He who knows how to appreciate colour relationships, the influence of one colour on another, their contrasts and dissonances, is promised an infinitely diverse imagery.
- Sonia Delaunay
Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
- Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
 

 

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Dan Santat

Posted by Charley Parker at 8:53 am

Dan Santat
Dan Santat is a California based illustrator and children’s book writer.

His clients include The Wall Street Journal, Esquire, The Village Voice, Harper Collins, Simon and Schuster and many others. Santat is also the creator of the Disney Channel animated series, The Replacements.

Santat’s style ranges from detailed to quite spare, but always seems to have a freshness and snap, in part because of his lively linework, rich colors and loose, painterly textures.

Santat used to paint in acrylics. He moved into a process of starting pieces in acrylic and developing the finish in Photoshop; and now does many of his illustrations directly in Photoshop.

Even when working digitally, Santat says he works from dark to light with opaque strokes of color, analogous to the way he paints in traditional media.

Santat’s site includes a blog, portfolio and a list of books he has authored or contributed to.

There is an interview with him on Diskursdisko.

[Via LCSV4]

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  1. Comment by Jaime Temairik
    Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 6:12 pm

    Dan is AMAZING!

  2. Comment by Jeanie W
    Tuesday, September 22, 2009 @ 6:18 pm

    I love Dan’s work. The color in these two pics is fabulous!

  3. Comment by karyn
    Wednesday, September 23, 2009 @ 4:18 pm

    Love the work. And as an illustrator who has migrated over to Photoshop from the real world of paint and pen, I really enjoy seeing the creations others make using the same tool.

  4. Comment by Victoria Blount
    Friday, September 25, 2009 @ 3:55 am

    I love these designs they are bright, and inviting. I would love to see a tutorial of how he creates his artwork.

  5. Comment by Sam Logan
    Saturday, September 26, 2009 @ 5:42 pm

    His artwork is amazing, I love the colours and his style in general.

  6. Comment by CL
    Monday, October 5, 2009 @ 2:52 am

    Love the work. And as an illustrator who has migrated over to Photoshop from the real world of paint and pen, I really enjoy seeing the creations others make using the same tool.

  7. Comment by HO
    Monday, October 5, 2009 @ 12:34 pm

    I love Dan’s work. The color in these two pics is fabulous!

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