Jason Seiler the great [CG]

Self Portrait

Computer generated art might be least-favored, or sometimes trivially-appreciated in our community as opposed to conventional physical art. However, it’s a stand-alone new form of art that is appreciated by mainstream techno-freaks enthusiast around the world.

We can’t – partially that is –  consider computer generated art as art at all, because to us a piece of art must be physically felt, and must spend sometime between the hands of the artist. And who’s kidding who, on a computer you can change a color with a push of a button, while one stroke out of the artistic-context on a canvas requires some real effort to rectify.

But by all means, we appreciate the ideas embedded in computer generated art, since it mostly targets mainstream audience and big corporations – who represent a future employer to some artists- which means better computer games, cartoon shows, films, printed media  and all the things we  like.

Nonetheless, without a prober real artistic background, no one can put a stylus on a tablet. So there is actually a real artist behind that screen.

[ the above is a pointless introduction, read from here about the artist] 

Jason Seiler is one of those computer generated artists who took an oath to represent celebrities in the most outstanding artistic way possible. Not only does this big brain acquired the talent, but he’s also a funny soul that knows the valleys of wit and the mountains of cold satire.

Seiler began his professional career in a rather unorthodox way. After getting in trouble for drawing parodies of his history teacher in high school, Jason’s quick-thinking principle hired him to draw caricatures of different faculty members. A professional artist was born. Jason went on to study fine art illustration at the American Academy of Art in Chicago for two years before beginning his professional work in earnest. Jason’s humorous illustrations have been featured as covers and interior pieces for TIME, Business Week, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, MAD magazine, GOLF magazine, KING magazine, Revolver, Guitar Player, The Village Voice, Penguin Group, Disney, The New York Observer, D Magazine, The Bloomberg Market, New Line Cinema, Universal Pictures, Aardman Animation, and Sony Image, among others. Jason also worked as a character designer on Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland, helping to create such characters as the Red Queen, the Tweedles, the Bandersnatch and more.

To start my diner painting “3324 North California”, I created several thumbnail sketches.  Doing thumbnails is a simple and quick way for me to find an interesting composition and explore character shape and proportion.

Often times I prefer sketching on a toned background rather than a white background. This helps me to lay down my line work, and quickly establish lights and darks giving my sketch depth and a life of it’s own in only a short amount of time. A strong drawing and composition must come first.

I love to draw, and I feel it is the foundation for the art that I create.

What a handsome man the guy above this sentence.

his Client-List includes
Rollingstone, New York Times, MAD Magazine, TIME, The UTNE Reader, The New York Observer, The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, The Village Voice, GOLF Magazine, KING Magazine, Penguin Group, Dallas Ceo, Las Vegas Weekly, Miami New Times, Revolver, Guitar Player, Cracked Magazine, The Wittenburg Door, Kansas City Pitch, Cleveland Scene, Kraft Foods, Sony Image Works, Disney, D-Magazine, Minnesota Monthly, Chicago Magazine, Bloomberg Market, Reform Judaism, Dallas Observer, Wine & Spirits, Business Week, Muscle Magazine,Aardman Animation, Nathanlove Animation, Universal Pictures, Anheuser Busch, New Line Cinema


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