Friday, April 25, 2014

Ricksy Business

This is the bizarre creature featured in the finale episode of Rick and Morty called "Ricksy Business" that takes Lincoler down. The idea behind it was to create a menacing bioluminescence cat like creature. I did some pencil sketches while getting my car repaired over lunch and tried to add a mix of bat, saber tooth tiger, and chimera features into one animal. I wanted it to have lifeless eyes with no pupils to make it feel like the ultimate killing machine with no other purpose. Turned out to be one of the scariest creatures of the season, onward to season 2!!

Friday, April 11, 2014


So if you haven't seen this episode already than it would look like I have some serious explaining to do concerning the subject matter of the artwork above. The 2 BGs on top that Jeff Mertz designed are from "Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind". I painted the bgs and assembled the multiple Mortys orientation on the showroom window to Evil Ricks layer. Disturbing, I know, took me some time to wipe the dirt off afterwards. The next three are quick concept roughs as a jumping off point to get the conversation going before we started production on this episode. Originally I had the idea that there could be these giant levers and giant wheels that all turned at the same time causing all the Mortys pain within their torture devices but when all the Mortys get released at the end proved to be too much of a logistical nightmare so we took them out. Lastly I worked on a special animated episode of NBC's Community- GI JEFF - as a props designer for a month. Above is the 'Submachopter' that was a special new vehicle just for this one off episode. A toy version had been made ahead of time for a fake live action GI Joe commercial within the episode so I had a model to work off of already to provide special views for the animated segments.