Long story short:
Started drawing back in early childhood. Elementary school art teacher noted my artwork and became my tutor during my 5th and 6th grade. He taught me college level courses in perspective, shading, concept structure and dynamic work.
Continued to dabble in art during Junior and High School. Enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a computer technician in the submarine service for 12-years. Left the military to use my GI Bill to earn a college degree in business administration. Shortly after graduating I went to work with the Walt Disney World Company in Orlando for 17-years. Left Walt Disney World and took a 1-year high level, tech-course in digital animation and visual effects. Became a 3D Generalist-- meaning I can do everything related to 3D modeling, surfacing, texturing, rigging, fur & hair and animation; as well as visual and special effects. 3D program of choice is LightWave.
Currently self-employed as White Pony Productions. My Little Pony
background started back in the early 80's when I was placed in touch with my friend and mentor W. Washer. We exchanged a lot of correspondence concerning storyboard work. Since he was currently working as one of storyboard artists for Sunbow Productions Inc
which in turned worked for Marvel Productions LTD
. on the very first movie and TV series for My Little Pony
, we exchanged a lot of art that used the MLP brand for instructional purposes.
I became total engrossed with the My Little Pony
brand from the very beginning. You could say I may be one of the original bronies long (est. 1983) before the word brony became a term for the MLP-FIM fans.
My Original Character's (OC) name, "White Pony
," and design was created back in the early 80's from my introduction to MLP, from my mentor's storyboard work. When someone tells me that my OC isn't original and/or a poor design... my laughter cannot be contained.
Examples of my work:YouTube channelWebComic Example #01
WebComic Example #02White Pony Online Portfolio