A well balanced artist can always be counted on to create a variety of subject matter in multiple disciplines. That's what we experienced when Ruben Arroyo was attending classes at The Animation Academy a couple of years ago. Ruben was a strong character design student and that strength played well into his assignments in Background Design. Here's a sample of his work from that time.
Ruben created this drawing with blue pencil. It's an excellent early attempt of his at establishing environmental composition through the use of tone and substance. Ruben wound up assisting in the Character Design class as a result of the progress he made while attending the Academy. Although we haven't had the opportunity to catch up with him to find out what he's been up to lately, he's well remembered at the school.