Bill Robinson joins Brian Dunaway and Matthew Ducharme to talk about being a Vis Dev Artist, his work on Disney’s book based on Frozen, the Wonderground Gallery and more
About the work:
|Visual Development artist with 8+ years of industry experience. Passionate about creating unique characters and environments for books, film, television, and games. Able to adapt easily to a variety of styles. I’m confident working alone or as part of a larger team.
|Greetings Billiam, can you tell us a little bit about yourself ?
|I found your work through your Alice in Wonderland piece for WonderGround Gallery. Can you tell us about that?
|As long as we are drilling you. What the hell is a Vis Dev Artist? Shutup Joel, I’m asking for the listeners. What do you do all day Bill? I mean the parts that don’t require us all to sign an NDA and a call from Will Wright.
|Anna & Elsa Book. Is Sisterhood really the strongest magic?
|From the posts on your Tumblr page, you work in both traditional and digital media…
|Does your professional proccess for clients differ greatly from your personal process?
|As a follow up. Is there a particular style that a client requests that makes you cringe? I’m thinkin especially about game art design…like…hey…can you make it look more like Farmville.
|What are some of the challenges designers face when desiging for toys and physical objects vs. characters or environments for film and television?
|Quickfire: What’s your favorite traditional tool in your kit right now? (pencil/pen/paper)
|Quickfire: What’s your favorite digital tool? (technique/brush/software)
|What has been the most educational role you’ve had on a project? What pushed your boundaries?
|I noticed there’s a good amount of sketches on lined paper. Boring meetings?
|GOONIES, GHOSTBUSTERS, GREMLINS! What other childhood movies did you love? Any that didn’t start with “G”?
|Love the mugshots series. Are you much of a history buff?
|follow up: teaching video
|Which do you find more satisfying; taking one piece to finish, or performing a sketch-dump?
|Topic: Fight The Future!
|Disney animator Glen Keane draws in VR
|APPLE PENCIL VS. WACOM CINTIQ
|Dark Lords of War
|Kyle’s Brushes (Gumroad)