Sending Happy Birthday Wishes to Illustrator/Animation Designer Craig Elliott today on his Birthday, July 13

Happy Tuesday! Just wanted to send out Happy Birthday Wishes to my friend, Illustrator Craig Elliott! His Birthday is today, July 13th! I'm guessing you most likely know that Craig is an "illustrator, visual development artist and layout artist who works in the animation industry"-wikipedia.

"He received his education at the famed Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and studied under artists such as Harry Carmean and Burne Hogarth. Craig’s carefully crafted and arresting images of nature and the human form have captivated audiences with their visual and intellectual celebration of the beauty in this world and beyond. In addition to his fine art work, Craig has had a hand in designing many of today’s most popular animated films from studios such as Disney and Dreamworks. A multi-faceted artist, he is also an accomplished landscape architect, sculptor and most recently, jewelry designer. Especially known for his exceptional ability with the human figure and creative composition, Craig’s work has evolved into a unique vision informing and influencing fine art, print, animation, and commercial worlds."

"After attending Art Center, he began illustrating for various clients and started working full time in the animation industry. He has worked primarily for Disney and Dreamworks, designing their animated films such as Hercules, Mulan, The Emperor's New Groove, Treasure Planet, Shark Tale, Flushed Away, Bee Movie, and Enchanted, Monsters vs. Aliens, and The Princess and the Frog as well as other upcoming features. Craig has also done fully painted comic book and cover artwork for Dark Horse Comics, World of Warcraft Trading cards, editorial illustration for Realms of Fantasy magazine, and more. His work can currently be seen in the books "Treasure Planet a Voyage of Discovery", "The Art of The Princess and the Frog", "Spectrum: the Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art"

I love Craigs work, it is astonishingly great!! Check out his website here, I'm sure you will too!!

Happy Birthday Craig!

art © Craig Elliott

photo © Greg Preston

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