Friday, December 9, 2011

Robert Ball

Robert Ball has pretty great caricature/character illustrations.

Alberto Cerriteño

Alberto Cerriteño is a Designer and Illustrator from Mexico City who likes to animate as well and enjoy whatever looks good with the right colors. He has developed his own very personal technique and style, having always present a delicate hints of traditional Mexican artistic influences in his management of rich textures and decorative patterns.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Gruffalo

It's been a while, hasn't it char-lovers? I'm back with something all kinds of adorable.

I was on Hulu browsing for some bg noise while I work, and ended up having a 20 minute diversion from everything when I came across The Gruffalo. I can't seem to embed the whole thing, so I'm gonna show off this li'l trailer from youtube, and you can go watch it here.

It was released about a year ago, but that doesn't make it any less awesome.

I've taken these screenshots from the full-length version, so stop here if you'd rather watch it first.

If you have already watched it, you might have realized that this is a film adapted from Julia Donaldson (The Snail and the Whale, What the Ladybird Heard, The Troll) and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

The first look has a bit of a Maurice Sendak/Where the Wild Things Are feeling to it. The story in its simplicity has a playful tone, and the animation is quirky. It's rare to come across design that strikes the exact same cords as the rest of the cues, especially on TV.

The character designers listed in the credits include Max Lang (he has a lot of storyboards from the short), Jacob Schwinn, Harald Siepermann (Tarzan, Mulan, Enchanted), and no other than the awesome Uwe Heidchötter. It's kinda hard to tell who designed what, but very clear that they definitely made a wonderful team together.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Emily Carroll

I likes whats I sees, you will too, go to Emily Carroll's site,

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Andy J. Miller - Character A Day Blog

Andy J. Miller creates a cute effing character a day here What did YOU do today? Oh...really?, thats pretty impressive, never-mind.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Natasha Allegri

Natasha Allegri runs a hilarious blog named PANCAKE PANCAKE PANCAKE (named after her beloved cat). She sometimes works at Cartoon Network and can draw like a MF. I especially enjoy the cat comics.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Secret Mountain Fort Awesome

Cartoon Network's new show Secret Mountain Fort Awesome looks like its going to be insane. Check out more character sketches by Robert Ryan Cory here

Thursday, September 22, 2011