Combine comics, monsters, and pop culture and you arrive at the fantastic art of Chris Raimo. This talented east coast based illustrator has a distinct style and a wicked sense of humor. I was immediately drawn to Chris’ ability to adapt existing properties to his whimsical drawing style. Check out his website for really fun takes on everything from Mickey Mouse to wrestling zombies! While you’re there, check out his other Pixar-themed illustrations and mash-ups. Chris is currently a designer at NECA/Wizkids and also does freelance and commission. Read on for more about Chris in his own words!
Artist Name: Chris Raimo
I currently live in: New Jersey
I consider my hometown to be: Hazlet, NJ
My favorite Pixar movie is:
Tough one! I would have to go with the Toy Story Trilogy, though.
My Favorite Pixar character is:
Another tough one, but Woody and Buzz are my top two.
Tell us about your piece:
I had done a vintage movie poster previously for Woody’s Roundup and that inspired me to do a 70s Sci-Fi movie poster for Buzz! My illustrative work is drawn and inked first by hand and colored digitally.
Who/What inspires you?
Comic, Movies, and Cartoons have always been a source for inspiration for my work. I enjoy studying and finding random things that will inspire new creativity.
Recommend something, anything to our readers:
Draw everyday, whether it’s a quick sketch or a full-on masterpiece. I recommend finding/looking for things that will motivate or inspire you to create.
Prints are available for most of my work at chrisraimoart.com! Also LIKE my fan page over at Facebook and be on the lookout for my sketch cards in the upcoming Star Wars Galactic Files Series 2 by Topps!
Our thanks to Chris for his contribution. If you’d like to be considered for a PixArt Feature at The Pixar Times, send us a link to your portfolio. Contact Us today!
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