Jake Parker is an illustrator who has worked on animated films, comics, and picture books. He has worked for companies such as Disney Animation, Warner Brothers Animation, Marvel, and Blue Sky Studios to name a few. He now works out of his home studio in Utah, so be sure to check out his website to see what projects he is and will be working on.
Jake Parker’s drawing style is very distinct and identifiable amidst a sea of mediocre art. His cartoony characters and color palette reminds me of Dr. Seuss, but I do not know if that had any influence on him. I would say he gets an A in my book, how do you grade his work?
“It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.”
Matt Rhodes graduated from Alberta College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Design and majored in illustration. Even before graduating some Alberta College of Art and Design (ACAD) alumni from Bioware visited the school to look at portfolios. Thus Matt Rhodes was brought in as an art intern. Since then he has worked on projects such Jade Empire, the Mass Effect, and the Dragon Age series, and many other projects.
Check out Matt Rhodes blog to see his work for yourself.
Many atworks that you see are beautifully composed, but they lack movement. Matt Rhodes art has the same composition of these other works, but they have the movement that the others lack. By looking at the expression on the above characters face, you can see the individuality and life of the character.