobs in a long time.  Wait until you see the other great and hilarious characters that inhabit that world.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Print For CTN

Working on a piece for CTNX.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hand Drawn Animation Project to Support

Hullabaloo is a new 2D hand drawn animation project that you can help get funded. Take a look:

Monday, August 25, 2014

A Few Roughs From a Few Productions

Here is a selection of a few rough drawings from a few productions:

The first drawings are for the development of the character Rico, the bounty hunter from Home on the Range.  It was designed by Joe Moshier and I did the first model sheets.





The next is a first pass from one of my shots for "The Legend of the Bone Knapper", a short we did at Duncan Studios for Dreamworks.
The following are a couple of my roughs of the Sprite from The Firebird segment of Fantasia 2000.

Next, a first pass and a tie down rough of Prince Naveen from The Princess and The Frog.



Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The (Unofficial) Emperor's New Groove Yearbook

I can not believe it has been 14 years since I worked on The Emperor's New Groove over at Disney.   After every production wrapped we were given a very nice and beautifully produced yearbook but that was not the case with our little film, they just did not want to spend the money. However, our great production people decided to put together our own (even though simple) yearbook.
As you can see on the photos, we had a lot of fun and I have great memories of this great production.




Saturday, August 2, 2014