|Deniz & Mr. Shiny Head|
Alien-Rat Illustration, but I would also take a look at what's going on in her Tumblr in the months to come. Deniz has a great sense of embedding symbols and tension in her work, which I can see being utilized in the Editorial Market, nice figurative and characterization skills, and works quickly and consistently enough for these images to show up in any number of venues in the future!
|Taylor Davis @ Pivlywhip|
Taylor's was quite a fulfilling Independent Study, primarily as she's very self driven in her goals toward Character Design in the entertainment industry, but partially as I saw first hand, some of the things I placed in my Character Design class from the very first syllabus, revealed so nicely in the final Lily & the Lion pitch book. Always nice to see the kind of attention paid to Period, Region, Behavioral Gestures, and Facial Expressions that I try to encourage with every assignment. These aren't sketches from Taylor's project but they are indicative of the quick and delicate sketch work she produces.
Make sure you check out Taylor's Blogs on Instagram & Tumblr called Pivlywhip, and look out for her incremental posts that will reveal the whole Lily & the Lion project from the beginnings. Also look out for Taylor at the annual Sakuracon for CosPlay portraits and a fun mix of Anime' genre merch!
I was fairly sick throughout Focus Week at the PNCA this time around, but I did manage to see two other Thesis Presentations. First being a former student of mine, Andrew Moir and his wonderful Children's Book, "Welcome to the World of the Forest"! Printed in board-book format, this is a beautiful romp through the Forest, in Andrew's abstracted illustrative style suited nicely for the Editorial and Children's Book world. It was also created for the Moir's new baby boy, who was there for the presentation. Check out Andrew's Website for contact info and updates on titles and projects in the future, he's an utter joy to work with, and I can't wait to see the kind of work he get's up to outside the PNCA!
|Devin Amato - Visual Guide to Buddhism Vol.1|