PixArt: March 2012 Feature – Anyone Can Cook

If you’re a fan of pop culture, you really need to check out the work of Ian Glaubinger. His online gallery is chock-full of great images celebrating everything from Star Wars and superheroes to Ferris Bueller and The Big Lebowski. Don’t miss his John Candyland and a great line of cereal boxes – available on his Etsy shop! Read on for more about the artist in his own words.


Name:
Ian Glaubinger

Website/Blog/Portfolio:
www.hasUnow.com

I currently live in…
New Jersey

I consider my hometown to be…
Brooklyn, NY

My Favorite Pixar Movie is…
I’ve always loved Ratatouille. Something about it reminded me of the old school Disney movies. The story, stylized characters, how the setting was its own character, the voice acting, the music. I love how Linguini was average build, Skinner was soooo short and Ego was soooo tall and skinny but none of them seemed out of place and could all exist in the same world. But depending and what day of the week you catch me, it may change to The Incredibles, Monsters Inc., A Bug’s Life

My Favorite Pixar character is…
Rex from Toy Story

Tell us about your piece:
I tried to create a piece combining my style with the look and feel of the end credits of Ratatouille (End Creditouilles). It has that rough look of early sketches and production art. I have also been on a ‘limited color palette’ kick recently. I feel it really challenges me as an artist to make everything ‘work’ stylistically even though it may not be the correct colors.

Who/What inspires you?
As cheesy as it may sound, Pixar inspires me. It is where i hope to end up one day as an illustrator. I have bought a couple of the “Art of Books” for some of my favorite Pixar movies. Also, there are couple specific artists that inspire me daily. They are Kevin Dart (www.kevindart.com), Derek Yaniger (www.derekart.com), Matt Kaufenberg (www.illustrationaday.com), and Christopher Lee (www.thebeastisback.com) and if you aren’t familar with these guys then you are really missing out.

Also wanted to give a shout out to my favorite art buddies, Dave “Montygog” Perillo (www.montygog.blogspot.com), Tom “Strongstuff” Whalen (www.strongstufftom.blogspot.com) and Scott “Naked” Derby (www.scottderby.blogspot.com).

Recommend something, anything to our readers:
As a illustrator / graphic designer I often find myself looking for inspiration and resources online and i often find myself at www.vectips.com, www.smashingmagazine.com, www.losttype.com, vector.tutsplus.com, www.cartoonbrew.com, www.gicleetoday.com and I’m sure there are others but I can’t think of them at the moment.

Shameless self–promotion:
Don’t forget to checkout my website (www.hasunow.com) and my online print shop (www.etsy.com/shop/hasUnow).

Our thanks to Ian for this great piece. If you’d like to be a featured artist here on the Pixar Times, Contact Us with a link to your portfolio.

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