Aquatic life depicted in wood relief sculpture wall hangings finished in gold leaf, acrylic paint, and lacquer sealers.
I call this period in my sculpting career, my industrial sculpting period. I say industrial, because I was working in the film, television, and theme park industries, and because the materials I was using, such as the actual mediums that I sculpted in were industrial foams, such as what is referred to as Pink, Green, Blue, Green, and Yellow refrigerator foams, as well as EPS foam (a.k.a. Styrofoam), the same thing used in many other industrial products such as foam drinking cups and single use food storage containers for the fast-food and restaurant industries.
This page represents most if not all of the figurines and pieces that I sculpted over a period of years while working as a freelance sculptor for Walt Disney Art Classics, who produce beautiful collectible Disney characters and scenes from classic Disney animated films. It was my absolute pleasure having been given the opportunity to have been one of the lucky few sculptors to have shared in this amazing adventure and to have been able to join the ranks of some of the most talented sculptors who have produced some of the most memorable collectible figurines, scenes, and pieces for Walt Disney Art Classics.
This gallery is a collection of several years of custom home and business hardware design, sculpture and fabrication work. Some of the pieces were sculpted in polyform clay (Super Sculpey, Cernit & Fimo plastic oven bake sculpting compounds) as well as a custom hard wax blend that I really enjoy using for creating everything from the hardware sculpts you see in this gallery to other sculptural applications for toy sculpting and custom collectible bronze and brass work.
This is a partial collection of various small, bronze and brass sculptures that I have created over several years. Some of them were created as key chains, and others just as stand-alone collectible figurines. I take orders for custom designs and specialty pieces.
After studying Japanese Watercolor and Sumi-e ink painting techniques in Kyoto, Japan during the summer of 1988, I returned to Los Angeles in the fall and landed a job as the lead sculptor at Bob Baker Marionette Theatre located in downtown Los Angeles. Technically, at that time, I was the only sculptor at Bob Baker Marionette Theatre.
It was a wonderful experience working with Bob and with his amazing crew of puppeteers, artists, costume designers, and fabricators. Bob has a very talented staff of artisans working in his theatre workshop and on the stage as well of course.
I was hired by Bob to sculpt and help fabricate not just the Disney Marionettes which he manufactured for The Disney Store (corporate, located at that time in Glendale, California), but I was responsible for helping Mr. Baker to design and sculpt heads and other body parts as well as hand puppets for new and ongoing theatre productions
I also helped to design and fabricate store window displays for various department stores as well as for exclusive specialty boutiques that Mr. Baker had contracts with in the Southern California area.
Playing around with Z-Brush.
I have worked on a plethora of various architectural models for architects as well as having worked on and built many scale miniature models for film, television and T.V. commercials over the last thirty years. Working on architectural models on projects that include clients in Dubai, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Tokyo, Japan.
Some of the photos you will see in this gallery include television shows such as How I Met Your Mother, CSI: Las Vegas and Chowder: Marzipan City and feature films such as Adam Sandler's Bedtime Stories, Click and War of Gods.
Other models you will see are from the time I was employed at Walt Disney Imagineering working on such projects as The Indiana Jones Adventure Ride, working on the post ride themed merchandising architectural models as well as scale models of the show ride attractions.
This is a gallery dedicated to over thirty-five years of film and television prop making, fabrication and design.
This gallery is a collection of some of my digitally created art. That means that all of the art you see in this gallery is solely created in a digital format, using digital illustration software, whether using Photoshop, Rebelle, Clip Studio Paint (formerly known as Manga Studio Pro EX5), ArtRage, or some other computer software program. I hope you enjoy the art I have created as much as I have enjoyed creating it.