Jake Panian


Jake Panian is a visual development artist workign in the animation, film and gaming industries. His animated film credits include Rio, Rio 2, Epic, Ice Age 4, and the upcoming features Peanuts and Ice Age 5.

Panian has a blog and Instagram feed that feature some of his professional work but focus largely on his personal projects, sketches, demos and playful character experiments.

His digital painting technique emphasizes texture and dramatic modeling with light and shadow, giving his characters in particular a sculptural, dimensional feeling.

Panian is currently working with Blizzard Entertainment, and also an instructor for the online school, CG Master Academy.

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  1. The eighth picture from the top shows Keith Richard’s face after his doctor suggested to leave out the glass of bourbon at breakfast in the future, doesn’t it?

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