Warm, atmospheric interior portraits in oil by the genius, Skip Liepke.
Can You See How:
Liepke “sculpts” his figures with simple, confident and DECISIVE brush strokes that denote planar changes?
the apparent realism of his paintings is actually very stylized?
the light plays a key role in the surprising-yet-simple compositions?
…and can you see the many, varied hues present - especially in the large, tonal planes like the walls and the “white” table cloth.? (This patient, thoughtful variation creates a surprising, engaging, surface activity that drenches the painting in humanity.)
Most current digital art has lost this kind of life and activity. …but it’s not impossible to bring it back.
Stories from his teenage artistic development and his art education.
His passion for life drawing and how it served as his key to working in the animation industry.
The early days at Warner Bros. Animation. …and how he managed to make the eventual jump from animation to live action.
The differences between storyboarding for animation and for live action.
How his career survived and thrived after moving out of LA.
Ryan Woodward makes his living working as a story board artist on some of the coolest movies of our time (including Whedon’s Avengers and a couple of Spider-man films) while producing personal projects like his tear-jerking animated short Thought Of You which express and indulge his creative passions and inspire people all over the world.
Most recently, his visionary effort Bottom Of The Ninth gave the field of digital comics a big kick in the pants. Furthermore, Ryan loves his wife and kids and he is highly respected among his peers and fans.