Ilya Donets

LOCATION: Moscow, Russia
PRIMARY MEDIA: Colored pencils, digital [Photoshop]
EDUCATION: State University of Technology and Design, Saint Petersburg [Jewelry art, 2005]
MAJOR PROJECTS:
Notes and Sketches Concerning Second Trip along Blue Sun Island book [2010]
Biga and Kasa book [2011]
Sound of Mushrooms book and video game [current project]
WHAT IS THE MOST VALUABLE PIECE OF ARTISTIC ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED, AND FROM WHO?
It was: “Maybe you should add some eyelashes or something like that.” It was long ago when I was in art school. I’d been working on one of my first personal pieces. The topic was “imaginary still-life.” I intended to depict the close-up of a human eye with the skull of a horse mirrored in it. Alas, I had not enough skills at that time for such a complicated idea, so it turned out that my piece without verbal instructions looked completely abstract. That time I ignored the advice given to me by my art teacher, Alexandr Simuni, but I later realized that it was the right solution. I always recall that case now when confronting the problem of illegibility in my artwork.
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Chris McDonnell

Chris McDonnell

Chris McDonnell’s recent animation productions include segments for Tour de Pharmacy (HBO), Lady Dynamite (Netflix), Comedy Bang Bang (IFC), Kroll Show (Comedy Central), Mike Tyson Mysteries (Adult Swim). Chris’s books include Steven Universe: Art & Origins and Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo, Sasquatch’s Big Hairy Drawing Book, and Unfiltered: The Complete Ralph Bakshi. He works from his studio McD Workshop and teaches animation at The University of the Arts and Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia.

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