Glen Keane – Step into the Page

Over nearly four decades at Disney, Glen Keane animated some the most compelling characters of our time: Ariel from The Little Mermaid, the titular beast in Beauty and the Beast, and Disney’s Tarzan, to name just a few. The son of cartoonist Bil Keane (The Family Circus), Glen learned early on the importance of holding onto your childhood creativity—and how art can powerfully convey emotion. Keane has spent his career embracing new tools, from digital environments to 3D animation to today’s virtual reality, which finally enables him to step into his drawings and wander freely through his imagination. At FoST, he'll explore how to tap into your own creativity, connecting to emotion and character more directly than ever before.

Layered Paper Sculptures by Calvin Nicholls

Straddling a line between 2D and 3D, paper artist Calvin Nicholls forms carefully cut and layered paper sculptures of animals that seem to break free from the surrounding matboard and hover just above the surface. To achieve the haut-relief effect (a process he shares online), Nicholls first works from a drawing which he uses as a template for the various paper components. Using an X-ACTO knife, scalpels, and scissors he then carefully cuts pieces of paper and glues them in place. Each piece can take anywhere from a few weeks up to two years depending on scale and complexity.

See all of them here!

Intricate Ink Drawings Made by Fingerprint Patterns

The drawings of Nicolas Jolly are one of their kind. His intricate works appear to be made out fingerprint patterns when you look closely. Made out entirely with blank ink, he creates works with busy lines and movements yet deliver a calming effect as these lines embrace the whole composition.  His landscape and portrait illustrations depicts his passion for fine art and architecture with patterns  resembling a bit of the Van Gogh style of post-impressionist artworks.

Check out his illustrations here.