Edwardian Taylor is one talented guy! One look at this fantastic tribute to Wall-E and Eve and it’s obvious where his passions lie. Coming from a background in both traditional illustration as well as animation (both 2D and 3D), he’s a bit of a jack of all trades. Take a look through his extensive portfolio to see the many sides of this versatile artist. We’re so thankful he took the time to contribute to PixArt. We hope you like his piece as much as we do. Take a closer look at it after the break! [Read more…]
PixArt: November Feature II – Eve
It is quite obvious that UK Artist Natalie Smith has a soft spot for the worlds and characters of Pixar and Disney. Take a look through her work and you’ll find tributes to Toy Story‘s Mr. Pricklepants, Monsters University (as featured in our Monsters Mash-Up Tribute earlier this year) and Mickey Mouse. She definitely brings a distinct style to her whimsical character designs and illustrations. Check them out for yourself at her website (currently under construction) and her dribbble account where you will see her passion extends to the worlds of superheroes as well. Continue reading to find out more about this talented artist in her own words!
The Pixar Perspective on Female Characters
Pixar may have a problem with a lack of female representation among its directors, but that’s not the case with many of its female characters. The concern over the disparity of active female characters in mainstream filmmaking has grown (rightly) louder over the last couple of years; though this has been a problem in big-budget films for a very long time, it’s become truly galling because it shows a perceived lack of progressivism in a culture that is often painted as being potentially too progressive. No doubt, there is a disturbing inequality in the number of male versus female directors, writers, and producers in Hollywood. Pixar may not be perfect, but to presume, as some have, that it is similarly failing in representing strong female characters in its films is wildly inaccurate.