Mike Hernandez is a production designer/art director/concept artist at Dreamworks Animation. His past projects include Spirit, Sinbad, Over the Hedge, Bee Movie, Shrek 4, Puss In Boots, Turbo, and Penguins of Madagascar. Mike is also an avid plein air painter who, on his lunch hour, goes outside to paint whatever he can find, and in downtown Los Angeles, this can mean a park, an industrial scene, or the Los Angeles River.
Hernandez attended and taught at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He has taught several painting classes and workshops focusing on the important fundamentals of composition, color relationship, lighting, atmospheric perspective and shape design. Hernandez currently lives with his wife and 8 year old son in Santa Clarita.
For a look at some of Mike’s work, visit his Artist Facebook Page.