Today is another one that my animation friends will be WELL familiar with, the incomparable Eyvind Earle. This guy did a cross-country bike ride when he was 21, and paid for it by doing watercolour paintings along the way...then he worked for Disney, where you will recognize his hand in the backgrounds of "Sleeping Beauty." This guy is one of my massive art heroes.
Seth Rutledge is a visual developer and concept artist for the animation and video game industries, a photographer and a coffee snob living in Vancouver, British Columbia. Before he discovered illustration, he received a CSCI/Math degree from UNC-Charlotte, and has lived and worked all over the United States and Canada. He has run marathons, taught English in Japan, been CTO for a pharma marketing company and done fashion photography in NYC. Seth has two albums he wrote and played keyboards on, and he plays the theramin whenever he gets the chance. Seth spends so much time in coffee shops drawing that he is mentioned in online reviews. He would love a career drawing elves and goblins for a living.