Anything painted directly, on the spot, always has a strength, a power, a lively touch that is lost in the studio. Your first impression is the right one. Stick to it and refuse to budge.
- Eugene Boudin
Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see.
- Henri Rousseau


Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Michel Gagné

Posted by Charley Parker at 11:07 am

Michel Gagne
Michel Gagne has been a concept artist for films like “The Iron Giant” and the “Star Wars: Clone Wars” animated series. He has also illustrated children’s books, written and drawn comics, done artwork in various mediums including sculpture, designed toys and created animated shorts in Flash. Best of all, though, he draws wonderfully twisted creatures.

The site has a large gallery selection (even if the images themselves are somewhat small) that gives a good cross-section of his work. Click through the rest of the site, there’s lots of stuff that’s not immediately available in the main navigation.

For example, there is a full (if small) reproduction of Inner Sanctum, his beautiful 17 page story for the Flight 2 anthology.

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  1. Comment by artdroid
    Thursday, September 1, 2005 @ 1:16 pm

    This guy is great! What an imagination! I love his “Odd Numbers” kids book.

  2. Comment by enam
    Saturday, November 26, 2005 @ 12:54 pm

    Now, Michael, I have been aware of your work about over a year ago,and upon first sighting of your style of drawing it resonates with me (I admire many, to say the least, illustrators and artists), and I finally got a chance to see one of your earlier animation projects. That along with “Iron Giant” (which, I feel is a movie that has been ‘slept on’) is the type of animated movie(a.m.) that was/is going in the right direction, esp. for the genre I love, science fiction, no musicals, for starters. I am wondering if, ultimately, you will attempt to create a feature animation? I, myself, am quite busy working on my manuscript and drawing concepts for MY own ideas. Perhaps, when I am, at last, ready, I will have the opportunity to meet with you and speak on the subject of animation. For, I am quite disappointed in what is not being produced here in America. Keep up your great work!

  3. Comment by Charley Parker
    Monday, November 28, 2005 @ 12:55 am

    enam, you may want to address your comments to Michael directly by using the email address on his Contact page.

  4. Pingback by lines and colors :: a blog about drawing, painting, illustration, comics, webcomics, cartoons, concept art and other visual arts » Michael Gagné (update)
    Monday, November 28, 2005 @ 12:58 am

    [...] I wrote about Michael Gagné’s wonderful illustrations and comics back in August, but his galleries have recently been revised and are always worth another look. They are now arranged more logically and new work has been added. [...]

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