An amazing race, indeed! This colorful and completely original piece comes to us from Argentine illustrator and designer Juan Molinet (Rey Misterio). Based in Bueno Aires, Juan said he created this image “because [he] love[s] races, monsters, and of course toys!”. Enough said. We just love this very playful piece and if you want to see more, check out Juan’s Flickr page and follow him on Twitter.
We’re all a buzz over this great take on our favorite Space Ranger! Miami illustrator Francisco Perez (Pac23) has taken us to infinity and beyond with his version of Buzz Lightyear and we think it’s out of this world. Check out more of Francisco’s exciting work at his website and blog. There’s much to see from this very talented and versatile artist.
Our thanks to Juan and Francisco for contributing these fun pieces to our countdown. Check back again tomorrow for another double dose of PixArt as we feature two brand new pieces from our artist friends in Germany. And don’t forget to pick up your copy of TOY STORY 3 on DVD and Blu-ray on November 2!
Alien toss! Our celebration countdown continues with this adorable and playful piece from Illustrator and designer Jannie Ho. Jannie has worked on countless children’s books and publications. Her resume is impressive including such clients as Cranium, Highlights, Nickelodeon, and Time Magzine for Kids, just to name a few. Once you see her work (for those few who haven’t already) you’ll know why she’s in such demand. Check out the great images on her website Chicken Girl Design and her blog.
Our sincere thanks to Jannie for contributing this wonderful image to our celebration countdown. And don’t forget to pick up your copy of TOY STORY 3 when it comes to DVD and Blu-ray November 2! Check back tomorrow for more, all-new Toy Story art.
Imagination, nostalgia and innocence are just a few words that came to mind when we saw this piece from illustrator Jez Tuya. When asked about his inspiration for the image, Jez said “I guess the whole idea of dressing up for Halloween, as well as looking back to the the things I did in my childhood, like building cardboard box forts, armor, etc., is what sparked the idea.” We think he captured that pretty darn well.
Jez is a freelance illustrator based in Wellington, New Zealand, who illustrates children’s books and school journals for a range of publishers and clients. He’s been doing that for well over a year now. For more of his work, check out his great blog. While you’re there, take a look at the children’s book he recently illustrated, “The Very Important Godwit” (Random House). Great stuff!
We thank Jez for his time and talent on this piece. It makes us all the more excited for the release of TOY STORY 3 on DVD and Blu-ray November 2!
Looks like Jessie’s on the phone with Barbie again! Our countdown celebration continues with this unique vision of everybody’s favorite cowgirl by Jason Chalker, a Dallas, TX, based illustrator and designer. Jason specializes in pulp, pin-up and comic-book styles. In addition to his freelance work, he has a new webcomic, The Adventures of Major Maddox, that updates every Monday and Thursday.
Also check out his new Bride of Frankenstein pin-up print available at his online store. To see more of Jason’s great work, check out his website, Manly Art – the name says it all. You’ll find a whole host of great characters both original and familiar. There you will also find out that Jason worked as an animator on Richard Linklater’s A SCANNER DARKLY.
We thank Jason for contributing this sassy, sultry Jessie! And don’t forget to catch the original Jessie and the whole gang when TOY STORY 3 lands on DVD and Blu-ray on November 2!
Whether you know him as Podgy Panda or Richard Kuoch, you just gotta love his adorable characters and illustrations. We are pleased as a panda to present this great sketch featuring the stars of Toy Story 3. To see more of Richard’s art and to find out just what exactly makes a panda “podgy”, check out his website or follow him on Twitter and ask him yourself. He’s a pretty busy guy and that makes us all the more grateful for his contribution to our countdown celebration. Thanks Richard!
That’s another day down as we head towards the release of TOY STORY 3 on DVD and Blu-Ray November 2!
We’re kickin’ up our heels over this great portrait of Woody’s trusty pal, Bullseye. If you’re familiar with the work of Melanie Matthews (Bearprint), then you know she’s an expert at this type of well-crafted, beautifully designed illustration and character design. Melanie is an illustrator and designer based in Melbourne, Australia, working primarily within the realm of children’s publishing. She loves design and illustration from the 50’s and 60’s, Little Golden Books, and vintage cereal boxes! You can view more of Melanie’s charming work at her Flickr page. Prepare to be blown away by her adorable images and artistic versatility.
