This is the first image I did for Acme; Nautilus SpecPlate. © 2012 Disney. All rights reserved.
A Expedition from the Nautilus, 15 X 30 inches, oil on canvas. The second image I created for Disney. © 2012 Disney. All rights reserved.
I created the center 3/4 view image of the Ark of the Covenant for Lucas Film’s TechPlate. © 2013 Lucas Film. All rights reserved.
I created this study image of ‘Arial in Love’ for Disney. © 2013 David McCamant. All rights reserved.
ACME ARCHIVES DIRECT
Becoming a Disney artist was one of the greatest honors of my life. It happened in 2012. Acme Archives Direct from Hollywood contacted me because of the quality of my Nautilus plans. The initial work was for a Nautilus SpecPlate on aluminum using some of my plans and creating a ¾ view of the Nautilus. These are the plaques with a vessel’s specifications affixed to a bulkhead. They also were to make a TechPlate from the imagery (smaller version of a SpecPlate). During the discussion about the project, I reminded them that I was an oil painter. They jumped at the chance for me to make oil paintings from the film featuring the Nautilus. I then decided to build the entire boat in 3D. I could use it as a study model for both the SpecPlate and the oil paintings to come. Once I finished the SpecPlate, I set my sights on the oil painting. My inspiration came from one of my favorite scenes in the film, the expedition scene. Disney quickly approved the design allowing me to create the painting. ‘An Exposition from the Nautilus’ was reproduced as a limited edition of 99 – 15”x 30”canvas prints (the same size as the original). The original oil painting sold in two days at the 2013 Comic Con.
Acme then asked me to help with was a little image of the Ark of the Covenant from Raiders of the Lost Ark for a TechPlate. It was a simple black and white 3/4 view of the Ark from Lucas Film photographs.
As we waited to see how the Nautilus image sold, I proposed a group of images based on the Disney princesses. They liked the direction and we decided on The Little Mermaid as the first one. Disney approve my color study and I began the painting. Unfortunately, I stopped working on it when Acme lost their license for Disney products for the US market. Sadly, it is now virtually impossible to buy any of my Disney work from Acme. They have said that things might change with the far eastern Disney market in the future.