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Artist of the Day

Artists of the Day: Elena and Olivia Ceballos

Elena and Olivia Ceballos

Elena and Olivia Ceballos are 19-year-old twin sisters from Georgia who work as visual development artists at Big Ideas Entertainment on the Veggie Tales franchise. Their development as artists is as intertwined as the name they use online—Elioli—which is the first three letters of each of their names combined. The sisters work individually and together on projects; perhaps they have carried their collaborative habits into their professional work since they both are employed by the same company.

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The sisters are notably prolific, even considering their advantage of being two people. Their constant output gives the impression that they are dedicated to self-improvement and studying the techniques of their art form.

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You can see more work from Elena and Olivia on their Tumblr and EliOliArt.com, where you can travel back in time and see work such as the drawing below by then-16-year-old Olivia, already showing burgeoning skills beyond her years:

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  • Mohammad Shihab Uddin

    love their work!!!…lovely!!

  • Strong Enough

    19? I quit

  • Mapache

    Sherri and Terri finally made it here. Hooray.

  • Joespat

    what a lame comment. Its a cartoon like another.if anything the show will be better for them.

    • tredlow

      Sorry, but I have no idea what you’re trying to say.

      • Joespat

        Sorry tredlow, I typed too fast. I am simply saying that the whole point in hiring two talented artists like these two girls is to help in making a cartoon’s look improve. In the end, veggie tales will be become a much better looking cartoon for Eli and Oli’s efforts. Thats a good thing. After all, they get to work and we all want to see better looking cartoons. Though its true they could easily be working on any major animated motion picture,but in the smaller venue of direct to DVD or Television development they have a real chance at seriously influencing the look and feel of a show. A look that will actually end up on the screen rather than just in an art of book. So whether they work on Veggie Tales, Kung Fu Panda, or Tinkerbell its all the same end result. A cartoon. No one is too good for any given cartoon. Whats important is that the people who hire them use them to the best of their abilities to improve the look and feel of the show. As long as they are provided a venue to display their art beyond a cool web page, they are doing great things. We all should strive to work on any project that allows us to be fully creative. Just my two cents.

        • tredlow

          If Veggie Tales looked as amazing as the art shown in the article, then I’d have no complaints, but it doesn’t. Veggie Tales look terrible compared to them. Why? Because the studio doesn’t utilize their artists to their full potential.

          And, there ARE people who are too good for the cartoon they work on, because no matter how good an artist is, it means nothing if they have to dumb down their art to match the show’s visual style.

          So, when I said that their talent is above Veggie Tales, I meant their talent is not used to its full potential by the studio, because if they did, Veggie Tales would have looked better.

          • Tim Hodge

            I know this is months late, but I have to chime in here. Just to clarify, none of what Eli & Oli have worked on has hit the screen yet (as of June 2014). That is, their input has not yet been seen by an audience. They’ve only been working at the studio for 7 or 8 months now on a new project that will debut later this year.
            Also, VeggieTales was born before they were.

          • tredlow

            I know that VeggieTales existed before they worked there, but I didn’t know they only worked there recently. That makes sense, I guess.

  • Thank you so much for the feature!!! Really nice surprise. :)