A New Jersey native, Eugene Salandra studied film and television at New York University, and drawing at the Art Students' League of New York. Excepting a brief monastic sojourn, his life has been occupied with practicing the art of animation. Mentors John Canemaker and the late Tissa David were among his influences. Favorite things include drawing, watercolor, tea and herbalism, yoga, meditation, music, theatre, puppetry, crochet, nature strolls, and vegetarian cooking.

Happy New Year!
(chalk pastel on paper, 2010)
But, Darling!
#1
(chalk pastel on paper, 2010)
But, Darling! 
#2
(chalk pastel on paper, 2010)
A Girl's Best Friend?
(chalk pastel on paper, 2010)
Streetcar
(chalk pastel on paper, 2010)
Pink & Black Man -- rearview
(china marker and highlighter on paper, 2010)
Pink & Black Man -- Reclining
(china marker and highlighter on paper, 2010)
Pink & Black Man -- Pow Wow!
(china marker and highlighter on paper, 2010)

(Photoshop drawing, 2010)
Mickey Mouse, drawn for my cousin Mickey upon his entry into the U.S. Marines
(Photoshop, 2010.  Mickey Mouse copyright Disney.)
J.J. as an African King
(black brushpen on paper, 2010)
J.J. as an African King
(black brushpen on paper, 2010)
Shelter
(felt tip design marker on paper, 2010)
At the Theatre
(ink on paper, 2010)
At the Ball Park
(graphite and watercolor on paper, 2010)
At the Ball Park
(ink, graphite and watercolor on paper, 2010)
Thanksgiving on the "A" Train from JFK
(pencil on paper, 2010)
Dinner for One (crayon on paper, 2010)
Boy Blue
(crayon and watercolor on paper, 2010)
West Hollywood Halloween "Pirate"
(graphite on paper Starbucks napkin, 2010)


Fly Fishing Frog
(chalk pastel on paper, 2010)
Andy Fishing, with Pipe
(chalk pastel on paper, 2010)

The Rabbit is Not Amused
(chalk pastel on paper, 2010)
Upward Gesture
(graphite on paper, 2010)
Lillian Montroni, my Grandmother
(watercolor and pencil on paper, 1996)
Sketchbook Observations and Musings
(ink, watercolor, and crayon on paper, 2010)
Seated Female Figure
(crayon on colored paper, 2010)
Vamp
(ink and black crayon on paper, 2010)


Standing Male Figure, NYC
(ink on paper, circa 1998)
After a carved figure at St. Francis High School and Friary, La Canada, CA
(ink on paper, 2010)
After a carved figure at St. Francis High School, La Canada, CA
(ink on paper, 2010)
Father Philip Edwards, O.S.B.
(ink on paper, 2009, c. St. Andrew's Abbey)
Quantae
(ink and pencil on paper, 2010)
Quantae
(charcoal on paper, 2010)
Contemplative Man
(crayon and watercolor on paper, 2010)
Lady with Chalice
(ink pen and crayon on paper, 2010)

John Tucker as a Dickensian Villain
(grease pencil on paper, 2010)
i, i, i...
(pencil and watercolor on paper, 2010)
Lady with Feather
(ink pen and crayon on paper, 2010)

Pooh's Heffalump Movie -- beat board sketches

Story Sketches from Pooh's Heffalump Movie
(ink pen with pencil on paper, copyright 2005 Disney)
The late philosopher and monk Fr. Eleutherius Winance, O.S.B.
inserted into the School of Athens
(watercolor on paper, 2009, c. St. Andrew's Abbey)
Saint Anthony and Christ Child
(from plaster statue, ink and watercolor on paper, 2008)
My beloved late Grandfather
(red chalk on paper, circa 1995)
Sketch of Mary Poppins umbrella handle
(black ink on paper, drawn at Disney Archive in June 1999--design copyright Disney 1964)
Model from MTV Animation Studio
(conte crayon on paper, circa 1998)
Lions from the Museum of Natural History
(crayon on paper, circa 1996)


Back at Disney, 2010
(Photoshop sketch. Mickey Mouse copyright Disney.)