About Me

I spent my childhood fighting my brother over Atari controllers and Star Wars figures.  Many moons later, I found myself gainfully employed by GWL, working on Star Wars video games, (take THAT, Dorkus Malorkis!).  I spent nearly 12 years, (from early 2000-April 2011), as an artist at LucasArts, with the highlights being Lead/Senior concept artist for STAR WARS: The Force Unleashed 1 & 2.  Other highlights included getting in a lightsaber fight with Hayden Christensen, and having Steve Perry of Journey sit at my desk to use my Wacom tablet.  I.T. has since replaced my Wacom tablet… I forgot to save the pen.  It’s a shame, I’m pretty sure that it had soaked up some of Mr. Perry’s super-human awesomeness, and would have made an effective weapon against powers of evil.

As of April 2011, I am now a Senior Concept Artist/Designer for STAR WARS: The Clone Wars cartoon T.V. series.

Since I don’t get to draw enough Star Wars at work, (apparently), this blog is dedicated to my nerdy side projects of Alphabet Cards and other silly images.  For my full site, and work-related art, please visit:

artbyabc.com

2 responses to “About Me

  1. Wow. Amazing bio!
    I stumbled across your blog while looking for pictures of Shaun of the Dead for a Lego figure I wanted to try.
    With no talent and minimal paint skills, I would like to ask you how you made the decals for your wonderful figures?
    Thanks
    Rob

    • I found a template on the internet for print dimensions, and used Photoshop and Illustrator to make the designs. Then I printed them out at home on special decal paper, (Lazertran Inkjet Waterslide Decal). I found it at the local Dick Blick store. Letting the decal dry with water gives it a white background, which I used for the body decals, but applying with turpentine will melt the decal into the surface and all non-printed areas will go clear, so it’s perfect for faces. It’ll take a few practice runs to get it right, but the results are really professional!

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