Saturday, January 30, 2010
Displaying his love for bears and cute things, this illustration is by Senior Animator Nick Bruno. Inspired by Looney Tunes, the Muppets and Ren & Stimpey, Nick studied Illustration and Fine Arts at Umass Dartmouth, then continued on to receive his Masters at NYU in Computer Graphics and Animation. Starting his career in commercials, Nick soon landed a job with Blue Sky Studios animating on Ice Age: The Meltdown, the Oscar nominated short No Time for Nuts, Surviving Sid, Horton Hears a Who!, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs and currently on Rio. As well as an Professor of Animation at NYU and a Mentor for Animation Mentor, Nick, along with three of his fellow animators and the occasional special guest, is a co-creator of TreehouseStudios, an episodic puppet adventure that makes light of all that goes into making an animated feature film.
To see more of Nick's creations please visit his blog.