Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Illustrator Research VI (20-29)

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Valeria started to draw because she was driven by the desire to capture the poetry of everyday things such as the expressions of children and pets, the natural beauty of plants, the sound of dried autumn leaves under little feet, and the aroma of freshly cooked breakfast. She graduated from the University of Buenos Aires with a degree in Graphic Design & Visual Communication. After graduation, Valeria spent several years teaching at the University as she continued to develop her illustration work. Over the last 5 years she has dedicated herself to children’s illustration. In her work she uses both traditional and digital techniques and loves to explore innovative methods and materials to develop or enhance new expressive forms.

Tammie lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband Lee, and loves spending the day in her studio with her dog Gus. She began her love of illustrating at a very young age while drawing at the kitchen table with her dad. She has fond memories of sitting for hours drawing things around the house and later presenting them as gifts to her mother. Since she was an only child, drawing became a favorite form of self-entertainment.

Olga and Aleksey Ivanov are renowned children's book illustrators and classically trained commercial artists from Russia. This talented husband-and-wife team immigrated to the United States in 2002 and have been in high demand ever since. In all, the two have illustrated over 70 children's books, three of which have sold more than 100,000 copies.

Jack E. Davis has illustrated two picture books by Daniel Pinkwater: The Picture of Morty and Ray and Yo-yo Man. Other books he has illustrated include the New York TimesbestsellerMarsupial Sue by John Lithgow. He is a recipient of the New York Society of Illustrators Gold Medal Award for Humor. He lives and paints goofy pictures in Port Townsend, Washington.

Ledger is a cartoon illustrator, animator and character designer. His character designs and illustrations has won awards on TV shows such as Those Scurvy Rascals and more recently I've helped produced top selling mobile application for interactive children's books on the AppStore. My artwork is created digitally producing illustration in 2D or CGI 3D.

Lazareva is a Russia illustrator. Lazareva amazing love to details and ability to create quiet massive artworks that can cover even a city facades.

Anderson is an illustrator, form portland, OR, who focuses on creating unique and professional illustrations driven by smart concept and subtle humor. Areas of focus include: Advertising, Editorial, and Publishing. She is also very interested in surface design for products and textiles.

Beiler started drawing since she was a child. Inspire by her grandmother, a painter and sculptress. First she study architecture and art in London for a few years. Later she graduated (BFA) from CCA, Oakland, California.

Barton's creativity talents was first been discovered at the age of three. She graduated from the University of Texas in Austin in Studio Art. She with her husband and son still live in Austin, a few doggies and one can of Crisco.

Sheila began her career as a designer and painter for Hallmark, Inc. Later, she became a featured designer at Will Vinton Studios. Formerly published under the name Sheila Lucas, Sheila Bailey has been writing and illustrating children's literature for more than a decade.

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