Thought I'd share with you all my contributions to Drawn!, the multi-author blog that I've been graciously asked to be a part of by Robot Johnny. Drawn! focuses on inspirations in art, illustration, comics and the like. It's a fun site. You should go there....NOW! Here are my three posts thus far:
I've been spending too much time at the website to Los Angeles' Buck. Buck was started up by Jeff Ellermeyer and Ryan Honey about little over a year ago and is heavy on the cutting-edge broadcast design that is oh-so-hip nowadays. Be sure to check out their ID's for "Puma vs. Fuse" and "Wintergreen vs. Fuse," as well as their demo reel. Good stuff.
I've been checking out the work of Doze Green for some time now, as he's been featured in Straight No Chaser, XLR8R, and Juxtapoz magazines. Displaced and dismembered bodies floating admist icons of typeography and arrows, his work evokes a nightmarish world of the futuristic graff writer. Where some graffiti writers run into that proverbial brick wall while trying to crossover successfully into the art-world, Doze has done it with ease. Plus, he's done so without compromising his unique vision. Originally a b-boy from back in the day (he's featured briefly in the STYLE WARS documentary, so we're talking about 1982, y'all), he's not frontin'. He's the real deal.
There is a small gallery still up of work by THE IRON GIANT's production designer Mark Whiting. Who? Truly one of the most passionate artists on that production, Mark seemingly vanished soon afterwards. Or did he? If you check out Mark on IMDB you see that he was the art director for the DUCK DODGERS TV series. and he also worked on some conceptual environmental designs for FINDING NEMO. (You can find a couple of his pieces in the "Art of..." book, if you're curious.) It looks like he's started his own production company, Tranquility Pictures, but the site looks to be a couple of years old.
To see some of his character designs for the Giant, go HERE and then click on the "next" button. His work is so rich and moody, I'd long to see more of it. If anybody knows what he's up to lately, I'd be curious to know.
Be sure to visit Drawn! on a daily basis as there are eight(!) of us posting lots of visual goodness for all to enjoy.