Hal Sutherland (1929–2014), an artist fascinated with painting the beauty of the American wilderness, the people who lived on its frontier and persevered its hardships—often with a humorous approach; Disney animator, and co-founder of the animation studio Filmation, was a treasured friend. It's an honor and inspiration to work on this desk he gave me. Built by the studio carpenter for Hal in 1965, the drawing board was with him during The Batman/Superman Hour, The Archie Show, Emmy Award-winning Star Trek: The Animated Series, and many more Saturday morning cartoons.
Click the frame below for hand-drawn animation in pencil form of the handcrafted character Petals and Her Paintbrush.
Click on the frame below to take a computer-animated thrill ride around the world.
Press the PLAY button below to view preliminary story development animation for that good egg BUCK BUCKAA!
Here's a glimpse at the huggable plush toy Petals and Her Paintbrush collectible. Petals is handmade with multi-colored fleece material under-stuffed with polyester fibers. Her paintbrush is a combination of felt and fleece. Petals has child safe embroidered eyes, suitable for ages 3 and up.
"Multiple colors flew from the paintbrush bristles and splashed onto the wall dripping into the shape of a door with luminescence like stained glass, opened by a doorknob that hummed a lovely song."
It was a joy one Christmas to arrange the nonprofit's holiday fundraiser. I asked It's A Wonderful Life actress Karolyn "Zuzu Bailey" Grimes to sign the wings of an angel themed stuffed animal for the auction and she graciously donated a signed copy of her book. The bear even plays a heartwarming message that Karolyn recorded when you press its paw. Here is the image I created for the event—
Promo artwork for Star Trek Continues, a fan-created web series dedicated to completing the five-year mission of the starship Enterprise featuring Chris Doohan, son of Star Trek's original "Montgomery Scott" James Doohan, with guest stars such as Lou Ferrigno, and Erin Gray.
Director Keith Woodard II and I met at Golden Gardens Park in Seattle, for an immersive conversation exploring the creative production process of the studio as an article in his documentary film series to capture inspirational moments into digital journals with artists sharing details about their work.