Speedy sketchbook Disney and Sony vis-dev artist Armand Serrano shares select pieces of personal art that he whipped up in his spare time
Disney and Sony vis-dev artist Armand Serrano shares select pieces of personal art that he whipped up in his spare time.
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With over two decades of working in the animation industry under his belt, artist Armand Serrano has certainly been keeping busy. But outside of projects for Walt Disney Studios, Sony Pictures Animation and Hanna-Barbera Studios, he’s also been creating his own work.
It’s these non-commercial pieces which are the focus of Vignettes, a book that Armand has dreamt of releasing for years. As the title suggests, the art in this book is mainly completed in short amounts of time (mostly 15 to 30 minutes), but this doesn’t mean the illustrations are compromised or less evocative.
Fantastical creatures and historical art sit alongside everyday scenes of a sunrise crawling up the wall of a house in what for the most part is a collection of digital pieces. Towards the end of the book there are some traditional ink pieces and it would have been nice to see more of these, especially as they’re better presented.
Indeed, page design is the main downfall with Vignettes. It feels as if the book was put together as quickly as the artwork. It’s a shame because a few more illustration break-downs and a considered layout are what these pieces from Armand deserve.
Armand wants the viewer to decide whether this is either a giant robot and a human engineer, or a regular robot and very small person.