April 17, 2014

PixArt: December Feature II – Carl Claus

What’s not to love about this fantastic Holiday-themed Up illustration from artist Keith Frawley? This super talented New York-based artist has a real passion for character-based storytelling. Take a look at his website – it’s packed with terrific character designs and illustrations for a wide variety of clients across several industries. After the break, take a closer look at his great artwork and read more about him in his own words!

PixArt by Keith Frawley



Website/Blog/Portfolio:
www.happyidiot.co
http://dribbble.com/happy_idiot

I currently live in:
West Sayville, New York

I consider my hometown to be…
New York

My Favorite Pixar Movie is …
Up is my favorite Pixar movie and also ranks in my top 5 favorites of all-time.

My Favorite Pixar character is…
Dug. I could listen to him all day.

Tell us about your piece:
The character transformation Carl under goes is very much like that of Ebenezer Scrooge. Instead of a visit from the Three Ghosts of Christmas, Carl goes on an adventure with an overly helpful 8 year old boy, a talking dog and a near-extinct mother bird. By the end of the story, Carl’s zest for life has returned and that is just what I’ve tried to capture in my illustration.

Who/What inspires you?
The wild imagination of children, my family, Charles Schultz, George Herriman, music, challenges and daydreams.

Recommend something, anything to our readers:
Make your own luck. Do at least one thing everyday towards realizing your goals.

Shameless self-­‐promotion:
There is nothing more satisfying in illustration than bringing characters to life and watching them flourish (figuratively speaking of course). I am available to create illustrations & designs for children’s media, educational products, mobile apps or whatever your project may entail. I’ve worked with agencies, publishers, and clients from across the spectrum of industry.

Visit my site to contact me or follow me on Twitter.

Our thanks to Keith for this wonderful contribution. If you’d like to be considered for a PixArt Feature Artist spot, Contact Us and include a link to your portfolio.

View all the previous PixArt pieces we have featured here.

Happy Holidays from all of us here at PixArt and The Pixar Times.

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.

  • Barbara

    love this drawing! Keith has really nailed it. Great movie portrayed by a talented artist.

    • Keith Frawley

      Thanks Barbara!

  • Nicole

    I love this piece. Keith is an incredible artist and cartoonist. I look forward to seeing a lot more from him!

  • http://twitter.com/rogie rogie

    Keith really outdid himself with this piece. Amazingly detailed, very clever and what seems to be a totally new texturing and shading style for him. Love this.