Character Designer on Nickelodeon's Sanjay & Craig

Work has been very intense lately… a quick 5 minute scribble to cleanse the palate. 

Work has been very intense lately… a quick 5 minute scribble to cleanse the palate. 

Read it and weep internets! @punksgitcut love. #art #animation #sanjayandcraig #comiccon #friendship (at Nickelodeon Animation Studio)

Read it and weep internets! @punksgitcut love. #art #animation #sanjayandcraig #comiccon #friendship (at Nickelodeon Animation Studio)

I romanced the bean this morning.  I’m exhausted. #coffee #art #sketchbook #burbank #ink  (at Romancing The Bean)

I romanced the bean this morning. I’m exhausted. #coffee #art #sketchbook #burbank #ink (at Romancing The Bean)

#tbt of me and @littlethurop in a record. I miss your dirty bearded face friend. #sanjayandcraig (at Nickelodeon Animation Studio)

#tbt of me and @littlethurop in a record. I miss your dirty bearded face friend. #sanjayandcraig (at Nickelodeon Animation Studio)

Found a bunch of stuff from my #spongebob internship back in 2011. #nickelodeon #animation

Found a bunch of stuff from my #spongebob internship back in 2011. #nickelodeon #animation

Just finished an episode with a ton of #tufflips when he was a movie star… This is from memory 20+ tufflips drawings later. #sanjayandcraig #nickelodeon #art #animation  (at Nickelodeon Animation Studio)

Just finished an episode with a ton of #tufflips when he was a movie star… This is from memory 20+ tufflips drawings later. #sanjayandcraig #nickelodeon #art #animation (at Nickelodeon Animation Studio)

A drawing before a drawing… Also, #curbdawgz … #sanjayandcraig #art #animation #illneverfinishthisepisode

A drawing before a drawing… Also, #curbdawgz … #sanjayandcraig #art #animation #illneverfinishthisepisode

Episode breakdown brainstorm with my art director for the ‘Jonny Appleseed’ of the Sanjay & Craig universe. Perry Picklepuss. #art #animation #sanjayandcraig #nickelodeon  (at Nickelodeon Animation Studio)

Episode breakdown brainstorm with my art director for the ‘Jonny Appleseed’ of the Sanjay & Craig universe. Perry Picklepuss. #art #animation #sanjayandcraig #nickelodeon (at Nickelodeon Animation Studio)

I’m too busy to finish him… But I tried… #daredevil #art

I’m too busy to finish him… But I tried… #daredevil #art

Anonymous asked:
Does Nickelodeon make you work the weekend with paid or do you volunteer?

Hi Anon,

They totally pay me. I’m never doing anything there for free unless I come in to work on freelance (for another studio/client) or personal work… but then I’m not ‘working’. All artists at Nickelodeon are a part of the Animation Union, and it would be a big ‘No-no’ in their eyes to do something like that. It’s a slippery slope.

~Steven

Everybody’s working for the weekend… Or just I am. #sanjayandcraig #animation (at Nickelodeon Animation Studio)

Everybody’s working for the weekend… Or just I am. #sanjayandcraig #animation (at Nickelodeon Animation Studio)

nickanimationstudio:

If you’re in Los Angeles and can come by, there’s a gallery opening happening this Saturday, April 12th at 5pm!

I made this poster with Jay Howell. Most of the drawings on it are roughs done by the amazingly talented Ginny Hawes from season one. Jay snuck some of my season 2 roughs on the big version of the poster.

nickanimationstudio:

If you’re in Los Angeles and can come by, there’s a gallery opening happening this Saturday, April 12th at 5pm!

I made this poster with Jay Howell. Most of the drawings on it are roughs done by the amazingly talented Ginny Hawes from season one. Jay snuck some of my season 2 roughs on the big version of the poster.

Character Designs for ‘Curb Dawgz’

This episode was really fun to do, and was my second full episode. All of the positive fan support has been really great. It only gets better in Season 2!

Working while the car gets a 15k mile check up. I hate Glendale for some reason… Everyone watch #sanjayandcraig this morning. I designed the #curbdawgz episode!

Working while the car gets a 15k mile check up. I hate Glendale for some reason… Everyone watch #sanjayandcraig this morning. I designed the #curbdawgz episode!

"Munchie, quadruple or nothing!"

Flip Flopas was my first full episode designing on Sanjay & Craig. I was working full time in production, then I would go home and work all night doing design on my crummy tablet.

In my opinion, none of these drawings are perfect, but it’s great to see where I started. Everyone has to start somewhere. Fast forward 9 months, and I have come a long way since this episode.

I hope you all enjoyed it.