Friday, November 30, 2012

Earliest Hotel Transylvania Foyer/Lobby Design

Another one I found in my archives! Hotel Transylvania went through five different versions. This is the very first lobby/foyer design for the first version of the movie. Interesting to note is the date and the early Dracula design I used here. I pitched the idea that the entire hotel was carved from a huge rock on a mountain top.

Image ©Sony Pictures Animation.

Thursday, November 29, 2012


Sorting my hard drive and I found this! A bw sketch I did for a friend's game studio's presentation at E3 last year.

©Armand Serrano.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Animahenasyon 2012

I'll be speaking at the Philippine Animation Festival next week in Manila. Quick trip but should be fun.

CTN 2012 Photos

Always a blast to catch up with these guys: (l-r) Mark McDonnell, Nicolas P. Villareal, Armand Serrano, and David Colman. Other friends I saw: Tony and Tom Bancroft, Robh Ruppel, Stephen Silver, Faye Hsu, John Nevarez, Jeff Ranjo, Armand Baltazar, Holly Miller, Craig Elliot, Bill Perkins, Chris Deboda, etc.

Manned the Sony fort on CTN day 1. (l-r) Boola Robello, me, Ken Maruyama, JC Cornwell

All images @Armand Serrano.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

CTN Animation Expo 2012

I'll be at the Sony Pictures Animation/Imageworks booth this Friday, Nov. 16th from 2-5 pm. Looking forward to seeing friends, colleagues, upcoming professionals and lots of artworks! Stop by and say hello.