We are so grateful that Melanie took the time to contribute this wonderful piece to our countdown celebration. And don’t forget – TOY STORY 3 is coming to DVD and Blu-ray on November 2, which is only two weeks from now!
So many of us have personal and emotional ties with the Toy Story films. As the trilogy was released over a span of 15 years, we’ve all “grown up” with these films in one way or another. Today’s PixArt piece certainly celebrates the “new” generation of fans. This piece by illustrator Tracy Bishop was inspired by her son whose name just happens to be Andy! Tracy says her son owns the Toy Story toys and used this as inspiration for this very sweet image. To use her own words – “(My son) loves Toy Story. His very first movie that he saw in a theater was Toy Story 3. He’s the next Andy!”
Tracy, who currently resides in San Jose, CA, creates some very charming children’s illustrations and design work for the likes of Gymboree, Janie and Jack and more. You can see her creations at her great website. There you will find links to her blog, Flickr page, and Twitter account. We thank Tracy for contributing this very personal piece to our countdown celebration.
And don’t forget – Toy Story 3 will be released on DVD and Blu-ray Tuesday November 2. The countdown continues tomorrow with more brand-new art!
The gang’s all here! Aren’t they just adorable? Woody, Bo, Jessie and Buzz have never looked sweeter in this stylized take on the Toy Story characters from Samy C’s DeviantArt page. Check out her pages for more cute fan-art and character designs. Thanks to Samy C for allowing us to feature this colorful piece on our PixArt page!
Check back on Monday 10/18, as our countdown to Toy Story 3‘s release on DVD and Blu-ray Disc continues. Less than 3 weeks left until the big day, Novemeber 2, arrives!
We can practically hear the “awwwwwww” as we post this adorable image! PixArt is proud to present Peas In A Pod by the multi-talented Chris Alexander. Chris, who works as a web designer and freelance illustrator in England, creates cuteness like no other. You may better know his work under the YIPORI label.
Take a stroll through his website, Yipori, as well as his blog, and your day is guaranteed to be brighter! His irresistible character designs and illustrations are full of color, life and happiness. You can also find Yipori on Facebook and Twitter. Trust us – you’re going to want to keep up to date on Chris’ wonderful world of characters! PixArt is thrilled to have this image as part of our countdown celebration to the release of Toy Story 3 on DVD and Blu-ray Disc November 2, 2010.
Thanks so much, Chris!
Despite his deceptiveness, Lotso certainly had charm. We think Arnaldo Gonzalez’s piece captures that genteel side rather well, don’t you? Born in Puerto Rico, Arnaldo currently lives in Miami FL. He attended Miami International University of Art and Design where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Animation. Check out his website, Andy Toonz, to see his exceptional character designs, 3D modeling skills and sketches. We have nothing but high hopes for Arnaldo as he makes his way out into the professional world of animation!
We’d like to thank Arnaldo for his contribution to our ongoing celebration. Remember, Toy Story 3 is coming to DVD and Blu-ray disc November 2!
We are thrilled to feature this touching piece by Australian concept artist and illustrator Charles Santoso. Charles currently works at Animal Logic in Syndey and his most recent project has been work on the film LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, which is currently in theaters. For more about Charles and to see his awesome work, visit his blog, My Mini Tree House. And check out his cool digital art book, which is available on the App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch here – a steal at just $2.99.
We are so grateful that Charles was able to contribute to our countdown celebration of Toy Story 3 on DVD/Blu-ray Disc. We thank him for his time and talent.
A little music continues our celebration of Disney • Pixar’s Toy Story 3 release on DVD and Blu-ray Disc! This jazzy, colorful image was created by North Carolina artist Joey Ellis. Joey is a designer, illustrator, husband and father of two. We’re just crazy about his work. Check out his blog and you’ll see what we mean. Disney characters, superheroes, and plenty of humor fill up Joey’s blog, flickr pages, Twitter tweets, Facebook page and so on. Links are available at his blog site. And the next time you’re at Disney California Adventure (Anaheim, CA), look for Joey’s artwork featured on a World of Color throw blanket sold exclusively at the parks.
To launch the page, we have artist Jerrod Maruyama‘s mash-up of Buzz Lightyear and Tron.
Countdown: It is now over as Toy Story 3 is officially available on Blu-ray and DVD in North America!