|Mike Hodgson working on one of his latest pencil renderings.|
After first interviewing Mike about Ron Dias on April 29, 2017, I realized I wanted to know more about his career in animation. My May 6, 2017 phone interview with Mike ran two hours and change, and every minute of it was a sheer delight. Mike started at Hanna Barbera in the late 70s as a layout artist, and bounced from one studio to the next all the way up to the 2000's. What blows me away is Mike never had any artistic training as a young man. His gift with a pencil was self taught, and over the years he has certainly honed his craft. Mike has graciously allowed me to share more of his pencil renderings below.
Mike's been thinking about putting his renderings on exhibit, but isn't sure. I told him people would love to see his work. What do you think?
I strongly encourage you to click on each rendering to enlarge. Absolutely breathtaking!