Dexter Gordon at Ronnie Scotts

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… Read More

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. 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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

Madrid, Can’t sleep, lonely. Overdrive

Early 90’s. 2 am Wednesday morning in a nightclub in Madrid. Job starting the next day, couldn’t sleep. Went out and discovered that the rest of the world couldn’t sleep either. Met some guys driving around the city making a movie out of a truck. They gave me a ride to this joint. Who boy…

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 learning how to draw was intoxicating to me.It quieted my head. Gave me direction and passion. Then there was California Institute of the Arts. A… Read More