Character Designer, Patrick Mate, shows us how to draw the Smurfs, and Production Designer, Noelle Triaureau, walks us through the visual development of some of the props and vegetation in the world they are creating for the upcoming film.
Kazuo Oga is an art director and background painter well known for his work on Studio Ghibli features. Below is sampling of some of his work. Kazuo currently has two books published full of his paintings, which I highly recommend. Continue reading to watch him paint!
Oregon State University has produced an inspiring and insightful profile piece on alumni, Harley Jessup, veteran Pixar Production Designer and children’s book author.
Another great video from Jake Parker. You’ll here this advice a lot when you’re just starting out, and it has to be some of the most frustrating advice. Jake does a nice job of breaking down where style comes from and what it takes to develop your own.