It's been two months since my last post and that's because I've been incredibly busy finishing up my work on season one of T.U.F.F. Puppy. I will upload some season one T.U.F.F. designs soon but, for now, here's my most recent personal work: more paper craft! Lumberjack and Forest Ranger are currently on display at the Nickelodeon group show. Though the small-scale cutting and pasting may be too tedious and patience-taxing for some, I enjoy doing intricate work. The hardest part, for me, is coming up with a good character design. Once that's done, it's just a matter of spending many hours of doing the cut and paste work.
I've been a character designer at Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, CA for more than six years. I designed characters for season 1 of Tak and the Power of Juju, seasons 6-8 of The Fairly OddParents and seasons 1-3 of T.U.F.F. Puppy. I have also contributed character designs for The Penguins of Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Big Time Rush and Robot & Monster. Last year, I received an Animation Award nomination for my character design work on the T.U.F.F. Puppy episode "Iron Mutt". Please visit my online gallery at MikeDougherty.net and my Flickr page. Please click on the "follow blog" tab above and I'd be happy to add a link to your site, as well! Thanks!