Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Eric Tiemens will draw in the sketchbook !

Ladies and gentlemen, I am happy to introduce you to the great artist Eric Tiemens !
In 1987 He started studies at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Ca. awarded full scholarship. Studied with Richard Bunkel, Vernon Wilson and Burne Hogarth. Selected in a nationwide search by Disney to intern in the new MGM animation studios, Florida. Studied layout design and background painting. In 1990, graduated with Distinction from ACCD in Illustration. In the same year won first prize, to paint the official portrait of Mary Pickford for the Autry Western Heritage Museum, Los Angeles, CA. Now in the permanent collection.

Also started in the movie industry as a concept artist, working with director Renny Harlin 'Cliffhanger' that year. From that path went on to work on many films, themepark designs, television shows while painting traditional landscapes and figurative works. Studied art in Europe in 1997, sketching and painting in Belgium, Netherlands, France, and Italy. Worked as a Senior Art Director at Industrial Light and Magic and as a Concept Design Supervisor on Star Wars Episode Two & Three. Extensive shot design and color/lighting direction would best describe my focus. He is now working at Lucasfilm Animation Ltd. in the new features division.

Awards include Honorary Emmy for matte painting on 'Young Indiana Jones' series, Emmy nomination for designing the opening of Star Trek's 'Voyager' TV series, and part of the Oscar winning effects team on both 'Jurassic Park', and 'Forest Gump', working as a concept artist. Also featured in the 'Art of Star Wars' special edition book, the Art of 'Star Trek' book, and most recently ' Art of Star Wars - Attack of the Clones' & ROTS books.

Lecture series given at 'ILM', Early photography & 19th Century painting and its potential influence on computer imagery

Major painting heroes are Sargent, Zorn, Degas, Bonnington, Fortuny, and Brangwyn, Hodler, Bocklin, Homer, and Boldini. For photography, Frank Eugene, Alvin Langdon Coburn, early Steichen, and Alfred Stieglitz among others.
You also can visit his marvellous blog.
Thank you so much to be part of this challenge Mr Tiemens !