Thursday, May 15, 2008

Illustrator Research #7- Peter de Sève

Peter de Sève was born in Queens, New York in 1958. He began drawing as a child, inspired by the comic books he collected, as well as science fiction and fantasy illustration. At Parsons School of Design he was introduced to contemporary and nineteenth century American and European illustration, all of which continue to inform his style.

In his twenty-year career, de Sève has been published by nearly all major American magazines, including Time, Newsweek, Atlantic Monthly, Smithsonian, Premiere, and Entertainment Weekly. He also frequently contributes covers to The New Yorker. In 2002, he illustrated Mark Twain's A Murder, a Mystery and a Marriage, published for the first time by W.W.Norton.

De Sève has designed posters for Broadway shows, as well as characters for numerous animated feature films, produced by Disney, Dreamworks, Pixar, and Twentieth Century Fox. His credits include The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Prince of Egypt, Mulan, A Bug's Life, Tarzan, and Ice Age, for which he created all of the characters. His work is mainly composed of watercolors.
I really enjoy his style in his work as well as his coloring technique. It reminds me somewhat of Rockwell in the colors, but the style seems unique to De Sève.

His website is located here:

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