Tuesday, May 31, 2011
This past May 6th we had our "Viacommunity Day" at work- employees of Viacom (including Nickelodeon, MTV, BET, etc) were encouraged to use the day to give a little something back to the community. I signed up to paint a mural at http://myfriendsplace.org/ , a wonderful organization that helps youth in Hollywood. Our Nickelodeon Animation team kicked some mural butt! My roommate, friend and co-worker, Fabian Corona (http://www.fabiancorona.com/) and I were in charge of designing the nursery while 3 other talented Nick artists were in charge of the toddler room. Fabs and I were inspired by Japanese animations like "Ponyo" to do a simple sea scene... and we added a few "Bollywood-eske" dot detailing because who doesn't like Bollywood?
The other group (Valerie, Kelly and Jim) used simple shapes to make each of our favorite animals. We got it all done like champs in 5 hours! It was awesome seeing the walls transform- even more awesome is that Nickelodeon let's us go do that for the day!