WELCOME TO ANDREWCREMEANS.COM!
I have shipped over 30 titles and have worked with an amazing group of clients including Disney, Pixar, Nickelodeon, Mattel and many more.
As a freelancer, I have recently been jumping between Concept Designer, Storyboard Artist and Graphic Artist for companies like Walt Disney Imagineering, Disney Consumer Products and 3DSystems Corporation.
WANT TO KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON? FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM!
(April 1st, 2017)
Man, it is is difficult to find the time to keep this site updated, just for the sheer amount of work happening (which is always a good thing.)
The easiest way to see updates and new artwork is to follow me on Instagram! Dig the link below:
I will do my best to start keeping this website updated, but for the time being, Instagram is where you find a lot of fun stuff as I get it done, including the stuff from Playmation over the last year!
See you there!
SPOOKY EMPIRE HORROR CONVENTION POSTERS AND SHIRTS!
Well it’s official! I can now show everyone the poster/t-shirt design I did for Spooky Empire this year! WOO HOO!
Some of you might recognize the homage, but the story goes like this: Petey Mongelli (the founder and runner of Spooky Empire) started the convention years ago as a rock n’ roll convention. Over time it slowly morphed into a horror convention, but Petey kept all the merchandise and posters and stuff as a mix of famous classic rock imagery and horror movie imagery. When they first announced that they were having the actors who played Freddy Kreuger, Jason Vorhees, Michael Myers and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, I immediately remembered a poster I had on my wall when I was a kid.
I wrote Pete and said “Hey man, do you remember the poster that came with the Kiss Unmasked album? Why don’t you do ‘Spooky Empire Unmasked’ with the “big 4″ on it?” Petey is a HUGE Kiss fan, he loved the idea, so I sent him a sketch and he said “DO IT!” (Google ‘Kiss Unmasked poster’ if you’re curious.) So I embarked on the Journey of trying to translate that “Late 1970s Air Brushed Puffy Rainbow” style that appeared on the Kiss album poster (and 70’s teeny bopper magazines like Dynamite and Hot Dog) with the dark, dirty and gritty look of 4 horror movie icons. It was fun. 🙂
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! WOOT WOOT!
(June 4th, 2015)
Well, it looks like it was officially announced! This is the Disney project that I have been working on for almost 3 years! It started off as being part of the “Blue Sky” ideas process with Walt Disney Imagineering, which then lead to storyboards and preliminary designs. I then moved into working on the interface design for the companion app with Disney Consumer Products. Getting to see a project start on the ground floor and being with it all the way to completion is a rare feat and it’s one of the proudest moments of my career so far! I couldn’t be happier to have been part of it. Playmation hit shelves in October!
Here is the announcement video!
A number of websites have already done write ups on it, here are a few highlights!
It even had a spot on Good Morning America this morning! http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/disneys-playmation-toys-bring-avengers-life-31522123
(May 14th, 2015)
GETCHER SHIRTS HEAH!
Earlier this year, I was have an existential crisis because almost all of the artwork I’ve been doing for almost 4 years can’t be shown to anyone. All of the work has been under very strict Nondisclosure Agreements, and will most likely never be seen outside of the projects.
So, I started sketching things for myself at home, only drawing things that were dear to my heart, just to get my groove back. As I started showing them to people, a lot of them said “I’d love that on a shirt.”
So… I figured since it doesn’t cost anything to put the designs up, I threw them up on TeePublic for anyone to grab.
I make close to zero profit on these, I’m just happy that people would want to wear my art. 🙂
If you want to check’em out. Go to my gallery @TeePublic! https://www.teepublic.com/user/Voodrew
(January 27th, 2014)
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!
(October 31st, 2012)
I tried to make a push to get some “Classic Horror” prints drawn up and printed in time for Halloween this year, but freelance work has kept me extremely busy. (This is a good problem to have, mind you.) The only one that came close to being finished was the Bride of Frankenstein print below. I have made a commitment to doing a series of these, of all the Classic Monsters within the year. But in the meantime, enjoy the pic, and eat lots of candy!
JIM MORRISON TATTOO
(October 22nd, 2012)
Back in about 2007 or 2008, I designed a Jim Morrison “Lizard King” inspired tattoo for my buddy Casey. Starting pretty much the day after I posted it on my website I have received more emails about that image than any other piece of work on the site. To this day I get about 3 hits a day looking for it. A lot of people want to use it for their own ink, or have me modify it, etc. I made the image for Casey and I have never felt right about just giving people carte blanche to use it because it was a gift to him. I have taken it off the site, but it pops up every once in a while on the web. I kind of forgot about the life of the image until today.
I was clearing out my mailbox to make some room and I ran across this email from the Jim Morrison Estate a few years ago…
I represent the estate of Jim Morrison and I came across your artwork last week when searching for images to use for Jim’s birthday tomorrow. I really like your incorporation of his image and the lizard with crown, and wonder if you would be open to allowing us to use it…
Yeah, so… I relaxed the tight grip I had on the image that day, with Casey’s blessing. That was neato.
THE JOHNNY CASH PROJECT FRAME APPROVED!
(October 22nd, 2012)
Back in 2010, Johnny Cash’s estate set up ‘The Johnny Cash Project.’ It was designed to take Cash’s last video (Ain’t No Grave) and separate it out frame by frame and then those frames were taken by artists all over the country and painted over. They were then taken and regrouped into one of the coolest videos I’ve ever seen. Below is the frame I did for the project, and the video itself. The major catch was you had to paint your frame directly in a paint app on the website, not in any other format. But that allowed for easy editing for the video folks, AND you can go back and watch yourself paint it again because it was recorded.
CLICK THIS LINK, AND PLAY DRAWING SESSION TO WATCH ME PAINT THE FRAME http://www.thejohnnycashproject.com/#/explore/TopRated/4f648568725bf626d87cee98863f1971df767896
WHO LET THIS JERK INTO A COMMERCIAL?
(October 21st, 2012)