Utomaru (Yuko Motoki)

LOCATION: Tokyo, Japan
PRIMARY MEDIA: Digital [Photoshop]
EDUCATION:
Tama Art University [graphic design, 2005-2009]
MAJOR PROJECTS:
Poster art for Kanazawa Film Festival 2013 and 2014
A series of illustrations for the album cover and the music videos of the Japanese two-piece band ORESAMA
Art for voice actor Sumire Uesaka’s live video Yami-Yami Young Paradise in Tokyo [illustration]
WHAT IS THE MOST VALUABLE PIECE OF ARTISTIC ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED, AND FROM WHO?
“Takashi Akiyama (one of the greatest illustrators and my professor at the university) taught me the importance of the signature. He didn’t worry much about the art techniques of his students, but he thought they were not good at selling their work. He also told me other valuable lessons on colors, shapes, and all about art, and all of them are still very important for me. However the lesson about importance of the signature is the unforgettable one.”
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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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