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Friday, August 01, 2008

The Famous Tony Bancroft...

Here's a birthday card i did for my good pal Tony. This is an illustratoin of Tony's #1 fan Malcolmb, whom Tony met a few weeks ago. Hope you like it...

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Here's a new card, hope you like it...

Monday, March 31, 2008

Cheesy Does It

Here is my submission to the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators' contest for the month. The theme is "The Big Race and it's Unlikely Finish." So originally, the main character was going to be a sloth because it fit better conceptually. But after designing the character, i realized that not a lot of people can recognize the odd little animal so i changed it to a turtle. Hope you like it. God bless


P.S. Special thanks goes to Matthew Bates for helping me with the character designs and Ben Chambers for coming up with the cathcy title

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Chipotle Cycling Team Training

This is a birthday card i did for my cousin Anthony. We are both into cycling, going on a few big trips like from Orange County to San Diego and Yorba Linda to Huntington Beach. Anyways his goal is to become a member of the Chipotle Cycling team because it combines two of his favorite things... bike riding and chipotle burritos. We were talking one day about how one would go about training for a cycling team so i thought this would illustrate the necessary path he has to take in order to attain his goal. By the way its prismacolor markers and black primacolor coloredpencils on animation paper. Hope you like it... -b

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

God's Green Earth...

Here is a conceptual layout that i designed for a feature film project that got canned before it even got off the ground. It was still a really fun project to work on though. While designing this piece I had priceless hands-on guidance from two amazing artists Tony Bancroft and Matthew Bates, while i was interning over at Toonacious Family Entertainment. I compiled a bunch of my favorite camping photos that I've taken over the years into a pile on my desk, picked out my favorite elements and then designed my forest around that. I was going for a similar draftsmanship style to the great and talented Marcelo Vignali and Armand Serrano (who I recently had the honor of meeting over at Sony Pictures,) incorporating a realistic value study with a stylized landscape drawing. I was graciously given some excellent advice for materials by Marcelo and had a lot of fun experimenting with Prismacolor black colored pencil on vellum. I plan on continuing this style cause it makes me feel more creative. Hope you like it. God bless


Monday, February 25, 2008

Deer Camp October 2007

This is a location painting i did while on vacation this fall. There is a spot in the Sierra Nevada mountains that my family has been going to for over 30 years, and this painting shows the creek we drink out of and the bridge we built to cross it. There is a meadow right behind the creek which allows some amazing sunlight to radiate off the golden grass and illuminate the camp just before the sun hides behind the mountain to the north. This spot is pretty special to me and my family so i thought painting it for others to enjoy would be nice. Fell free to critique and give helpful suggestions. God bless...

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Something is Wrong...

hey guys somethingis wrong with my blog, for some reason i can't post pictures and i'm ging to call tech support and try to figure it out, but that's why i haven't posted anything lately. As soon as i fiugre out what is going on i will throw up all the stuff i''ve been working on. i have a lot going on so when it is fixed there will be a lot to look at... take care -b

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

It's a jungle out there...

Here's a background for a runcycle that never got to production. The premise was Aaron, from the booger project was imagining he was hunting a jaguar in the jungle. Hope you like it

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Benjamin the Booger

This series of illustrations are a set of beat boards for a short film pitch that Andrew Feliciano and I worked on for Nickelodeon. Nickelodeon came to our school to review the pitches and made a contest out of it. We were very proud to say that we made it to the final round of pitching, meaning the top ten ideas. Unfortunately we were not chosen to have our film made but our efforts helped us with our craft, so it definitely wasn't for nothing. Andrew and I have been teaming up on projects for about a year now, he is an animation major and I am an Illustration major, we both go to Cal State Fullerton and use each other's artistic strengths to make the best art possible. He is responsible for the amazing character drawings you'll be seeing, and I took on the job of character painting and background design and painting. The idea behind the story is based on Andrew's little brother, his name is Aaron and he has a wild imagination. We took that truth and created a little story about how amazing a child's imagination could be. In the film Aaron gets in trouble for letting his imagination run wild, (in route, he nearly sets the living room and his mother's cat on fire.) He is sent to time out where he finds himself bored. When I was younger one of my favorite things to do was pick my nose when i was bored, and Aaron is no exception. He finds that the mucus he extracted is actually Benjamin the Booger, and actual living being. The two of them become best friends and eventually have many adventures together. This film is the introduction of the dynamic duo and explains their meeting. Hope you enjoy.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Disneyland Series

These pieces here are all part of a Disneyland Graphite Series I've been working on. I grew up going to Disneyland every year and just love everything it stands for. Although Disneyland is a fun place to visit, the history and Walt's philosophy behind it is even more fascinating. If you have a chance research Walt's thoughts behind the most magical place on earth.

This piece was using a combination of countour lines and photo realistic shading. The building in the background is the Gift Shop in MainStreet USA, and the silhouette is that of the Walt and Mickey statue in the middle of the hub.

This piece is a still life piece. Instead of drawing a boring bowl of fruit i thought this picture I took at the park said a little bit more.

I think this piece is amazing... I wasn't thinking that while working on it though, actually i think i swore a lot during the creation of this piece. However, after finishing it i realize that its one of my better projects. The criteria for this piece was a reflection, and since I'm the over achiever that i am, i couldn't choose a simple mirrored reflection, i had to go distorted. Anyway, i had a moderately fun time working on it, mostly because it was a challenge and cool to have to analyze the shapes on the tuba. For those who were wondering why this is part of the Disneyland Series, it is a viewing of the brass band in MainStreet USA. (Where's Waldo Hint: You can see my buddy Andrew and me taking the picture in the reflection somewhere, good luck)

Thursday, October 26, 2006


Hello! My name is Brandon Warren and I'm an Illustration major at Cal State Fullerton. I'm currently a senior and taking way too many classes. My ultimate goal is to work as either a layout artist, background painter, or storyboard artist at feature animation level and I'm working my butt off to make it happen. I'm always starting new projects as soon as I think of them, and then find myself stressing to finish the half-developed ideas in order to begin with a new one. Other than that I'm having a great time living life. I love nature, camping, exercising, hiking, cycling, pretty much anything outdoors, which is where I fond most of my artistic inspiration. Hopefully you'll enjoy my work and continue to view my progress in my artistic career. Take care.


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