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Artist of the Day

Artist of the Day: Tuna Bora

Tuna Bora

Istanbul-born, LA-based Tuna Bora works as a freelance visual development artist in Los Angeles, applying her skills to feature animation production, games, commercials and more. In a recent personal project, she co-produced an illustration book with Elsa Chang called Tendre Retrouvailles. A few examples of Tuna’s work from this book are above and below.

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On her blog, Tuna shares sketches including the animal gesture studies below. These were observed and drawn from the online Figure & Gesture Drawing website which is a useful tool for artists who want convenient drawing practice but don’t have live nude models or wild animals on-hand at that moment.

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Visit Tuna’s website and Tumblr for character designs, gouache studies and plenty more work.

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  • Matt

    I worked with her before on some commercials where she was the vis dev artist and I was an animator. Her stuff was always awesome and she is super nice as well. Glad to see she is getting some recognition.

  • Matt Jones

    Tuna’s the best! She did an incredible piece for my ‘Ronald Searle In America’ fundraiser auction which I won! http://ronaldsearleinamerica.blogspot.com/2013/07/tuna-bora.html

  • Chance

    the bear on a bike picture killed me. haha