Last year I was asked to help design the monster toy for the Bank of America commercial, Christmas Morning. Legacy Effects turned this into a full suit and a toy.
Here’s the spot:
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. 😉
Here’s the commercial:
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:
Here are some preliminary designs:
And here’s the commercial:
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).
The spots are great:
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.
Here’s the spot:
Here’s the latest Brewco Jake Bugg poster. This canvas print should be up at Brewco Manhattan Beach, CA in about a month.
“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.
Here’s the ad:
This is the the behind the scenes featurette:
I created the bobblehead dogs for the Lowes commercial, “Bobblehead Dogs”. I sculpted these characters in Zbrush, and Legacy Effects turned them into functioning bobbleheads.
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.
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 😉
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:
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!
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.
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.
This is currently being printed on canvas and should be delivered to Brewco Manhattan Beach in a month or so.