And here we go!
I only just recently (and I mean very recently) discovered the amazing work of James Wood, and I instantly fell in love.
It’s not just the looseness of his line or the use of exaggerated form, he somehow manages to bring life to all his characters that it makes me envious. Also, looking at his work, it made me want to rethink and reshape my approach to designing characters and the way I draw. It made me realize I have so much to learn and that going back to the fundamentals of pen and paper is key and absolutely what I need to do in order for my work to improve. Especially as a character designer and an animator.
A student himself (and currently an intern at Walt Disney Animation Studios), it’s great to read his blog and see what he’s been working on and how studying at school allows for a change in process. And it’s definitely comforting to know that even talented artists struggle with showing the work they do at school, because that first year and a half is a creative struggle when you’re deep into learning different skill sets.
Will be keeping my eyes peeled on this man as I’m sure his work will be on the big screen in no time!