Used a rather simple warm color scheme. Most of the work in this Illustration was in the value stage. Changed the composition a little as well.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Final 2-D design
Final 2-D interior design
Exterior boat sketch
Early interior sketches
Tim's Boat was the first set I designed on Cloudy 2. Was a lot of fun
but very challenging. I wanted it to come across as believable,
at the same time fun like a big toy.
The directors basically pitched it as an extension to Tim's
tackle shop in the first movie.
Posted by Aaron Spurgeon at Tuesday, October 08, 2013
Friday, October 4, 2013
Sideview. Characters designed by Dave Bleich
Closeup of edible foliage
Early concept art. Exploring shape.
The Breakfast Bog was a challenging set to design. In order to get to the final, we went through several sketches to figure out how best to make it work and look good for the camera.
In an earlier version of the movie, Flint decorated his cubicle with his classic tron-like paint. Everyone else's cubicle would've been the shiny clean surfacing you see at the top. The first cube made it in the movie but it got a lot smaller and with even less stuff inside.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Eiffel Tower Color and layout edited by Dave Bleich
and Justin Thompson
These are the remainder of the onscreen shots I painted for the Chester's Office Cheesespiders taking
over the world scene for Cloudy 2. Hope you enjoy them!
Posted by Aaron Spurgeon at Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Monday, September 30, 2013
In one version of Cloudy 2, Chester showed Flint what would happen if the Cheesespiders attacked the Old North and South Churches. Poor Paul Revere statue never stood a chance.
Posted by Aaron Spurgeon at Monday, September 30, 2013
Sunday, September 29, 2013
When I originally pitched the idea for Flint's Laptop to the directors, I had Inspector Gadget in mind, so I went a little crazy. It was toned down a bit, as you can see in the final design, but still lots of fun. If you look close you may see some familiar technology decorated in Flint's tron-line decor.
Posted by Aaron Spurgeon at Sunday, September 29, 2013
Friday, September 27, 2013
Thumbs ideas combined into one. Correcting scale
After Cheesespiders attack.
One of the things I liked so much about working on Cloudy 2 was the freedom of caricaturing real life subjects and taking it as far as I possibly could.
These did not make it into the movie, but it did set the tone for other similar illustrations that did.
Posted by Aaron Spurgeon at Friday, September 27, 2013
Friday, September 13, 2013
In no special order, these are some of the illustrations I did for Simon and Schusters books. Flint Lockwood the greatest inventor of all time and Flint Lockwood Saves the world again. Quality and speed was key, as I was working on Cloudy 2 at the same time. I will post work for that project just after its Sept 27th release date. Thanks so much for visiting.
Here are a couple of sketches for the illustrations of the book. I added these to the blog just in case anyone is curious about my process.
Posted by Aaron Spurgeon at Friday, September 13, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
I did the layout and painting for this one. The style that the art director came up with called for the short to look like pen ink and paint. It was a blast and I learned a lot in the process.
These are some of the backgrounds I did for the recent Disney Mickey Mouse shorts that just released. I had the privilege to work with the incredible illustrator and art director Joseph Holt, . If you haven't seen the short yet take a look. It's absolutely hilarious beautiful and adorable! Link located below.
Posted by Aaron Spurgeon at Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Been a long time since my last post but I've been busy working on this film! I'm so proud to be part of the team responsible for making this movie. It's such a funny film! I look forward to sharing some of the artwork I did for the film once the movie is released. Cheers!
Posted by Aaron Spurgeon at Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Here is my painting of Pasadena City Hall.
Been doing a lot of work for Cloudy 2 (which I love BTW), but it is refreshing to take a personal work to completion. Lately its been tough to call a work done, due to the fact that by the end of each working day I learn so much from being around such amazing artists, I find myself endlessly tweaking my work.
It's been wonderful working with Justin Thompson, Production Designer for both Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and Cloudy 2 . He is in no small part responsible for broadening my perspective on how I look at composing pictures for film and illustration as a whole.
This print will be available at my Etsy store soon.
Posted by Aaron Spurgeon at Saturday, September 15, 2012