Bill Perkins

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Beach House (Click to enlarge the thumbnails.)

Bill Perkins is an art director, production designer, development artist, layout artist and fine artist working within the animation industry in Los Angeles.

His client list includes Dreamworks, Warner bros, Industrial Light and Magic, Walt Disney Feature Animation, DNA Prods, and Character Builders.

I met him while working on “Space Jam”, and I was impressed by his handling of colour. He really encouraged me to push the boat out and not be scared of turning up the colour in my own work.

What made Bill stand out above all the duplicitous, scheming and power crazed Hollywood execs was that he remained an honest, open and polite artist doing his impressive work with dignity and calm, and a singular lack of bullshit. Quality just dripped off his brush.

He has a freelance production design studio called “High Street Studio” that he launched in 2001 with some colleagues.

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“Tinkerbell” variants

Notice that each of these little location colour sketches is a new painting rather than some Photoshop pick’n’mix.

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“Hawaii” variants
Time to work these sketches up into workable prints, methinks. :Â ¬]

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“Big Tree in B/W”

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“Big Tree in Colour”

Here’s a link to Bill Perkins’ website.
And a link to High Street Studio.

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  1. Hello Michael,
    What a delightful surprize. I am flattered that you have published this. please let me iknow what you are doing these days!

    Posted 22 July, 2007 at 9:38 pm | Permalink
  2. michael

    Hi Bill. Delighted that you should stop by, and glad that you like the post. I’ll drop you an e-mail shortly. (Busy, busy busy!)

    Posted 1 August, 2007 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

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