Bug drawing influenced by JJ Villard

Doing a little work on a corporate character design project with my friend Damon Bard. Damon also enlisted the help of the brilliant JJ Villard, whose splash page inspired me to draw this version of the character which we could never send to the client.


T-Rex for The Learning Channel

To finish up this last run of dinosaur postings, here's a stop-motion T-Rex that I was contracted to do in 1996. The late Gairy Bialke did the sculpt over an armature by Jamie Haggerty which was molded and cast by Mark and Melinda Kendrick. I did the finish, which was quite extensive - lots of build-up work on the arms, teeth and tongue, then the paint job.

It was animated against bluescreen and sent to a company in L.A. for use in station I.D. for The Learning Channel. I've actually never seen the finished piece, so if anyone has a link to it please let me know.

You can see this T-Rex animated briefly, as the raw element and then composited into a cityscape by John Barrick, at the end of my old commercial demo reel.

This is the sculpt done by the late Gairy Bialke over the armature, which you can see below.

Jamie Haggerty whipped this out quickly for us, unfortunately we had to cut a few corners - the ankles were wire which was difficult but we didn't have time to redo it.