My roomie/fellow artist/good homie, Phil M is a fantastic artist and is back on the blog tip again. Hop on over and check out his art.
Dancer, 3D Lighter, Photgrapher, and all around superhero, Christine “Tine Machine” Gatchalian, is a fantastic photgrapher when shes not painting light onto Horton Hears a Who or Ice Age 2 or rippin’ dance cyphas. A under five foot unda wonda, her models love her energy, good attitude and beautiful style. That and they can fit her in their pocket and take her home! Check out her blog for all things Tine and her portfolio for fashion photography.
CHEEKS! aka Sean Galloway is one of my favorite character designers/comic book artists in the game. Super clean, stylized and fun. He has a cool coloring style that matches cartoons and makes you believe you are looking at animation cells. His work can be seen on the new Spider-Man cartoon and his new book, Spread the cheeks!
My man, Erik Otto, is probably one of the only other people I know that is doing more things than I am! He is a celebrated fine artist, clothing designer [New Leaf Clothing], AND talented designer with his latest venture, Vesl Studios. Vesl Studios is a collaborative studio w/ 3 other talented Bay Area, CA artist/designers that will show up in this blog soon enough.
*the vans shown above are a protype but I’d be the first in line to pick them up when it becomes a reality!
For our first photographer showcase, we turn to John Liau of Vaindeer. I am not a big fan of event photgraphy BUT John does a good job of changing my mind. Crisp, clear, and meanigful, these pics are more than just “look at me! I’m at a cool party!” pictures. With large events like Rock the Bells and Vampire Weekend concerts to local Bay Area parties for the young and fashion-forward, he makes ‘em all look good.
One of the coolest things about going to an art school are the DOPE artists that you get to vibe with. Dela Longfish is such an artist. A ShrunkenHeadman alum, like myself, he not only helped me in school, he continues to amaze me now w/ his creativity, draftsmanship, and crazy level of detail. I am proud to have him be the first of my showcases on this blog.
(Each week I am going to showcase artists, designers, and photographers that inspire me and will hopefully inspire you as well.)