This is the first design I did at Stan Winston Studio back in 2007. The ad agency liked it, so this became the final design for the sculptors and fabricators to reference. (I actually asked my darling wife to put on my baggy clothes and pose for the shot. I then composited and painted the rest in photoshop). Below is my design:
Back in 2008, I responded to a Craigslist ad that was looking for someone to illustrate a surfing Buddha for a new “Life is a Beautiful Thing” brand. Well, I sent over an illustration of a surfing Buddha, and I was quickly asked to create a whole series. Dave Furano, now a founding partner of Rock & Brews, had just opened a new design studio in El Segundo and he asked me to join their team. Dave had new ideas for the Buddha character every day, so I continued to illustrate them. That was just the beginning of my exciting tenure at The Studio El Segundo.