Monday, November 22, 2010

Shaun Cusick

Shaun Cusick Senior Modeler/Sculptor

Born and raised on Long Island, New York and has always enjoyed drawing and sculpting animals, monsters and aliens.  Graduated from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York.  He freelanced for quite a few years as a sculptor and model maker for animation and miniature effects film studios before joining the Blue Sky team over 12 years ago.  He has been Lead Character Modeler on several films including one that is currently in production.

Lyla Warren

"When I thought about the theme, Home, it made me think about being comfortable in one's own skin... about being at home with yourself."

Lyla Warren 
Artist and Animator
San Francisco, CA

Lionel Richerand

"HOMELESS Noa's ARK...", Acrylic, 8" x 8"

Visual Director & Illustrator of my own works
Paris, France

Maria Lee

Born in Hong Kong, Maria Lee emigrated to the US as a young girl. Her ability to draw was a great way to deal with the culture shock. Her artistic ability earned her a full scholarship to New York's School of Visual Arts where she studied Illustration. After graduating, she went on to work in advertising and graphic design for the next 10 years. Her passion for art led her to pursue an MFA in computer art at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and thereafter into the 3D world of video games and computer animation. has worked as a digital painter at Pixar Studios since 2005. Outside work, MariaMaria enjoys painting from life and spending time with her four-year-old daughter.

Judy Jou

"Orange Tree"  Medium Used: Mixed media: fabric, thread, leather, and buttons,10" x 10"

Art Production Coordinator
Pixar Animation Studios
San Francisco, CA

Friday, November 19, 2010

Noah Klocek

 Thinking of Home, Arcylic. 8" x 8"

Art Director
Pixar Animation Studios
Credits:Pirates of the Caribbean, T3, The Hulk, Sherk 2, 
Madagascar, Wall-e, Up, Partly Cloudy (Short before Up), 
Working on Brave.
Berkeley, CA 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Isaac Orloff

"Home", Ink,10"x10"

Albert Lozano

  Bo Kaap 1 and Bo Kaap 2
They are collaged pieces from magazine, paper, and painted watercolors.  The piece is based on a neighborhood in Cape Town South Africa in 2000.  I was struck how the homes in that area were painted the most amazing vibrant hues.  It always stuck with me and taught me to not be so intimidated by the use of such vibrant colors.  I wished that I could live in one of those homes.  The area is also one of the more culturally diverse neighborhoods in already one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world.

Albert Lozano
Art Director-Character (Up)
Pixar Animation Studios

Soosa Kim

"Blue Ocean/White Home." Oil, 10" x 10"

San Francisco, CA

Monday, November 15, 2010

Kendal Cronkhite

“Old San Francisco House” Balsa Wood, Graphite, 
Bees Wax, Acrylic Paint, 6"x6"

Kendal Cronkhite, PDI/Dreamworks, 
Production Designer,San Mateo, CA
(PD)Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape to Africa, Madagascar3 
(AD) on Antz, James and the Giant Peach 
(Assist. AD) on Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas

Friday, November 12, 2010

Isaac Orloff

"Cruisin" Gouache, 6" x 6"

Visual Development Arist 
Freelance/East and West Coast Animation Studios
New York and Baltimore

Sylvain Marc

"Brick house" Acrilycs, coloured pencil, 10" x 10"

Animator-Illustrator-Designer/Development artist 
Paris/London , United Kingdom

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Enrico Casarosa

"It’s always inspiring to be part of a meaningful art benefit, whenever I can I want to be part of such positive community building events. Not sure if you’ve heard of this wonderful initiative, Art Blocks for Ghana, but you’ll find a lot of information here, and even participating artists’ process here! Everyone is working with the same woodblock which I found pretty great. Bit of an adventure for most of us, I ended up, after a light pencil drawing, trying to watercolor it and the pigment was really seeping into the horizontal wood texture. It was hard to get much definition but I really started loving the wood grain, so I was really hoping I could let it show through the colors. After a few passes of watercolor I started using gouache to get a little more opacity. But as you can see I still left it pretty watery … during most of the process I was thinking might have to cover this mess and glue some watercolor paper on top of it. But more and more I started to really like its feel. So I ended up putting a couple of coats of gloss varnish to add a nice textured shine to it. And that’s it I think I might call this done!"

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Mick Wiggins

"The Submitted box piece (Apartment #58) stems from long time fascination with the people who make their home in the large tenements and apartment buildings found in the older parts of the city"

"I grew up in the depths of the suburbs, and the neighborhoods with which i'm familiar seem flat and banal to me. But the shirtless fat man in #58; he's an interesting specimen"