There’s no other way to say it – Owen Davey‘s work is impressive. Take one look at the UK artist’s portfolio and you’ll understand. His vast body of work is a beautiful combination of design and illustration. His color schemes are interesting but not distracting. His style is distinct and appealing. His list of clients is amazing and includes Microsoft, Virgin, The Guardian, Wired and The New York Times to name a few. He’s the winner of the 2013 YCN Professional Award. He has published two fantastic books – Foxly’s Feast and Knight Night. His third, Laika: Astronaut Dog, is currently available for pre-order. It will be released here in the U.S. on October 8, 2013. Like I said, impressive. We were so thrilled that Owen took some time out of his busy schedule to bring us this gorgeous tribute to Brave. Makes me wish we had an entire Brave storybook in his wonderful style. Read on for more about Owen in his own words after the break!
Name: Owen Davey
I currently live in… Leicester UK
I consider my hometown to be… Brighton
My favorite Pixar movie is… Horifically hard question, but probably The Incredibles, just beating WALL-E, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Brave and Up.
My favorite Pixar character is… M-O (from WALL-E)
Tell us about your piece:
Brave is a strangely underrated Pixar film. The story is awesome. The characters are great. The visuals are absolutely stunning. The atmosphere in Brave is vastly more sophisticated than in other Pixar films because the action-film side to it demands it. So I thought I’d do an homage to that atmospheric quality the film possesses. The actual scene I depict doesn’t really exist in the film. It’s more an essence of the King Fergus & Mor’du rivalry.
Who/What inspires you?
Life. Other illustrators. Nature. Film. Music. You know, the big things.
Recommend something, anything, to our readers:
Charley Harper – Amazing illustrator from the past. A true master.
The Everywhere Project is awesome.
I have a bunch of stuff for sale in my shop, including zines, notebooks, prints, cards, etc. I also have a new picture book coming out very soon. It’s available to pre-order now from Amazon and on Amazon UK. Please pre-order it. It will make my publishers love me.
Our thanks to Owen for his contribution! If you’d like to be considered for a PixArt feature here send us a link to your portfolio for consideration. Contact Us today!
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