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Artist of the Week: Xavier Ramonède

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Artist of the Week is back, with this week’s featured artist Xavier Ramonède. While doing another Deviant Art search I happen to find a couple of Xavier’s art pieces. From that point on I’ve been hooked. My personal favorite piece is Red Scarf. Be sure to hit up his website to see more artwork. Below is a small interview with Xavier.

Artist of the Week: Xavier Ramonède
Website
Deviant Art Gallery

Tell us a bit about yourself:

I’m a french animator, character designer and illustrator living in Paris. After having my high school diploma I’ve been to a public school art and then to “Gobelins, l’école de l’image”, a french animation school. Currently I’m working as a character designer for a TV show project in France and beside I’m doing freelance jobs for american clients.

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Artist of the Week: Jeffrey Thomas

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It’s that time again, yes it’s Artist of the Week!! This week the featured artist is Jeffery Thomas. During another late night session on Deviant Art I happen to find some of Jeffery’s Artwork. I was pretty impressed, loved the overall style that he works with. Here’s a little Q&A I had with Jeffery. Be sure to check out his Gallery.

Artist of the Week: Jeffrey Thomas

Deviant Art | Website

Tell us a bit about yourself:

I’m from Virginia and I moved out to California after getting an internship at Disney Interactive Studios. After my internship was up, I became a contract concept artist and did concepts and character designs for Epic Mickey. After my contract was up, I started working at DIS as a video game tester as I waited for a full-time artist position to open. But then I actually got promoted to the Brand/Legal Certification team because of my extensive knowledge of Disney and its properties which where I currently work.

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Artist of Week: Joe Peacock

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Artist of the Week is attempting to branch out a bit further and also include Writers and Film Makers. We’ve all heard him as a featured guest on the Pixelated Podcast, this time Joe Peacock is the Featured Writer.  Joe has written two books called Mentally Incontinent. Here’s a short interview with Joe. Be sure to check out his Website.

Featured Writer: Joe Peacock

Website

Tell us a bit about yourself:
Hmm… Not sure what to put here. I’m Joe Peacock from Atlanta, GA. I have lots of cats, love comic books and football, and once ate an entire bag of jet-puffed marshmallows. I can run faster than a cheetah. I once ate a lightbulb. I can backflip over two cars. I know tomorrow’s lottery numbers.

More after the break.

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Artist of the Week: RocketShoes

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This weeks artist is RocketShoes. I happen to find my way to RocketShoes gallery after a fun search for some Team Fortress 2 artwork. From that point on have been enjoying all the pieces posted. Here’s a short interview with RocketShoes. Be sure to check out the Deviant Art Gallery.

Artist of the Week: Rocket Shoes
Deviant Art

Tell us a bit about yourself:
I work as a professor of Sequential Art at the Savannah College of Art and Design and am in the process of returning to self publishing comics. My latest project, “Cy and Rocket” is currently in progress and in the meantime I’m drawing a TF2 comic this winter break for fun. When I’m not drawing comics or teaching, I’m usually playing video games…copious amounts of video games.

What’s been your inspiration for art?

A lot of it can probably be attributed to being raised with video games and cartoons. I was definitely a Disney kid. I also spend quite a bit of time reading—news, books, forums, blogs—which help build new ideas. I should probably say my gaming buddies as well because,honestly, they always make me want to draw.

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What supplies do you use for your art?
I just recently bought a Cintiq 12W and so now I’m working all digital, which saves an amazing amount of time and paper. I do everything freehand in Adobe CS3 with either the brush or pencil tool.

Any advice for beginners?
Be open minded and curious about everything. When Brandon Graham recently visited the college he told the students in his workshop something like “draw comics as if you’re being chased”. I honestly think this is amazing advice for any artist. You’ve really gotta throw yourself into it and attack the page. It’s really easy to get into the habit of saying “I’ll learn/do/draw that tomorrow”. Why not today?

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Artist of the Week: Michelle Morris

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There are so many talented artist out there. Recently while on Deviant Art I was going through some Ocarina of Time withdrawals and decided to find some great Zelda Fan Art. I quickly discovered Michelle Morris’s Deviant Art Gallery. After going though her Zelda Art I quickly discovered her Sailor Moon section. Which has some really great artwork. Here is a little Q&A I had with Michelle. Be sure to check out her gallery.

Artist of the Week: Michelle Morris

Deviant Art

Tell us a bit about yourself:
I currently work full time and go to college for my Graphic Design and Animation degrees. I’ve been drawing for about 17 yeas now.

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Artist of the Week: Jeremy M. Jack

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We have all seen some really talented artists in various forms of media. It seems that there is a very large community over on Deviant Art. I find myself frequently visiting the site and just being blown away. I happen to stumble on Jeremy’s Art Gallery and boy was I amazed. A very interesting art style that really stands out. Also does some really bitchin Pokemon!!! Be sure to check out his Art Gallery. Here is a little Q&A session I had with Jeremy.

Artist of the Week: Jeremy M. Jack

Deviant Art

What’s been your inspiration for art?

As a child I was very inspired by Disney. Then came Don Bluth and he was like the ANTI-Disney. When i saw The Secret of Nihm I felt my whole life had changed… After which I saw the work of Norman Rockwell and art made a difference to me. Then came comics, and Jim Lee revolutionized the way I drew. Then Jae Lee blew my mind by proving comic art didn’t have to follow a specific “style”. Right now I am HUGELY inspired by greats like Matteo Scalera and Sean “Cheeks” Galloway. In fact I am taking Sean’s Schoolism course this semester and I can’t wait! As far as people close to me, I must give credit to my cousin Travis Story, who gave me the greatest tales to tell through my art. And my good friend Clayton Bodley, who gave me the best characters and a real drive to persue my art.

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Artist of the Week: Mike Henry

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There are a ton of really talented Artists out there. The crew here at PixelatedGeek would like to help highlight them. Frequently I will be posting a Artist of the Week Column here on the site. This week’s artist is Mike Henry. I was lucky enough to have stumbled onto his Art Gallery on Deviant Art and got in contact with him for a little Q&A.

Artist of the Week: Mike Henry

Portfolio SiteDeviantArt

What’s been your inspiration for art?

My inspiration has been many different things depending on where I am in my life. When I started drawing it was Ninja Turtles. When I was a teenager it was anime, Batman the Animated Series, ExoSquad, Gargoyles. Now it has expanded to just about anything I see from movies, animation, television to music, other artists, and daily life. It’s hard for me to see something that is cool and not get fired up about it. That makes me want to put something down on paper.

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