Thursday, February 18, 2010
This whimsical piece by Melanie Martini captures the meaning of "long distance" pen pals. Melanie grew up drawing, and started as an illustration major at FIT before graduating with a BFA from the Art + Design school at SUNY Purchase College. She got her start in animation working as an inker and background painter on commercials and TV Funhouse at Tapehouse Toons. Melanie moved on to work on a pilot for Cartoon Network and credit designs for The Lizzie McGuire Movie before finding her current home at Blue Sky Studios, where she has been for the last seven years. Currently working as a set dresser, Melanie's film credits include Robots, Ice Age 2 and 3, Horton Hears a Who!, and the upcoming Rio.
To see more of Melanie's art visit her brand new blog.