Sometimes, all you have to do is ask. When I stumbled upon the work of artist Michael Hirshon, I was immediately impressed with his visual language. He might not be the first person you think of when it comes to Pixar fan art, but I just had to ask him to contribute. We are so grateful he said yes! It’s easy to be drawn into his gorgeous compositions. While the subject matter varies wildly, his sense of color, beautiful line work and strong sense of atmosphere are staples in his impressive body of work for a variety of clients such as the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. We are constantly on the look-out for artists who bring a fresh perspective to PixArt and Michael certainly does that. Make sure to check out his website and blog for more of his great work. After the break, learn more about Michael’s inspirations and more.
Name: Michael Hirshon
I currently live in… Amsterdam
I consider my hometown to be… I’m a nomad
My Favorite Pixar Movie is… Toy Story
My favorite Pixar character is… Dug [from Up]
Tell us about your piece…
I wanted to showcase, what I consider to be, the best part of Toy Story 3 – the supporting cast. Woody and Buzz are alright, I guess, but these guys always had me laughing the most.
Who/What Inspires you?
I am inspired by my experience and observations – which is why this was a departure from my usual work. Definitely a fun challenge.
Recommend something to our readers:
I’ve been reading Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami – it’s really good so far. So, I suppose I’ll recommend that.
Please visit my website.