Posts tagged: Backgrounds

Frankenstein’s lab

I’m having fun working on good ol’ traditional animation. ¬†Working with the Golden Street Animation studios, I am creating layouts for a promotional reel. ¬†Soon I hope to be able to share the reel in it’s entirety, but for now I will just tease with some early layout drawings.

Frankie's lab

This is where the magic happens

Spooky house

The creepy villa

Animation Backgrounds

Looking back over some animation backgrounds that I painted long ago, and thought I’d share them here. The top image is from Disney’s Pocahontas.

This is from a Don Bluth film, “Thumbelina”. The film itself has many shortcomings, yet contains some beautiful artwork. I cut my teeth as a background painter on this film.


This is by far the most “famous” background that I painted while at Disney. It was a beautiful moment between father and daughter in the story as well as a pretty picture (MULAN).

This scene was featured in promotional spreads in TIME magazine, and newspapers around the world. Disney also used it for reproduction cels.