April 24, 2014

PixArt: December Feature I – “Holiday Mode”

This ‘Incredibile’ holiday treat comes to us from New York artist Stephanie Buscema. This talented illustrator has worked on several children’s books and has a seriously impressive client list including Penguin, Disney and Marvel. She’ll also have a few pieces in the new Good Vs. Evil show at the WonderGround Gallery in the Downtown Disney district (Anaheim, CA).  She’ll be appearing at the gallery for the opening of this new exhibit on December 15, 2012 from 1-3 PM. Check out more of her fantastic artwork at her website and read on for more about Stephanie in her own words.

Name:
Stephanie Buscema

Website:
http://www.stephaniebuscema.com

Blog: 
http://stephaniebuscema.blogspot.com

I currently live in…
New York

I consider my hometown to be…
New York

My Favorite Pixar Movie is…
It’s so tough to choose just one! But I’d have to go with The Incredibles and Ratatouille.

My Favorite Pixar character is
Edna Mode and Jessie.

Tell us about your piece:
I really wanted to make a fun little painting for the holidays featuring one of my favorite Pixar ladies. I feel like the holidays at Edna’s house would be super stylish, so I went with that idea!

Who/What inspires you?
I get inspiration from so many places-music, nature, art. Artists like Mary Blair, Richard Scarry, Eyvind Earle, Jim Flora, and Alice and Martin Provensen really inspired me to do what I do. I’m constantly finding motivation and inspiration in mid-century design and art, cartoons, monster movies, vintage picture books, antiques and 1950′s kitsch.

Recommend something, anything to our readers:
Always stop at used bookstores and antique shops, you never know what kind of treasure you’ll find there!

Our thanks to Stephanie for this great contribution. If you’d like to be considered for a PixArt Feature, Contact Us and please send 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.