Monday, December 16, 2013

Shout-Out to Our Good Friend and his Ohana, Edwin Rosell: Artist Supremus :)

I'd just like to share the love for, and of, a very good friend and artist to many of us in the Vis-Dev Art community. Edwin Rosell. He's been a dominant fixture in the industry for years. He's dealing with a health issue right now. It's unfortunately a terminal one. He, his Wife Neenah and Daughter Tyler are strong and in good spirits considering the situation. I'd like to share some of his work with you instead of mine this time. His work and name will go on to inspire and intrigue other artists until the end of time. He's a great Artist, Husband, Father and friend.





Hey Rosell Ohana! Here's to you! From Halau O Na Ali'i ! Mele Kalikimaka!
Enjoy! We love you!!! ;)

~Kamehameha Trilogy with Waipuna

~Ku'u Hoa with Shadow Koko and Makaha Sons
video


~I'll Remember You with Makaha Sons
video

We all have reason to complain and fuss. Just remember to be grateful of all the things we have... and for those terrible things we don't have. Send good thoughts to those who have greater struggles than you and let's all love and appreciate and accept each other.... everyday.
May we all have a joyful and thoughtful Holiday! May it be filled with love and presence  :) 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Fantasy Projects 1 Continued.....

I threw some color on Henry and Tennessee. Also got a quick sketch of Fred. 
More old drawings from my Fantasy Project to come :)

I forgot Gomer this time. He'll be one of the next ones.

Sanctuary! Sanctuary!!

I like everyone else's posts of their home work areas so I thought I'd share mine! :)
I dreamed of it forever and as soon as our oldest Daughter started talking about moving out I got the materials and by the morning after she moved out... voila!

                     It's a nice room for us to chill and talk, do homework, read, whatevers. :)



Ya... I cheated. I vacuumed and dusted first, and pushed all the loose papers back into their folders and corners. (I think there's a dog sleeping under the futon.) In a corner of the garage are the bins and boxes of art, animation, model sheets, posters, production art and toys that don't fit in here.



Thursday, November 7, 2013

Fantasy Projects 1:

Most of us in our field have our Dream/Fantasy projects. Some of the labors of love that eat away at my brain are redesigning and animating the Cowardly Lion from the Wizard of Oz singing, "If I Were King of the Forest" (one of the juiciest voice recordings to animate ever!!!) and the music video for Scatman Crothers version of Ghost Riders in the Sky just to name 2 of a zillion mental obsessions. 
BUT! the one at the very top of that list, is to animate the Country Bear Jamboree straight to the recording! Yeah! Right?!! 

I know you can all see the boards in your heads already! I do!! Anyways..... I ran across some of my sketches and boards for it I did a way back and wanted to share my madness. One of my concerns was what amount of Marc Davis's concepts and the final design to use? Just animate Marc's stuff straight? Or a hybrid? I'm thinking hybrid-ish. These are early sketches of Henry (with a little Big Al at the bottom). I'll post more of them soon. Maybe Little 'Ol Tenessee Bear and Gomer next :)

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Key..

                                           Sometimes we need a key for inspiration...


               I tried making the keys myself, but I always go back to the Keys that got me here.....


"Milt Kahllage"  (get it ;p)
~ Many thanks to Andreas and Sandro and the others who've shared their collection of Milt Kahl's work to add to my already vast Milt Kahl library :)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Halloween Time! :)

Ah... cold at nite.. hot in the day.. big, red moons and Christmas sales. Must be Halloween!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Yes Please, More Thank you!! SQUEEEEE!!!! :3.....

                                 I'm happy to finally be able to say.... I'm part of Team Carbine!! 
                      Sooo excited! Sooo happy! Everyone there is amazing and I think they like me :)
                    I hope I make Cory proud! He left big shoes to fill and I don't even wear shoes!! ;P


Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Mark Of Kri Re-Released!

The Mark Of Kri is being released on PSN and our director Jay Beard wrote a great article commemorating it! Enjoy :)
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013/09/20/making-the-mark-of-kri-coming-to-psn-tuesday/

                                        For fun, here's our original concept for the logo...
                                        And the final version...




Thursday, September 26, 2013

'TrowbackTursday 'yall!


                                                                    Ermahgerd!!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Lightsabers, Lava and Old Trees...

           ~Summer's headed out (boo!) and Fall's headed in.
             Nothin says it better than some lightsabers, lava and old trees. Well, just roll with it ;P...
                     





Friday, August 2, 2013

Vahine Tahiti Unteased :)

              These are the full images of the two paintings I teased in the first pages of this blog.
                                              Canvas with brushes and acrylic paints.
                                                                                 
       
 I took a picture of this one and used Photoshop to change the hues 
from brown and green to this and thought it looked cool.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

COMICON 2013!! CHEE-HOO!

               No new books or art for SDCC this year. Just gonna run loose and support my frenz ;)
                               Here's to another beautiful summer in Sandy-a-Go-go! Woo-hoo!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Back from the XXX...

Back from an awesome vacation with my Wife in Holland and my interview got posted on Character Design blog http://characterdesign.blogspot.com/ ! Thanks Randall! Time to post some more art!

                 Here's a a quik post of some random character designs until I get all caught up :P.....
 
 
 
Thanks so much to everyone who had so many kind words and compliments to say about the interview and my work!!

           

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Cool Updates .......

            I've started to slowly post stuff up on DeviantArt- http://jeffmerghart.deviantart.com/
            and look for an interview with me on CharacterDesign blog coming soon! -   
                                                                                     http://characterdesign.blogspot.com/
                                                                     :)    Woohoo!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Frankenturn!

                                        I found a couple old sketches I did for my friend Floyd.
                                 He wanted to have monsters playing Basketball. YES PLEASE! :)

Monday, February 18, 2013

SomethingOld, something New....

New....
                                          "Angry Pig-Man Jumping Over a Fence with Banjo-Rifle"
                                                                                   Yeah......... that's what I'll call this.


                                                                          Old....
                                          "Art Carne". Character study for a Frisbee Golf themed game.

                                           And a Hillbilly man for yet another game....
                                              
                                                                         And Older yet....


            

Flashback to the Future.....

One day, back at Bottlerocket Entertainment, the challenge was to visualize(mock:P) stereotypical human characters from a 1980's sci-fi video game or TV show. Behold..... the radness that gags ;P....
 I still taste the barf.
I like these kids better :3....
                                                       For our Daughter's club at SDSU :)