Various elements of my art include curls and curves contrasting with straight lines, cartoon-like figures, and vibrant colours. I like to manipulate my use of colours in a polychromatic style. Sometimes I try to replicate realism. Other times I take realism and twist it in a chaotic way, so it also produces something beautiful
Bragging about the amazing artists in Calgary's animation community. Studio spotlights, behind-the-scenes clips, and other news from our membership.
Animation Lockdown winners compete for The 48 Film Festival's inaugural prize
Quickdraw artists selected for HBOMax and WarnerMedia Access' new animated shorts program cohort
We aren't saying that the AV Club's animation is the sole reason this new crossing is being built, but we aren't not saying that, either
QAS members in print and on screen around the world
Seeing so many talented local artists get the chance to be part of something so joyful, and that'll be seen on such a large scale, is a real treat
There's plenty of activity from Quickdraw's community to announce this week, so here are some of the highlights
Cholo is an independent Calgary-based artist, working primarily in digital illustration. Born in the Philippines and raised in Canada, they are a self-taught visual artist who’s worked in various mediums including digital illustration, graphic design, painting, printmaking, and very recently, animation.
A kinetic film scratcher, visual music maker, animated traveler of time and space, light sensitive, looper of loops and collector of motion picture projection bulbs to bring total enlightenment.
Nina Patafi is a 4th year AUArts student whose focus is illustration and animation. Her current project is a stop-motion animation using cut-outs and pieces of garbage to simulate a garbage-filled world.
An award-winning Canadian singer, producer, video director and songwriter, Troy Kokol is also a talented animator.
A look at the illustrations and animation of Ana Piñero.
MLE is a cartoonist and art instructor with an ambition for comic writing.
Samantha Lucy (@sadnesscoach) is an illustrator, animator and graphic designer based in Calgary, AB.
Greg Doble is a Montreal-based animator and illustrator who specializes in 2D animation. His work is easily recognizable by its playful absurdity and whimsical nature.
A fun, creative person who loves to draw and create fun and entertaining scenarios to make people laugh, they enrolled in VCAD and began studying 3D modelling to help with that mission.
Axis-Z Media Arts (AZMA) is a Calgary-based artistic collective interested in creating genre-blurring digital art experiences that step outside the confines of the rectangular screen and into the real world.
Kayla Twaddle is an upcoming graduate of the Alberta University of the Arts majoring in Character Design. She has a passion for all things silly and cute, and brings a child-like playfulness to her work using colour and style.
DAY BY DAY, a new short animation from Julia Kansas, a multidisciplinary artist who creates work that explores narratives surrounding boredom, vice and identity. DAY BY DAY is Julia’s first claymation film.
Abbey Bennett is an artist and animator from Calgary, Alberta. Recently laid off from her job, she’s been looking for ways to nurture her creativity in isolation.
Thomas van Kampen is a professional 2D animator whose credentials include Care Bears: Unlock the Magic, the crowdfunded feature film Dawgtown and the StoryHive-funded short Gerry Mouse.