Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Jeff Pidgeon

Amazing Pixar artist Jeff Pidgeon's Blue Meanie!

Steven Macleod

I've never had the pleasure of meeting the talented Mr. Macleod, but my buddy Chris Sonneburg got him to draw this gorgeous piece for the Beatles book on a recent visit to Dreamworks.  Big thanks to both of you!

John Nevarez

John Nevarez is widely known as one of the nicest, most talented gentlemen in animation.  His blog is full of amazing story and character-based artwork, and it is a treat every time I get to chat with him at a comic convention. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Stephen Silver

Greetings Fab Fans!  Sorry for the lag in updates, but I've got a ton of great new sketches to share in the coming weeks including this one by the amazing Stephen Silver!  Stephen is one of the nicest and most talented designers in the Animation industry.  He was the lead designer on shows like Kim Possible, Danny Phantom, and Clerks: The Animated Series.

Stephen has been doing some very exciting things to spread his knowledge and love of the field; he recently designed an App called Posebook that is a fantastic resource offering an extensive library of great  photos of poses to draw from or get inspired by.  He also regularly teaches Character Design through Schoolism.

If you need one more reason to devour all the Silvertoons you can find, check out his great Beatles print, available through his website!
Stay tuned guys, I've got updates coming with great sketchbook contributions from greats like Craig Thompson, Adam Hughes, Steven Macloud, Gene Yang, Humberto Ramos, and many, many more!  There's also some HUGE news to announce, so check back soon!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Inspiration Series: Al Hirschfeld

The "All Together Now" Beatles Tribute Show will exhibit the work of the latest generation of incredible artists.  Let's take a moment to savor the work of a legend.  Al Hirschfeld was one of the most prolific and influential artists of his generation.  He was a master of caricature, and infused his drawings with wonderful personality and appeal.  His work has found its way into some of the most prestigious art collections in the county, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Smithsonian.  When his daughter Nina was born in 1945, he began what he called the "harmless insanity" of including her name at least once in every drawing he created.  Fans of Hirschfeld's work can often be found staring at single pieces of his art for prolonged periods, just trying to spot the number of "Nina's" that may be hidden.

Mr. Hirschfeld graced us Beatles fans with many wonderful likenesses of the band and its members over the years.  Here is a sampling: 

To see more of Al Hirschfeld's gorgeous work, please visit www.alhirschfeld.com, and also check out the amazing, Academy Award nominated documentary about him, "The Line King".