It seems many of our artists find great inspiration in Pete Docter‘s UP. And that’s ok by us. This latest tribute to Carl and Ellie comes from artist Mark Lester Jarmin. Mark turns out some slick cartoon mascots and character designs. His website is packed full of clever creations and appealing graphics. This is one busy guy. Make sure to check out his blog and follow him on twitter so you can keep up with this very prolific illustrator. Our thanks to Mark for taking time out of his busy schedule to bring us this fun piece. We love seeing how many of you are inspired by this fantastic film. We’re sure it’s not the last you’ll see of Carl and Ellie on the PixArt pages.
Mark Lester Jarmin
I currently live in…
Bacolod City, Philippines.
I consider my hometown to be…
The City of Smiles.
My Favorite Pixar Movie is…
I love all of Pixar’s movie but the only one that shed some manly tears of mine is UP.
My Favorite Pixar character is…
Definitely Ellie. She is funny, full of life, love and spirit.
Tell us about your piece:
How I wish there would be more story behind Carl and Ellie’s adventure so I am inspired to make a scene that shows the idea of how Carl’s flying house started.
Who/What inspires you?
I think my fellow illustrators whom I look up to. Their unique style and signature illustrations make me want to do more and discover myself to be better. Basically, anything creative that makes me curious and appreciate the dedication and true love of a person in his work. And, of course, my family which motivates me to work even harder.
Recommend something, anything to our readers:
For freelance illustrators and those new in this field, I highly recommend How To Draw Stupid by Kyle Baker. It’s really an essential, straight-to-the-point book that I can relate much to growing up as an illustrator. As a big fan, I also recommend all of the How To Draw Books from Christ Hart. Also, TutsPlus is the best website I can recommend for illustrations and design tutorials and resources.
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