Visual Style Analysis

    • List 5 artists with a similar style to yours. What type of subject matter do they illustrate and how do they approach visual storytelling? What design choices are similar to your own style, and what are different?
    • Identify 3 clients for each of your 5 artists.
    • For the whole group, name the top 3 kinds of projects you see in their portfolios  (i.e editorial, concept art, children’s books, etc).

MY ARTWORK & Analysis:

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My work is heavily influenced by nature and the relationship between it, animals, and humans. My visual style is definitely a product of the shows, movies, and books I treasured as a child: Disney, Nickelodeon, Dreamworks, Cartoon Network, Universal Studios, etc. (Some of my favorites were/are The Prince of Egypt, Mulan, Fox and the Hound, Pocahontas, Hey Arnold!, Hunger Games, The Land Before Time, Jurassic Park, Avatar: TLA, Brother Bear, and so many more.)

I think one of my strongest attributes is my line. It’s (usually) wispy, loose, and confident. I’m not the best renderer, nor do I particularly enjoy it as much as doing the drawings. I get bored and itchy to move onto the next project. I have a lot of ideas and energy, which sort of shows itself in my line style. I naturally lean towards curvilinear lines; things that are soft and friendly are appealing to me. I do struggle with composition and need to be more mindful of it. My taste in color–not surprisingly–is usually comprised of desaturated colors and neautral palettes. I’m usually not too fond of extreme contrast. My drawing style is usually stylized realism or cute and cartoony. I love positive illustrations, underdogs, and strong female heroes/role models, like Katniss.

 

ARTISTS:

Cory Godbey

Subject Matter/Portfolio Work — 2D Illustration: Fantasy, children’s, editorial.
Story approach:
Design/style: Composition, character interaction, hierarchies, color, mood, whimsy.
Similar: Use of line, desaturated colors, minimal palette, fantastic, textural, nature-centric, other-worldly and ethereal.
Different:

Clients: HarperCollins, Random House, Simon & Schuster, Disney Publishing, The Jim Henson Company.

 

Ander Lizarralde (Ander Liza)

Dozer by Ander Lizarralde:

Subject Matter — 3D Illustration: Fantasy, children’s, creature and character design.
Story approach:
Design/style: Composition, character interaction, hierarchies, color, mood.
Similar: Use of line, desaturated colors, minimal palette, fantastic, textural, nature-centric, other-worldly and ethereal.
Different:

Jose Alves da Silva

Subject Matter/Portfolio Work — 3D & 2D Illustration: Fantasy, character and creature design. Freelancer.
Story approach: Character, personliaty, humor, color.
Design/style:
Similar:
Different:

Clients: Publications such as 3DArtist, 3DCreative, 3DWorld, Expose 9-11.

Cory Loftis

 

Subject Matter/Portfolio Work — 3D & 2D Illustration: Fantasy, character and creature design. Freelancer.
Story approach: Character, personliaty, humor, color.
Design/style:
Similar:
Different:

Clients: Publications such as 3DArtist, 3DCreative, 3DWorld, Expose 9-11.

Therese Larsson

Subject Matter/Portfolio Work — 3D & 2D Illustration: Fantasy, character and creature design. Freelancer.
Story approach: Character, personliaty, humor, color.
Design/style:
Similar:
Different:

Clients: Publications such as 3DArtist, 3DCreative, 3DWorld, Expose 9-11.

 

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