Sunday, October 16, 2011
I have known Ricardo for over 25 years and he's a great pal and a great artist. The highest compliment I can pay another artist is to look at something they did and think "damn! I wish I thought of that!" And Ricardo gives me that opportunity with annoying frequency!
His Age of Reptiles books from Dark Horse are well known international successes and done sans captions and dialog- of course I always tease him that this is because he couldn't think of anything to say! And we laugh!
But he has plenty to say and does many other things which many of you probably know and if not you should- so look him up! I am too lazy to detail the man's accomplishments because there are too damn many! But for right here and right now, I wanted to present a beautiful piece he did for me shortly after we met at DIC studios in LA many years agone. I was the Art Director on their Ghostbusters show for one season and Ricardo was working fresh out of college on his first professional animation gig and, once I saw his work, I would freelance stuff to him within the company whenever I could. This piece is from one of those shows, and the first one he did at my request. Beauty, eh? The second is a wonderful drawing he did for me in my copy of his fist Age of Reptiles collection - a great spontaneous sketch which nobody has really seen. Until now! Enjoy- and long live Ricardo Delgado!
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
I designed and pitched this to Dark Horse. They said "yes", my incredible wife, Andrea, sculpted it, Gentle Giant made the molds... I got a couple and put them together and painted them... and it got shot down in the Dark Horse costing process!
The Thing model, based on the description from John W. Campbell's original story WHO GOES THERE? on which the movies were based, DID make it through though (as the "Space Thing") and that can be still had from Dark Horse. It's VERY cool too but DAMN I wish we made the Cthulhu!
Monday, October 10, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
This project went belly up long before it even got ON the launching pad. But hey, I got paid to draw dinosaurs for a while, so who cares? Dinosaur Revolution, or whatever it will ultimately be known as when the feature comes out, is for me THE GREAT dinosaur thing I've been involved with, and although we "creative types" see the same flaws in parts of it that everyone else sees (and we know the reasons they are there which not everybody else does) I honestly believe that what is good stands out for me as the best dinosaur stuff done so far, bar none. And have you EVER seen better looking dinosaurs anywhere than ours? Not me!