Check out this cool deco Buzz Lightyear! We think it’s out of this world. Big thanks to Argentine artist Franco Spagnolo for sending us this beautiful illustration. Make sure to check out his sites for more great images! Keep on reading to learn more about this fantastic artist and his work.
Name: Franco Spagnolo
I currently live in:
Buenos Aires, Argentina.
I consider my hometown to be:
Barcelona, Los Angeles, New York, Paris! It’s hard to choose one. Actually, I would like to live a few years out of my country.
My favorite Pixar movie is:
Toy Story, the three equally.
When the first movie premiered I was 8 years old, I left the theater completely fascinated.
When the third movie premiered I was 23 years old, I left the theater completely fascinated.
My favorite Pixar character is:
Buzz Lightyear – it´s a brilliant idea. The toy pretending to be a Space Ranger, the rivalry of “Cowboy – Astronaut.” He is the toy we would all like to have. Just great!
Tell us about your piece:
I’m trying to do a “retro-movie-poster” while still being modern. My references were the graphics of “Rocketeer” plus some graphic synthesis from Military propaganda posters. The idea is that it reminds you of a movie poster.
Who/what inspires you?
To look, to listen and to watch. I believe that those three actions are completely inspiring, whatever you do. I read and look at movie art books. Listen to different styles of music. That works for me! Also, be attentive and sensitive. And try to keep everything in mind! It is always useful.
Recommend something, anything to our readers:
I recommend appreciating things – even those you consider ugly – and learn. Never stop learning. I’m not a big reader, but I like to read. I recommend Latin-American writers like García Márquez and Cortázar. Their stories provide us with beautiful images and scenarios.
Where else can we follow your work?
Check out my Tumblr account, in which usually put illustrations and works of other artists I like and feel inspired by: http://retinasocialclub.tumblr.com/
Also, my personal work is at: http://spagnolo.tumblr.com/
I’m an illustrator and my life is drawing. Just that! Hope you like my work, God bless you and thank you for your time!
Thanks for the great Buzz Lightyear piece, Franco!
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