Category: Character Design
  1. 13

    Jan 2015

    Nicholas Kole

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    Rhode Island resident, Nicholas Kole, is an illustrator and character designer. He studied illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design. Kole graduated in 2009, and since has gone on to work with games companies, animation studios and comic publishers. Some of his clients include Riot Games, Electronic Arts, Disney Publishing, Hasbro, Puma and Dark Horse Comics.

    In 2013 Kole worked with Disney Publishing to produce ridiculously beautiful illustrations for the children’s book The Curse of Maleficent: The Tale of a Sleeping Beauty. Much of 2014 he spent as the lead artist for an interactive webcomic called The Dawngate Chronicles, for Waystone Games.

    Nicholas Kole has spread his art across the net and can be found on Tumblr, DeviantArt, Blogger, Behance and twitter.

  2. 7

    Jan 2015

    Ewa Ludwiczak

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    We have a real mixed bag of styles and media from today’s feature, Ewa Ludwiczak. Born in Poland and currently living in Berlin, Ms Ludwiczak is a freelance illustrator specialising in tradition materials, in particular watercolours.

    Ms Ludwiczak has illustrated various children’s books but has an obvious keenness towards fairy tales. Recently she has been showcasing a lot of portraiture and figures drawing on her Facebook page. The figures themselves sit still as a mouse, as she using watercolours to create loose and expressive imagery with splashes, drips, and small dabs of bold colours. They are beautiful and a delightful progression of her work.

    You can find more of Ewa Ludwiczak’s illustrations on her website, and Behance page.

  3. 29

    Dec 2014

    Elsa Chang

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    Born in Taipei, Taiwan Elsa Chang moved to the United States when she was just a year old. She studied and graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. Ms Chang is primarily a concept artist and character designer, and has shared her talents with Dreamworks Animation, Paramount Animation, Sony Pictures Animation and Disney. She is currently working as a character designer at Nickelodeon Animation.

    Elsa Chang has worked on both TV and feature animations as well as in 2012 she illustrated the Pixar Brave book for Disney Publishing. You can read an excellent interview with Ms Chang on the Character Design blog, where she discusses her process and inspirations. You can also find more of Elsa Chang’s illustrations on her website, blog, and tumblr.

  4. 15

    Dec 2014

    A Large Evil Corporation

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    A Large Evil Corporation do exactly what you may suspect, steal candy from babies and worship the almighty dollar. However, in the plus column, they do produce wonderful animations! I was alerted to their work, like many, through their superb Cornetto… Evil Vinyl designs. Something that started as a fun homage quickly began attracting a lot of attention. After the huge positive response and endless questions such as, “These are awesome, where can I buy them?” the Evil Corp. recently announced they have partnered with toy company Funko, to capitalise on their success.

    A Large Evil Corporation has produced adverts for clients including Unilever, Orange, Virgin, and General Mills. Many of these adverts as well as their shorts can be enjoyed on their Vimeo channel.

    Now you know all about the evils that A Large Evil Corporation do, you may want keep an eye on them. You can do so via their twitter and Facebook pages.

  5. 12

    Dec 2014

    Jocelyn Joret

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    Jocelyn Joret is a Canadian illustrator and currently the Senior 2D artist at Gameloft. Part of the Gameloft team since 2009, Mr Joret has worked on titles such as Earthworm Jim HD (2010), Bailout War$ (2009) and Bridge Odyssey (2009). In that time he has contributed in variety of disciplines including Pack illustrations, mock-ups, backgrounds, character design and Concept art.

    Mr Joret has also been featured in numerous books including, Masters Of Anatomy, L’inédit magazine, CFSL.net Artbooks, Skull and Can’t.

    Both Jocelyn Joret’s tumblr and DeviantArt are packed with artwork and process breakdowns. Be sure to also check out his Facebook page and shop.

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