Birdlady

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

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. … Continue reading Animating the two-faced diva

Lip Sisters1

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 … Continue reading Lip Sisters1

cat1

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 … Continue reading cat1

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 … Continue reading Negative space, Armory Week

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 … Continue reading Breakfast at the Roadhouse, trip to NYC

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 … Continue reading Color, Hockney, dancing particles

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 … Continue reading Inspiration, Ideas, Stuff that’s happening

Jazz, Art and Inspiration

I’ve been thinking about what inspired me about animation and drawing. It started with life drawing and trying to get something on the paper that looked right. The process of … Continue reading Jazz, Art and Inspiration