Pizza Hut Singing Snowman

Just before the holidays last year, I was tasked out to design the singing snowman for Pizza Hut’s Singing Snowman commercial.

After designing the look of the snowman, we went through a few rounds of the melting stages. The client didn’t want it to look too gruesome or sad, so I tried to keep it light. 😉

Pizza Hut Singing Snowman Stage 1 Pizza Hut Singing Snowman Stage 2 Pizza Hut Singing Snowman Stage 3

Here’s the commercial:

 

 

The Voice Season 11 Promo

A while back I was asked to do some designs for The Voice Season 11 promo: Arrival. The direction was to give Miley Cyrus translucent dragonfly-like wings, and also to turn Carson Daly into a grey alien… Hey why not?!

Here’s where I ended up:The Voice Season 11 Promo- Miley Cyrus wingsThe Voice Season 11 Promo- Carson Daly alien

Here is the (bizarre) promo:

 

Foster Farms Monster Appetites

I have been drawing monsters ever since I was a wee lad, so when I get a chance to make more monsters for a job, it’s always fun. I was tasked out to design the monster for the Foster Farms “Monster Appetites” commercial. Initially, I was asked to develop the monster in stages, starting with small and cute, and then transitioning into something a bit more menacing. The director and agency requested a few different directions, starting with a muppet-esque feel, then moving to something more hairy and realistic.

Here is the final design:

Foster Farms "Monster Appetites" final monster design

These guys led to the final design.Foster Farms "Monster Appetites" preliminary design Always inspired by Ludo 😉Foster Farms "Monster Appetites" preliminary design

Here are some preliminary designs:

Foster Farms "Monster Appetites" preliminary designsFoster Farms "Monster Appetites" preliminary designsFoster Farms "Monster Appetites" preliminary designs

And here’s the commercial:

Timothy McTimber in California Redwood Ads

I had the opportunity to create Timothy McTimber, a talking redwood plank puppet for the funny Humbolt Redwood commercials. I sculpted Timothy in Zbrush and Legacy Effects 3d printed and painted him to appear like redwood (shhhhhhhhh).

Timothy McTimber Designs for California Redwood Ads
Timothy McTimber Designs for California Redwood Ads
Timothy McTimber Designs for California Redwood Ads
Timothy McTimber Designs for California Redwood Ads

The spots are great:


Geico Alligator Arms

Here’s a design I created for the Geico Alligator Arms: It’s What You Do commercial a while back. Legacy effects built the gator puppet and VFX augmented the expressions.

Geico Alligator Arms design
Geico Alligator Arms design

Here’s the spot:

Spotify The Never Ending Story Ad

“Atreyu!!!!!!” I had a chance to sculpt the auryn medallion that Atreyu wears in the Spotify “Never Ending” spot. Unfortunately, you can’t see it in the ad, but in the behind the scenes featurette, you can see it, as well as Legacy Effects in action with the Falcor gimbal rig! Legacy 3d printed and painted the medallion to appear as the original in the 1984 film.

Spotify The Never Ending Story Auryn Medallion
Spotify The Never Ending Story Auryn Medallion
Spotify The Never Ending Story Auryn Medallion
Spotify The Never Ending Story Auryn Medallion
Spotify The Never Ending Story Auryn Medallion
Spotify The Never Ending Story Auryn Medallion

Here’s the ad:

This is the the behind the scenes featurette:

Surfrider Foundation- Milwaukee 2016 Designs

Surfrider Foundation- Milwaukee had another great summer of events. I had the opportunity to create the design materials for the events, which included the 4th annual Surf @Water, a day-long celebration of Great Lakes surf culture on the beach in Shorewood, WI!

Here’s the Surf @Water 2016 poster. You can order prints of this poster at LakeLuster, on online shop featuring freshwater and surf-inspired art.

Surf @Water 2016 Poster
Surf @Water 2016 Poster

Surf @Water 2016 Schedule
Surfrider Foundation Milwaukee 30 Days Postcard. Original photo by my pal, Ryan Bigelow, used as photo ref.

Quicken Loans Star Treck Ads

I helped design the vulcan couple and dog for the series of Quicken Loans Star Trek commercials this past summer. They actually used the designs for the set dressing- note the framed pictures 😉

Quicken Loans vulcan couple designs
Quicken Loans vulcan couple designs
Quicken Loans vulcan dog design
Quicken Loans vulcan dog design

Honda Square People Designs

A while ago, Legacy Effects had me help design the square people for the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe “Square” commercial. Another Legacy artist, Jim Charmatz and I spent a couple of weeks refining the nuances of the characters’ features with the director. It was a challenge not to let the characters slip into the uncanny valley… creepy. Here are a few of the people I designed.

Here is the commercial:

 

LakeLuster is Live!

It is with GREAT excitement that my wife, Katy and I announce the completion and launch of our artistic adventure together, LakeLuster! This is an online shop selling our freshwater inspired art prints. We are live, so please check out the website!

Paddle on!

LakeLuster.com
LakeLuster.com

Brewco Manhattan Beach Trust poster

It’s been a while since I have been able to do another Brewco poster, but my schedule freed up so I was able to complete this one a few weeks back.

Here’s how it turned out.

Brewco Trust poster

I decided to digitally sculpt a pair of hands holding a beer glass to use as reference for the illustration. Here is a render of the Zbrush sculpt.

HAnds

This is currently being printed on canvas and should be delivered to Brewco Manhattan Beach in a month or so.