Monday, January 10, 2011

Big Time Rush

Here's the main character line-up from the Big Time Rush animated segment from their Christmas special. The guys appear as pajama-wearing squirrels and sing in squeaky voices -- a lot like Alvin and the Chipmunks. This assignment was quite a juggling act: I had to capture recognizable likeness and funny caricatures of the BTR guys and make them look like cartoon squirrels. The final 90-second segment ended up looking awesome, thanks to the prop design skills of Jennifer Wood, the stylish backgrounds of Jim Worthy and the beautiful paintings of Kaz Aizawa. It was an honor and a pleasure lending my help to this episode and having my work appear --for the first time-- in the context of a live-action TV series. More designs to come...

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Snoop Dogg

I had the pleasure of designing the characters for a brief, animated Christmas segment of Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush series in which the one-and-only Snoop Dogg made a cameo. I was told that Snoop approved my designs and thought they were great. I'll always remember that as one of the highlights of my animation career.