1. Andrea Blasich

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    For over 20 years Andrea Blasich has worked in the animation industry as a Layout Artist and Visual Development Artist, but is best known as a CG and Traditional Sculptor. Lending his skills to prominent animation studios DreamWorks Animation, Lucas Animation, Pixar Animation Studios, and Walt Disney Animation Studios.

    Born and raised in Milan, Italy, Blasich graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera with a Master in Scenography. After graduating, he worked a for theaters in Milan, before going on to sculpt for Animation. Over the next few years he travelled to London, back to Milan and then to Munich until he finally landed his dream job in America, working for DreamWorks.

    Some of the feature animations Blasich has worked on include DreamWorks’s Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) and Shark Tale (2004), Blue Sky’s Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), and Pixar’s Brave (2012). He has also worked on video games BioShock 2 (2010) and The Witness (2016), as well as a few short animations, notably The Dam Keeper (2014) by Dice Tsutsumi and Robert Kondo.

    His sculptures have appeared in exhibitions at Pixar Animation Studio, Cartoon Museum in San Francisco, Nucleus Gallery in Los Angeles, and the Society of Illustrators in New York. Recently, Blasich has started to dedicate more time on his personal sculptures. His bronze animal Swimming Tiger and Dancing Bull were selected as a finalist for the National Sculpture Society 80th and 82th Annual Awards. Blasich has a shop where you can find and own some of his personal sculptures.

    You can watch a couple great videos featuring Blasich at work in his studio and sharing his thoughts on the creative process, Making The Dam Keeper #03: Character Sculptor Andrea Blasich and Andrea Blasich – Portrait of a Sculptor.

    To see more of Andrea Blasich’s work, check out his website, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.