Wednesday, January 28, 2009


This was a bit of freelance that came my way last week. These were done for the Shakespeare play Comedy of Errors that is playing here locally. They wanted the backgrounds to be in a Warner Bros./Maurice Noble style. The WB cartoons, Deduce You Say and Drip Along Daffy were used as the reference for style and color. My buddy, Fred Gardner, designed and drew the layouts, and I painted them along with Scott Fassett. They then projected the images onto a screen which serve as the backgrounds for the play. I thought it was a pretty cool idea.

The image above was painted by Scott, and I painted the images below.


Meridth Gimbel said...

These are beautiful Andy. I heart your stuff!!

Tyler (characters N' sketches) said...

Great BGs!

Nice use of shapes to create the composition/lighting/shadows.

windhula said...

Awesome illustrations! Melissa left a message on my blog...what a blog connection score! (I'm assuming you're her husband?) Anyway, Melissa, so great to hear from you! I wondered what ever happened to you. What is going on in your life? Are you on facebook?
-Michelle Douglas-Hinckley

Michael Mercer said...

Wow these are fun.