Found this talented lady while I was aimlessly clicking through the different Sketchbook Projects submissions.
I love the detail in her pen and ink work. These characters are so unique, I can almost see them coming to life on each page. Sasha is from Russia, but has travelled all over the world, honing her craft as an illustrator.
Click here to flip through Sasha’s sketchbook OR you lucky New Yorkers can go see it in person at the Brooklyn Art Library – the exhibit’s only up for 3 more days!
The Backwater Gospel, the bachelor project of 8 students, is my new favorite short from the Animation Workshop. It has everything I look for in terms of story, music, design and animation. I love the gritty texture overlay and the detailed, dark outlines of the characters. The sound design and pace of the film really help to create tension as the people get more and more panicked. I also find the end credits to be quite amusing.
It has a certain “The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street” Twilight Zone quality, where the townsfolk turn on each other as their fear and paranoia take over. Only the Undertaker is the observer of the destruction rather than the aliens.
Everyone knows that concept art is probably the most fun thing about making an animated film, and their blog is full of early character sketches and background designs if you want to geek out over it.
The first exhibition on the Sketchbook Project Tour is in Williamsburg THIS WEEKEND.
The Brooklyn Art Library
103A N 3rd St
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211
The books will be available to view from Feb 19 – Feb 27 and then they are off to the Austin Museum of Art in TX during SXSW.
The tour will go across the country through the summer. Go here to see when the Sketchbook Project Tour will land in a city near you.