Alex Ross - Character Design

Filed under: — Dallas Good @ 1:14 am

Alex Ross is well known to comic book fans. He specializes in designing people.

Alex Ross


Coulier Creatures - Makeup

Filed under: — Dallas Good @ 1:37 am

Here is another site that focuses on Makeup.

Coulier Creatures


Character and Prosthetic Makeup - Women

Filed under: — Dallas Good @ 1:29 am

This site focuses on all different types of character and prosthetic makeup projects that have been applied to women. Period, Age, Character, Fantasy, Disfigured, Wierd, and more. This is a nice resource site.

The Makeup Gallery



Ralph Steadman - Editorial

Filed under: — Dallas Good @ 1:12 am

I am not sure whether he would consider himself to be a character designer or not, but I certainly like his characters. I will leave the decision up to you.

Ralph Steadman


Gris Grimly - Childrens Books

Filed under: — Dallas Good @ 1:05 am

Well, Here he is. I have had the pleasure of knowing Steven for many years, and he is a stand-up guy. And Right Talented. I specially enjoy his characters. If you like his stuff, you might also like artists along the lines of Tim Burton, Maurice Sendack and Ralph Steadman.

Gris Grimly


Carter Goodrich - Character Designer

Filed under: — Dallas Good @ 1:27 am

As far as I know, Carter is still a studio artist. I have seen his work for "Emporers New Groove" and "Treasure Planet" which were Disney films. I believe he started out as an illustrator as I have seen some of his Cover Illustrations as far back as the 90’s. I haven’t been able to find a Web Site that is dedicated to him yet. All too often, the "heavy hitters" don’t feel the need to advertise, as the industry mucky-mucks are already aware of them and keeping them busy. No need to advertise, I guess.

I like Carter’s work a lot.


Le Uyen Pham - Illustrator

Filed under: — Dallas Good @ 1:53 am

What can I say about Uyen? She is one of my favoritest people! She has a fantastic spirit, which I am sure you will be able to sense simply by exploring her Web Site. She is an illustrator. She used to work for DreamWorks SKG. She enjoys creating Childrens Books. Her Character Designs are great. And she is one of the hardest workers you will ever find. May she live forever!

Le Uyen Pham


Iain McCaig - Character Design

Filed under: — Dallas Good @ 3:09 am

Well, We must mention Iain at some point. He is a competant Character Designer. He has a strong sense of proportion, which is probably the hardest skill for a designer to obtain. He does traditional illustration as well. And yes, he worked on the Star Wars - Pre-trilogy. It looks like he is about to populate a web-site, but for right now, he just has a parking-page posted, So keep an eye out…

Iain McCaig


Mike Mignola - Hellboy

Filed under: — Dallas Good @ 12:00 pm

Well. Most people know about Mike. In my humble opinion, he is one of the best designers in existance. Simply put, he is a MASTER ARTIST. His sense of composition is SUPERB. His characters are fun and unique. He is a competent storyteller.

If I had to nitpick, there are two things that I would like to see him do: Tell better stories is the first one. And the second one is as follows- His style is so refined (and well documented) that I would love to see him develop a new style (or three), just to see what he would do with them.

The following is in no way meant to denegrate Mike, but I have one last comment: For those of you who think that Mike’s aesthetic is completely original, go take a look at someone like Ludwig Holwein 1926(ish). Nothing is new, under the sun. Note: I do not know if Mike has ever seen Holwein’s work, or if it was an important influence. Ask him if you care to know. My personal opinion? Mike probably saw Holwein’s work, but I suspect that it was not a great influence on him. Why do I say this? Because Mike’s progress towards his current style was slow and painstaking. 10+ years of migration.

Mike Mignola - Hellboy (link)


Ryan Meinerding - Character Design

Filed under: — Dallas Good @ 11:35 am

Here are a few images from an up-and-comer.
Notice the attention to detail.


Barry Jackson - Set Design

Filed under: — Dallas Good @ 1:01 am

Barry has been a part of a lot of movies (among other things like games and posters). Prince of Egypt, Cool World, Shrek and more. He has done Production Design as well as Character Design. Apparently he also has done writing and directing (whatever those are). A rather talented cat.

Barry Jackson (link)


Ben Balistreri - Character

Filed under: — Dallas Good @ 10:48 pm

Ben’s stuff is solid. Below are a couple of examples. I believe these images were for Nickelodeon. I particularly like this first image because it is a character as a container. Cool. Beware - the site is a bit of a mess. It will keep resizing your windows. Nonetheless, the images are very worth exploring. And for once, the images are quite large, so you can really get a good look at them.