Thursday, November 15, 2012

Belly

My wife is NOT pregnant. I just found this old sketch of her when she was pregnant with our first.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

Arron Ludwig at work, sketching during animation dailies.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012



A caricature of, animator, Nigel Style at work. Otherwise known as, "Thor".

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Stargazer T-shirt

You can now get everyone's favorite cosmic porpoise whisperer on a T-shirt, Iphone case, apron....and more!!! I've heard the ink holds up better on the American Apparel shirt.

Follow the link: Stargazer paraphernalia


Friday, October 21, 2011

Halloween sketch

A random warm-up drawing from this morning.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Can anyone explain how this isn't a terrible idea?

"We had to move to the stand-point where we wouldn't ask anyone to work for free" ?????WHAT????? Is that supposed to be visionary? Seems like craigslist want-ads for artists on the corporate level.

A new way to take advantage of content creators without any liability or benefits?
This is a six part video.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Cancelled Project

This is from a cancelled game I worked on a few years ago.

Property of Disney Interactive Studios

Here's a link to the teaser Blur Studios produced. All the design, and storyboards were done here at Disney Interactive.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Kitty


My wife's friend's cat tends to cough while sticking out her purple tongue.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ghost Rider


Not that I find this character compelling, just fun to draw.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Spring Time

It's already mid June and it feels like Spring in Utah. I'm lovin' the mild weather. Hopefully we make it through to September.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Strugglin' Along






These days it takes extra effort to stay motivated. Sometimes I like to take a break at work and draw something for myself to keep the creative juices going.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Just Keep Swimmin'


A couple of years ago, just before my wife started an internship at the state prison, her mother told her, "just be like a pitbull. Bite on and don't let go."

Friday, April 29, 2011

Mech-ic Mickey



I pitched this idea for a game to a couple of guys at work. I thought it'd be a great game to attract the people who are too cool for Disney, yet harbor a secret love for the mouse. The object of the game would be to pick a Disney character as your avatar and then slowly build up your mech, gladitorial combat being the purpose. Alas, it never made it out of my office.

On our honey moon, my wife and I noticed how appealing the Disney cruise ship looked compared to the Carnival ship that we were on. I find it interesting to see how the "Disney Aesthetic" gets applied to various objects and how it triggers feelings of familiarity and nostalgia.

So why not giant robots?

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Do I Have Egg on My Face?


Definition: Have egg on your face
To seem stupid because of something you have done.

Saturday I was cooking eggs for Rachel while she got ready to go out. I got a little to complacent with our cheap pans with no insulation on the handles. Needless to say, I got burnt. The best part was that the instinctual reaction to widthdraw from pain resulted in me flinging hot, moist scrambled egg into my eyes via plastic Tigger plate. I now know the origin of the idiom, "do I have egg on my face?"

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Big Kid



My wife and I were recently up in the Toronto area visiting my family. While we were there we joined my parents on a few of their outings to the city pools. As I get older it's interesting to see the different stages of life from the top down view. Now there are little kids that are big kids to the even smaller kids. This one was definitely aware of her oldness in comparison to the small fries.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Knife Dude

An old drawing I found

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Expecting



We're expecting a baby boy in May so I painted this up for my wife a little while ago

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Epic Mickey

Epic Mickey was released today in North America. It was developed at our sister studio, Junction point and a small team at our studio had the privilege of helping out over the past year. Here are a few shots I got to paint up for concept purposes. I got a screen grab from the guys down in Austin and then had about a day to do each of these. The purpose was to address lighting and minor texture work. At the stage of production we were at we weren't allowed to touch anything else really. Not all of them are what I had hoped but we were under the gun to get stuff done. All in all I'm happy to have worked on the project with our team here at Avalanche.

More to come...








Friday, March 26, 2010

Matte Paintings

These are three WIP's of a number of matte paintings I did for a freelance job last year.





Bats

Friday, January 29, 2010

Salinger



JD Salinger died on Wednesday. I don't know much about him but that one of his books, from which this blog takes it's name, inspired me to pursue a higher level of excellence. At a tough time in my life it provided me with clarity, and reminder that the discovery of personal truth is the value I derive from my work.
When Mike told me the news I was surprised at the depth of my reaction. Although I did little to cultivate a place for the author, the little exposure I have had with his work has had a lasting effect on the way I perceive - a fitting nod to his greatness.

NY TIMES

Here's a lengthy explanation of what his writing did for me.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Video Game Art

Here's a tank design I did for the "Bolt" video game we worked on. I don't think this design got used.

Copyright Disney

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Random drawing day

Here are some random drawings I found that I thought to post.


This post is at the request of some co-workers. Enjoy!



My office mate and friend, Sam Nielson.




Random zoo drawings from one of my regular excursions to the zoo.



Sometimes I'll go over to the State Capitol building accross the street on Sunday mornings to draw. The interior is filled with a wonderfully silencing quality of light that seems to provoke children to play, and which adults revere.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

value study




I got inspired by some friends at work doing lunch time studies, so I thought I'd do one too. This is from Karsh's Winston Churchill portrait. I spent about an hour on this one.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Warm-ups

I'm pretty busy these days with other things so all I have to post is sketches.



Thursday, July 24, 2008

Pioneer Day

On the way to work I couldn't help but stop and sketch the paraders.



This guy was part of the little convoy representing the Cowboy Poetry festival/reading.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Hoagle Zoo

Here's a couple of sketches from the zoo on Saturday. Its been a struggle to get back into it but it's starting to be less painful.


This guy was scratching his chin with a piece of straw.