Thursday, 29 November 2007

James Groman

James Groman is known as a sculptor, illustrator, toy and animation character designer. I'm probably interested in work with the Madballs, especially this painting of one of them, Bashbrain.

I just find the detail in this just extraordinary, and how certainly sections are lit in an artistic fashion. Groman use acrylic paint to paint this, but this will be an ambitious goal for me when it comes to do paintings of my own characters.

William Wray

William Wray is an artist who has had a solid background in animation (he style on Ren and Stimpy is his most prolific work.) But Wray now does a lot of paintings, and his latest work is really interesting, in terms of lighting and colouring. The lighting is done in a stylistic manner rather than a realistic manner, but you still believe that that is the light from the lamp post hitting the trailer. The colours are inspirational, with a mixture of reds and yellows for the light makes a great contrast with that dark blue and black for the background.

Samuel Michlap

Samuel Michlap is another animation artist I find interesting.

His most recent work he has posted on his blog was some colour keys he did for El Dorado. I find these colour schemes rich, and very fascinating to look at. The use of oranges, blues, and yellows makes some of the paintings appealing and inspiring to me.