Category: Animation
  1. 14

    Aug 2014

    Aurore Damant

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    Aurore Damant is an illustrator whom all of us at the Lounge have been long-time fans of. Her illustrations are spirited and humorous. They combine flowing shapes with a harmonious pastel pallet. Importantly, even though simplified, her characters are distinct and their emotions bountiful.

    Based in Paris, she is a Gobelins animation graduate, now working as a character designer, art director and freelance illustrator. Collaborating with top animation companies including Disney, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and The Illuminated Film, Ms Damant has helped develop TV shows Gravity Falls, Robotboy, Eliot Kid, and Commander Clark. She is constantly writting and illustrating children’s books, to date some of the titles including Un Ukulélé Pour Junior, Un Métier Pour Maurice and four volumes of The Haunted Library.

    To find out more about Aurore Damant check out this insightful interview she did for the Character Design blog. To see more of her work, check out her blogspot.

  2. 21

    Jul 2014

    Anna Cattish

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    Cat Anett, or more commonly known as Anna Cattish, is an illustrator and animator from Russia. Cattish was part of the Honkfu art collective that produced the motion comic JAM. She has also contributed to the upcoming book, Masters of Anatomy. Her art style is simultaneously cute and edgy with many of her characters exuding attitude. Cattish illustrates in a variety of mediums, predominately colouring digitally, recently however has been producing some really beautiful gauche pieces.

    Anna Cattish can be found on multiple websites including DeviantArt, Blogger, tumblr, but to keep up-to-date with her, it is probably best you follower her on Instagram and Facebook.

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    Jul 2014

    Rodolphe Guenoden

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    Rodolphe Guenoden is one of those artist whose work you would stumble on every now and then online. However, it wasn’t until his contribution’s to the Flight Anthology I really took note. To stand out in a creative roster such as Flight’s is a tall ask, but Mr Guenoden’s work definitely did just that. My personal favourite, and possibly most people’s, was in Flight Volume 2, simply called “The Ride”.

    Though an excellent comic artist, Rodolphe Guenoden’s day job is actually in animation. He has worked as a traditional animator for over 20 years. Some of his Supervising Animator credits include The Prince of Egypt (1998) and The Road to El Dorado (2000). Working within Dreamworks Animation, some of his Storyboard Artist work includes the very successful Madagascar (2005) and both the Kung Fu Panda movies (2008/2011).

    If you are a fan of Kung Fu Panda, there is a really nice interview with Rodolphe Guenoden over at Art of VFX.

    To check out more of Mr Guenoden’s work go to his website, and shared blogspot, dizdatdoz. For the book collectors, I highly recommend The Art of Rodolphe Guenoden.

  4. 30

    Apr 2014

    Ryan Lang

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    Hailing from Kailua, Hawaii, Ryan Lang is an artist at Walt Disney Feature Animation Studios. Recently he has worked as a lead designer for Hero’s Duty, and a visual development artist for Wreck-it Ralph, as well as the upcoming Disney/Marvel feature animation, Big Hero 6.

    Mr. Lang’s work has only recently come to my attention when his amazing rendition of Goliath (from Disney’s Gargoyles) started to make it’s rounds on tumblr. An incredibly skilled digital painter, Mr. Lang’s styles span from ultra realistic, to simply stylised shapes. However it is his technique that he uses for his character pieces, like the Goliath one, that are truly captivating. I can’t put my finger on what makes them so beautiful, but I get the feeling that it has something to do with a personal connection for these characters. His love for them undoubtedly shines through in his work.

    Keep track of Ryan Lang’s work by following his Blog.

  5. 25

    Mar 2014

    Brandon James Scott

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    The Loungers have all been long-time fans of Brandon James Scott’s work. It has it all; consideration, charisma, humour, and longevity. It combines rough textures with lush and harmonious colours.

    On top of his illustrator hat, Mr. Scott he has also worn Art Director, Director, Designer and Writer. Working across an array of fields with a range of clients including JibJab Media, Mattel Entertainment, Ogilvy & Mather, Disney, and Nickelodeon. Mr. Scott is also the creator and art director of the Emmy-nominated Justin Time.

    Clearly hard-working, Mr. Scott has also written and illustrated two children’s books as well as co-illustrating the The Longest Christmas List Ever, alongside JibJab founder Evan Spiridellis.

    You can find more of Mr. Scott’s wonderful work on his website.

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