Dexter Gordon at Ronnie Scotts

Close up of a saxophone player in front of an audience

I had arrived right before the start of the concert. The only seat left was a table in front of center stage. I found out why a couple of minutes later when the fantastic Mr Dexter Gordon came out and played his big ole saxophone. The juice from his playing would land right on our […]

Birdlady

  Birdlady A short clip from the film “Interview with Tallulah, Queen of the Universe” Inspirations – George Lepape, Elvis, Laurie Anderson

PONTY

See more of Ponty here.

Animating the two-faced diva

  Any guesses on what she’s saying? This was a scene from “Interview with Tallulah, Queen of the Universe” completed in 1995. I’m getting it transferred to digital files soon. The answer will be revealed then. The registration is a bit off in spots because I created the gif from a copies of the scene […]

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A character with high heeled feet

A clip from “Interview with Tallulah, Queen of the Universe” 1995 I was inspired by Laurie Anderson‘s lyrics from “Monkey’s Paw” “those high heeled feet”. I’ve been learning about creating animated gifs in Photoshop CC. I love Adobe’s Creative Cloud because for a monthly fee you get access to so many Apps. I spent an […]

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As an artist with a background in animation I’ve always wanted to have the ability to get movement into my work without having to do a big production. We’ve upgraded to Adobe Creative Cloud and now have access to all the great apps that Adobe offers and I never have to think about an upgrade […]

King Lear, Face Jewlery

Illustration for the Malibu Times of Pepperdine’s production of King Lear. Somehow the hands always turn out this way. Face jewelry by Givenchy. What more is there to say?

Negative space, Armory Week

When designing a character, movement, or color palette, I like to push an idea as far as possible – taking advantage of the negative space. The way one shape plays against another, pushing a line or curve to create ironical whimsy are tools used to invert visual over-used stereotypes. A big clef chin, small forehead […]

Breakfast at the Roadhouse, trip to NYC

“Breakfast at the Roadhouse” Santa Monica Canyon right across the road from Will Roger’s Beach. Patrick’s Roadhouse run by (at that time) a guy named Bob. Greasy spoon, very small with a day glow lime green four leaf clover exterior. When busy hardly any room to move – just like New York. There was a […]

Vampire chefs

DRAWING FOR VAMPIRE CHEFS

Vampire Chefs of Melrose Melrose Blvd just after the city of West Hollywood incorporated was all about funkiness. Restaurants, galleries, clothing stores – some X rated. I’d found this wonderful New York small Italian restaurant whose name escapes me. The food was great, we sat at the tiny counter but the second I walked in I […]

Color, Hockney, dancing particles

“Angels Flight” Oil on canvas I’ve always looked at color as a thing in and of itself – not a representation of something. Tiny particles of energy dancing, interweaving, bouncing light off and thru each other, the refraction, reflection determining the color the eye sees. Always an overwhelming experience for me to look at many colors all […]

Inspiration, Ideas, Stuff that’s happening

Frame from the short animated film”Interview With Tallulah, Queen of the Universe”.  Made the film festival rounds in 1995. Computer animation was just getting started. Animation was still created on paper. Whether I’m animating, painting, drawing or sculpting I’ve always approached my work as many sides of one idea.  I love the site Artsy because you […]