BLOG

Posted by Jennifer Kopf on Nov 11, 2019 8:53:16 AM

 

When Eric Favela graduated from Cal Arts, he knew he wanted to work in feature animation -- but, beyond that, he really wasn't sure where, or in what capacity.

Then he found his niche: in the story department of Blue Sky Studios. And, since then, he's expanded his career to include feature film storyboarding, visual development and short film direction. A feature film storyboard artist for 13 years, he now works for Illumination, a film and animation studio owned by Universal Pictures, and his skills have been an integral part of some of the most recognizable animated films in recent years:

"Despicable Me 2 and 3." "Minions." "Rio." "Ice Age 3 and 4." "Horton Hears a Who." Most recently, Favela served as Head of Story on "The Secret Life Of Pets 2."

Favela will visit PCA&D for an Artist Talk on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 11:30 a.m. in the Atrium. We asked him what challenges he's encountered as he's built his career, what students who are interested in animation should know about the field, and how artists can build their own creative journeys:

 

Read More

Topics: Artist Spotlight, artist talk, animation, digital media, atrium talk

Posted by Jennifer Kopf on Sep 29, 2019 10:59:09 PM

 

Read More

Topics: Artist Spotlight, Art Student, visiting artist, Illustration, atrium talk, author

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Dec 1, 2015 4:14:00 PM

Portrait by Heather Hoh

John Singer Sargent (January 12, 1856 – April 14, 1925) was an American portrait painter who portrayed the luxury of the late nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century society. During his prolific career, he created roughly 900 oil paintings and more than 2,000 watercolors, as well as numerous sketches and charcoal drawings.

Read More

Topics: Artist Spotlight

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Nov 11, 2015 4:15:39 PM

Portrait by Cassie Tarr

Edward Hopper (July 22, 1882 – May 15, 1967) was a prominent American realist painter. While known primarily for his oil paintings, he was also a watercolorist and printmaker. Hopper derived his subject matter from two primary sources: one, the common features of American life (gas stations, motels, restaurants, theaters, railroads, and street scenes) and its inhabitants; and two, seascapes and rural landscapes.

Read More

Topics: Artist Spotlight

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Nov 2, 2015 4:28:55 PM

Portrait by Jacob Peck

Dave Rapoza is a self-taught illustrator from Boston, MA, and freelancer since 2006. According to his website, he studied Andrew Loomis's and Bridgman’s figure drawing books and practiced by making numerous drawings from direct observation, often of items from on desk.

Read More

Topics: Artist Spotlight

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Oct 26, 2015 4:32:22 PM

Roy Lichtenstein Portrait by Seth Elberg

Roy Lichtenstein, one of the most familiar names in American pop art, using a style borrowing from comic strips to create works that portrayed the culture of contemporary life. Using bright, vibrant colors and printing techniques he translated themes about consumerism through references to famous and historical works of art.

Read More

Topics: Artist Spotlight

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Oct 19, 2015 4:00:00 AM

Jackson Pollock portrait by Heather Hoh

Jackson Pollock (1912-1956), an American painter from Wyoming and pioneer of the Abstract Expressionist movement.

Read More

Topics: Artist Spotlight

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Oct 13, 2015 4:30:00 PM

 

Read More

Topics: Artist Spotlight

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Oct 5, 2015 4:30:00 PM

 

Read More

Topics: Artist Spotlight

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Sep 28, 2015 3:40:00 PM

Read More

Topics: Artist Spotlight

Posts by Topic

see all

Popular Posts