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    Mar 2015

    Matt Rockefeller

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    Presenting the very majestic work of Matt Rockefeller. Born in Tucson, Arizona he studied illustration and animation at the talent-breeding Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). After completing his Bachelor degree in 2014, Rockefeller chose to stay in Baltimore and begin his career as freelance illustrator and visual development artist.

    During his studies, and in the year that he has been working professionally, Rockefeller has compiled an astounding portfolio. His illustrations are beautifully rendered utilising graphite powder, pencils and digital colours. He is always focusing on how to best convey the narrative and retaining meaning. This care to visual communication is evident looking through his work, and is also what sets it apart.

    You can find more of Matt Rockefeller’s work on his website, Tumblr and InPrint store.

  2. 6

    Mar 2015

    Manddy Wyckens

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    Manddy Wyckens is a visual development artist, background painter & character designer. She studied at the famous Gobelins, as well as CalArts. Whilst at Gobelins and CalArts, Wyckens created a wonderful short titled, The Longest Road. She also collaborated on The Night We Were Kings, which was selected for the Très Court International Film Festival.

    Though based in Paris, Wyckens has worked across America for companies including Walt Disney Animation Studios, LAIKA and Psyop. She worked as a background painter for Disney TV on their new series Star vs. the Forces of Evil, which was created by her fellow CalArts alumni, Daron Nefcy. More recently Wyckens has been working as a character designer for London-based Studio Aka.

    You can find more of Manddy Wyckens’ work on her website and Tumblr.

  3. 5

    Mar 2015

    Eran Hilleli

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    Tel Aviv-based animator Eran Hilleli was gaining recognition and winning awards whilst he was still a student at The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design. His graduation film, Between Bears is a reflective and haunting short. Its poetic nature allows the viewer carve their own meaning. Between Bears went on to win Best Animation Award at Vimeo’s first film festival and Best Animation in the Webcuts category at Berlin Internet Film Festival.

    Hilleli currently works as an Animation Director for XYZ Studios and Hornet. Working with a range of clients from corporate companies to music artist, Hilleli still manages to include a whimsical and eerie element to much of his work.

    Hilleli’s geometric animations are created using Trapcode, Maya and After Effects. His style is beautiful in its simplicity, allowing for fluid ghostlike motion. It is pushed further with the use of abstract colours and lighting giving a tangible sense of atmosphere in every frame.

    You can find more of Eran Hilleli work on Tumblr, Behance and Vimeo.

  4. 2

    Mar 2015

    Manga Mondays ~ Kazusa Takashima

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    Born in Hokkaido, Japan, Kazusa Takashima is most known for her yaoi manga. She started self-publishing her work in 1999, but in 2001 her manga Mad Love Chase (aka Harlem Beat wa Yoake Made) was serialization in Japanse magazine Asuka. After the well received debut Takashima went on to produce Last Client and Wild Rock.

    Takashima’s illustrations use very thin uniform lineweight. Her character-centric work ranges from very energetic to sombre. Her yaoi manga, in particular, features very erotic scenes which Takashima’s prefers to focus on intimacy over explicitness.

    You can find more of Kazusa Takashima’s work on her (somewhat outdated) website as well as checking out some of her mangas.

  5. 25

    Feb 2015

    Qarlos Quintero

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    Presenting the work of Columbian 3D artist Qarlos Quintero. Graduate of Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, Quintero has worked professionally as 2D and 3D illustrator since 2008. Currently he is a Concept Artist and 3D Modeler at mobile games developers, Brainz.

    Quintero’s personal project Arya and Nymeria really stands out for me. It is a blending of both his 2D and 3D styles, allow the forms to look flatter and be more expressive with simplified shapes. You can find a healthy dose of more Game of Thrones inspired art, among other work, in Quintero’s ArtStation portfolio. You can also find Qarlos Quintero on Tumblr and Society6.

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