Wednesday, August 27, 2014

'Liam and Lily' (Last post)

Acrylic on Canvas 11x14
This will be my last post on the old blogspot. It's very fitting that my last post is of my most recent and, Dare I say, favorite painting. I've been meaning to make the switch for a while now as tumblr is a lot more efficient in serving as an all in one website/portfolio and daily blog. Plus a lot of my coworkers use it so, you know, when in rome!  Sigh…..we've been through some times me and you ole' blogspot. But it's time for Dusty Danny to be hitting the old dusty trail. This blogspot was responsible for my first job in my field as well as a place I came to meet a lot of my favorite artists. I won't be deleting this blogspot so I am leaving it up as a reminder of my achievements and for posterity purposes. Nah, I'm actually leaving it up because a lot of my old artwork is here, I've lost all of the originals and am too lazy to take it all down. Please follow me on tumblr and I will do the same with you's! 
(On the inter webs, I mean!)

Peace and Love,

Danny Ochoa

Monday, August 11, 2014

"Mutationis Periculum"

Acrylic paint on a piece 'O' Canvas.
I revisited Kali, the Hindu goddess of empowerment and change, for this painting.
She's a creature that keeps popping up in my paintings. Not sure if I feel some
subconscious connection to her or just think she looks plain old cool.
At any rate, I love her blue body against a saturated, red backdrop.

I've been trying to balance painting with the job at Fox because painting has become an obsession I want to stay on top of. Hopefully, with some good time management I can achieve this.
More to come soon. :D

Danny O.

Monday, July 14, 2014


Acrylic on a piece o' canvas.

Peace and chicken grease!

-Danny O.

Monday, June 30, 2014

"DMT Vision Number 9" or "Cthulu's Asshole"

Acrylic on Canvas.

Spanks for stoppin' on bye!
Y'all come back now, y'here!


Thursday, January 02, 2014

Portrait of a Turd-Burglar

Commissioned painting for a friend. Was hoping to make the painting as annoying as that yappy, bratty pup.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, December 13, 2013

Seasons Greetings from your friendly, Neighborhood Krampus!

Gosh, Ain't he a stinker?


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Guzman Show


To all who still visit my blog, thank you!
I finally have a free week from my busy work schedule
so I figured I would take some time to talk a bit about The Guzman Show.....

The Guzman Show

I joined the team at The Guzman Show late last year as lead animator and I couldn't be happier
with my gig. The team is awesome and it is a real treat to work with them.

Here is the redesign I did for one of my favorite characters from the show, Tio Lucho.
The show is about the misadventures of a mexican family who win the lottery and end up moving to beverly hills. Some have described it as 'A Mexican Family Guy' or ' A Mexican Beverly Hillbillies.' I personally like to think of it as a 'Latin Looney Tunes'. :)

My design for the hopelessly hopeless ESL/Lamaze teacher, Mr. Thai Wong

With the addition of animation legend Ken Michroney as director, I feel that the show has come to a new level of excellence. Ken is somewhat of a hero of mine and has worked with all of the great's in the industry having worked at Pixar, Warner Bros. and Disney. He has taught me so much in the past month that I will keep with me for years. Working with him has become fun and educational for the most part. Thankfully, he's never annoyed when I ask him questions about what it was like to know and work with Tex Avery, Bob Clampett, Friz Freleng and other greats from the golden age of animation. Hopeless fanboy right here, Oh boy!

Please check out some of his stuff. He's a fantastic draftsman!

The show has gotten some flack for being politically incorrect to mexicans, Which is ironic because most of us on the team are of latin/mexican descent. Special shout out to Erica, Jesus and Jessi for being so awesome! Here is the first episode of the second season, which is doing surprisingly well online. If you love (or hate) Kim Kardashian than this is the episode for you.

Thanks for stoppin on by!