July 23, 2014

PixArt: November 2012 Feature – Abstract Buzz and Woody

It’s amazing how iconic Pixar characters have become in such a relatively short amount of time. I was reminded of this when I first saw today’s PixArt piece. Even with just basic shapes and large swatches of bright colors, one can still quickly recognize Buzz and Woody. These wonderfully abstract portraits come to us from artist Pintachan. Based in Spain, this whimsical and prolific freelance illustrator has churned out some really fantastic images and designs for magazines, t-shirts and more. Make sure to visit his website for samples of his professional work. Read on for more about the artist in his own words!



Name: Pintachan

Website: www.pintachan.com

I currently lie in: Asturias, Spain.

I consider my hometown to be: Planet Earth.

My favorite Pixar movie is: I love them all, but particularly Monsters, Inc. and Toy Story 3.

My favorite Pixar character is: Wall-E, Dory and [Toy Story 3's] Cymbal Monkey.

Who/what inspires you? Music (Doo-Wop, J-Pop, 60′s music), movies (SciFi and B series, Nouvelle Vague), artists (Mary Blair, Ed Emberley, Amanda Visell) and especially seriously surrealistic and funny facts of people and life around.

Recommend something, anything to our readers: If you love Pixar’s movies, you’ll enjoy Studio Ghibli’s ones.

Shameless Self-Promotion: Hey Mr. Lasseter, you can count me in to set up and test that Pixar amusement park.

Our sincere thanks to Pintachan for contributing to PixArt. We appreciate the time and effort! If you’d like to be considered for one of our PixArt Features, Contact Us and include a link to your portfolio.

View all the previous PixArt pieces we have featured here.

About Jerrod Maruyama

Jerrod Maruyama is a freelance illustrator currently residing in Sacramento, CA. His passions include character design, animated films, Disneyland and all things cute. For more about Jerrod, visit his website here.