Saturday, January 14, 2012


Animated tattoo at Bent by Brian Kinkley and myself.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Orville Redenbacher - Laika House

Two spots I worked on for Laika House this past August doing animation and compositing. So fun!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Tetra Pak

This is a spot I did the set design and some character work on at Bent Image Labs for Tetra Pak.

Tetra Pak, "Tour" from Bent Image Lab on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Sunday, July 04, 2010

When In Doubt - try your own handwriting

This was for a title graphic I did in 2009 at Bent Image Lab for Matt Briggs's documentary Deep Green . After many attempts to use pre-existing fonts - nothing looked right. So I sent 3 of the most promising attempts along with a forth shot in the dark - my own handwriting. To my surprise - it won out. Wild cards usually only get a polite smirk - but every once in a while they work well with others. I'm glad and moved this one did.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

More Coraline Work

Real father's going to town outfit.

Other Mother - another digital paint over sculpt. Surprised and delighted to see this one make the two disc box set of the standard dvd!

Other Wybie's demise.


This is a fun project I animated in After Effects for Laika House this last December.

EartH2O "Keep it Real" :30 from Grady Britton on Vimeo.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Some Coraline Work

Costume and hair design for Other Spink

Other Mother in her final phase - this is a digital paint I did over a sculpt by Damon Bard.

Forcible's garden party outfit.

Coraline's wardrobe. I worked with Costume Designer Margaret Meyer on most of these. Digital illustration over Tadahiro's character design.

Costume design for Other Father's pumpkin phase.

Monday, January 12, 2009

CES Convention

I was invited to help work the MTV HP Engine room booth in Las Vegas this last week by the amazing folks at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners. We took head shots of volunteers then I digitally gave them a make over. Here's a few. It was a lot of fun! Initially I didn't think that I'd like working in public at a fast pace - many people assumed I was running an automated program that altered the faces - some were actually disappointed to learn it was only Photoshop.
I over heard one guy say, "He's cheating though - look at his Wacom tablet."

Ah well. There's always a few odd folks.

But there were a lot of generally interested folks who'd ask questions about my process and would stand behind me or sit on the floor for 10 sometimes 30 minutes. Those curious folks definitely made it worth while and were so fun to talk to.

Sharing the same table with the talented duo Misha Kline and Liz Allen (animator and illustrator) softened the alien experience considerably. I'm blown away by how fast they were able to set up and get underway - a slight taste of their work (sorry - not even slight - unfortunately it's a single photo) can be seen at this link.

Had a blast!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


The trailer for Coraline came out today! I spent the last 2 1/2 years drawing costumes, and character design for this film. It's been pretty neat to see the fruit of so many amazing, talented, and generous folks come together.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Birdman of Lincoln Avenue

The Bird-man of Lincoln Ave (circa 1921) lived in a boarding house for Swedes in Oakland, CA. Little is known about him other than that he died in the fire that brought the three-story building down in 1925.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

From the sketchbook.

I recently started thumbing through an old sketchbook from the school days (2001) and came across my robot Hansel and Gretel project from a storyboarding class.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006