Artist of the Day: Paul Abadilla

Paul Abadilla

Paul Abadilla is an artist who lives in the Bay Area and works at Pixar. Above is a personal drawing that he made as part of a monthly drawing challenge initiated by a coworker. Paul has made it available as a print for purchase.

Paul Abadilla

Paul has only one example of his knack for grotesque cartooning posted on his blog, but she is majestic.

Paul Abadilla

Paul Abadilla

Paul’s blog also features some of his development work from Brave. A few selections are above and below. Above are scenes set in snow from an earlier version of the film.

Paul Abadilla

Finally, Paul also shares some plein air pieces that he worked on during a class with veteran Pixar artist and instructor Bill Cone. Here is his first attempt to see water simply as shapes, pattern and color, and to capture that in pastels:

Paul Abadilla