Mad About Cartoons

Bill Wray is trying to make the transition fine art but is known as a cartoonist, a background painter/ Art director and sometimes animation director. This will be the place he post his ocasional animation and cartooning work and also be a place to bitch or wax sentimentally about cartoons in general. It’s been a love and hate relationship for many years and the long journey may not be quite over.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

more Uglys


I'm sorry I haven't replied to all the nice comments, the honest truth is I'm just spared to thin to personalize the answers on this blog as much as I should . I should post more, but it ends up being the poor sister as I'm busy with my new job at Nick painting backgrounds for The Mighty B (formally Super Scout) and trying to be a fine artist. People know me as a cartoonist but not as a fine artist so I have to give more energy to that I hope you all understand. These are painted with Carton Colur cell paints on Strathmore heavy velum illustration board and enhanced in Photoshop. Funny how one looks like a Kaz drawing. Not my intent.


Blogger Robert Hume said...

Wow these are great!! So sick and fun!

11:26 PM  
Blogger Uncle Phil said...

This are really cool bill. I love the wild palette.

Are you inhouse at Nick? If so, we should grab some of the fine culinary treats Burbank has to offer at lunch.

7:52 AM  
Blogger mike said...

Cool stuff, wish some of my monster stuff would come out as sick as yours. Your stuff still has an edge to it. I used to do illustrations with cartoon color but it's been a really long time since then and I never restocked my colors, that and I don't think anyone carries it here in Ventura....

3:11 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

thanks Robert!~

4:29 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

UP-- I'm working at home, but we should have lunch one of these days.

4:30 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Mike-- Order by mail--

4:30 PM  
Blogger Miles said...


6:28 PM  
Blogger Brian Romero said...

Disgusting... I love 'em!

4:48 PM  
Blogger Gabriel said...

i've heard of those paints put i have no idea what they're like. Like acrylics, maybe?

If i lived near you i'd show up by your house and beg to film you painting one of those from start to finish, then i'd speed it up and put on youtube....

4:56 PM  
Blogger katzenjammer studios said...

Ho Ho! Mighty B?! Boy, I'd sure love to work on that show. I've heard of so many talents on board, and then I see paintings like this. Wish I could see the pilot.

I gotta second Gabriel. Anyway you could rig a camera over your back for while you paint? I'd love to see your process.

9:06 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

I'm going to say thanks to all in one comment and try and cover everything. Yes CC is acrylics, no these are not paintings are not for the Mighty B, they are for Nick UK and A how I paint cartoons film might be in order someday soon.

11:20 PM  
Blogger chia said...

Ugly's never looked so purdy!

4:20 AM  
Blogger Pedro Vargas said...

My God! You're practically the KING of gross cartoon painting!

6:06 PM  
Blogger yousaidis said...

I think it's funny that some of the uglies have nails going through their faces, haha. They are fabulously-nasty, I can't get enough.

Perhaps you should post your work on MyToons. It's a great site for animation and artwork.
Check it out:

1:11 PM  
Blogger SHANE PRIGMORE said...

Oh my god these could not be cooler. It's like this pleasent candy colored gross out.The pallette is so great man. I love it. And Thank you for the incredibly kind words.

5:37 PM  
Blogger shannon said...

These are beautiful! They should be released as a Topps trading card set!

5:42 PM  
Blogger peldma3 said...

Hi Bill,
I've been wanting to see your King Crab pilot, I thought maybe I could find it online somewhere, but no luck... Is it online? and if not I hope you can put it up, I am sure I'm not the only one who would like to see it!

10:23 AM  
Blogger Kaz said...

Hey Bill,

That painting doesn't look like one of my drawings -- it looks like ME!

Great stuff.

3:07 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

holy crap

2:09 PM  
Blogger scartoonist said...

Some seriously nice work here. I hope you always keep a connection to comics.


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