October 25, 2011

Scott Benson for Rendezvous!

Local animator & illustrator Scott Benson has already received so much attention on the blogrolls lately that we probably don't even need to share the video above with you, but for the couple of you that haven't seen this yet, you're certainly in for a treat. I think this is Scott's best work yet, which displays his exploration of digital lighting techniques, texturing, and pushing his abstract illustrations, not to mention the perfectly timed animation. You can read a great interview with insight to how he works and created this video for the Rendezvous' "The Murf" on Motionographer. After just four months after posting the video it has close to 150,000 views. In addition to the Motionographer feature, it didn't hurt to be featured on CBS News, Laughing Squid, InsideOut 7, Drawn!, among countless various other plugs online and beyond. I think I'm not alone when I say I can't wait to see what Scott puts out next!

And why not checkout his latest reel while you're at it.

Oh yea, and if you're not already familiar with the Yinzpiration blog, go read his interview there!


Andy Kehoe's Creatures "Behind Your House"

Andy Kehoe
We've been watching Andy Kehoe's work over the last several years, and were delighted to see that he was featured in a recent article in Hi-Fructose. When he was beginning with his odd and quirky animals/monsters on simple, somewhat flat, one or two-colored backgrounds as you can checkout on his "2008 & Older" Portfolio site. But over the last year or two he's begun incorporating more detail including imaginative foliage and varying textures while expanding his color template. We are totally loving where it's going! His recent show with Maryland-based artist Charlie Immer at Seattle's Roq La Rue exhibited his most recent work. While we weren't there to see it in person, there are plenty of pictures to oogle at the Hi-Fructose article. Andy recently added a few beautiful new prints from this show to his Etsy store, but All Turns to Brilliance has already sold out, so you better get your hands on the remaining ones while they last!
On the Banks of Broken Worlds

Chance Meeting of Forest Dragons

All Turns to Brilliance
(Sold out)

There are plenty more prints to buy in the store. Andy is truly an emerging artist to watch closely and I'd be surprised if his following doesn't double each year. Don't forget to follow his blog!


(Photo at top by Robbie Lowery for Hi-Fructose)