This is the portfolio of Clarke Snyder, an experienced, professional animation artist specializing in creating production ready background paintings, concept art & visual development pieces.
Please hire him to work on cool stuff.
Had some down time today, so I was practicing doing some vis-dev type painting to help build my portfolio in the hope of one day working in features.
Expect more of this type of thing to start showing up here.
Background Design & Painting - Community (animated segment)
BG Painting-Axe Cop Halloween Special (un-used)
Character design test for Adventure Time
Short pose gesture drawings
Character designs for an ongoing side project
Character Designs for a short film I am working on in my spare time.
I am an experienced, professional animation artist specializing in creating production ready background paintings, concept art & visual development pieces. I use a Cintiq in conjunction with the following tools to create production ready designs and artwork: Photoshop, Sketchbook Pro, Painter, Flash & Illustrator along with various traditional media.
BG Layout-Tom &Jerry (Freelance)
March 2013 – Present (3 months)
Also doing some incidental character designs for the show.
Background Designer/Painter (Community)
September 2012 – September 2012 (1 month)Hollywood, CA
Designed & painted all of the background artwork for several short animated segments to appear in the upcoming season 4 premiere of NBC’s Community.
Background Painter (Motorcity)
July 2011 – July 2012 (1 year 1 month)Hollywood, CA
Painting 2-3 digital backgrounds per day in Photoshop using a Cintiq for season one of the new Disney XD series, Motorcity (20 episodes).
June 2008 – April 2010 (1 year 11 months)
Oversaw and assisted teams of artists and animators comprised of in-house staff, interns, freelance artists working off site as well as overseas service studios for a variety of productions. Project/Client Highlights: Dora & Diego’s 3D/4D Adventure (3D Stereoscopic Animation) – Nickelodeon/Simex Iwerks Ben 10: Alien Swarm (Visual Development & Pre-Production) – Cartoon Network/Turner Green Lantern (3D Animation) – Warner Bros./DC Comics Blue Beetle (3D Animation) – Warner Bros./DC Comics Penguins of Madagascar (3D Stereoscopic Animation Test) – Dreamworks Journey to Madagascar (3D Animation & Creative Direction) – Dreamworks/Universal/RWS Donkey-Live! (3D Animation & Interactive Character) - Dreamworks/Universal/RWS Flight of the Dragon (3D Animation) – OCT Films
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