I have a guilty pleasure,I really like Rococo painters, and Francois Boucher is pretty much the face of the era. I went to the Getty Museum yesterday, and it reminded me how much I like his stuff. It is SO CARTOONY! His faces are so stylized for appeal and simplicity. It is clear that the Disney artists looked at his stuff a lot when they were working out how to make their more human characters in the 30s.
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.