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MATTE PAINTINGS FOR SHREK 2

2D ANIMATION

COLOR KEYS

DIGITAL BACKGROUND PAINTING

CONCEPT ILLUSTRATION

DIGITAL MATTE PAINTING

STORYBOARDS

MATTE PAINTINGS FOR SHREK 2

I worked at PDI/Dreamworks in Redwood City California for six months as a digital matte painter on the highest-grossing animated film in history. Click the picture below for a full web page of this work.

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COLOR KEYS

This is a selection from the scores of color key paintings done in 1997 for "Fern Gully II: The Magical Rescue". Color keys function as a quality guide for the final background painters. These were painted in goache (opaque watercolor) with traditional brushes and touches of airbrush.

Click on any thumbnail below to see the full-size image.

FAIRY LIGHTS

TREE WITH FAIRY LIGHTS

TREES & SUNRAYS

BIG FLOWERS

TREE TRUNKS & FUNGUS

HIGH VIEW OF PATH

CAVE

FIRE

BURNT FOREST

TRACKS

LAGOON

FACTORY

JUNKYARD

CARNIVAL - DAY

SERVICE ENTRANCE

FERRIS WHEELl

COW BARN

SHOOTING GALLERY

CARNIVAL- NIGHT

TRALIER

HIGH ROAD

WAREHOUSE - DAY

WAREHOUSE - NIGHT

MULTI-PLANE PANORAMA

ROAD TO SUNSET

 

DIGITAL BACKGROUND PAINTING

Following are a few backgrounds created in Photoshop for the animated opening title sequence of the feature film "Dudley Do-Right" starring Brendan Fraser.

 

DUDLEY DO-RIGHT BG 01

DUDLEY DO-RIGHT BG 03

DUDLEY DO-RIGHT BG 09

DUDLEY DO-RIGHT BG 15

 

CONCEPT ILLUSTRATION

Assorted projects.

 

TITLE PENDING RELEASE

LIGERS

 

THE LEGEND OF HOLLY CLAUS

These were very early concept illustrations for" The Legend of Holly Claus", done back in the mid 90s that was recently released as a novel and illustrated children's picture book, "The Christmas Princess".

HOLLY & ROBERT

THE TRANSFORMATION OF HERRIKHAN

HOLLY'S DREAM

LAND OF THE IMMORTALS

GLACIER SNOW ANGEL

THE TOY SHOPPE

 

 

HOLLY'S ICE ROOM

SOMEDAY

 

STORYBOARDS

Simple black & white frames for television concept development.