|Creativity at its best – Peter de Sève in his Brooklyn, NY studio.|
This past week found me with an excuse to pay a lunch visit to a fellow Brooklyn neighbor and world class creative talent Peter de Sève. Peter lives just a fifteen minute walk away, and I finally set aside time to scope out his wonderful studio in Park Slope and see what he was up to these days.
Peter’s work has graced dozens of covers of the New Yorker, filled countless pages of news magazines, children’s books and novel covers, and may be best known for his highly dynamic and sought after talents on character design for film animation. If you have seen the films of Ice Age then you have seen Peter in action, especially through Scrap the little squirrel chasing that elusive acorn! That little guy is all Peter.
|A few sculptures which help with turn arounds and character consistency.|
After sitting down for lunch, Peter was gracious enough to provide a tour through his amazing objects d’art hanging about the place. From contemporary illustrators, to blue-chip fantasy artists, to historical cartoonists, Peter’s walls display a collection worthy of a museum. That is actually a fact, for the American Museum of Illustration at the Society of Illustrators will be hosting just such a showing of Peter’s collection at a forth coming exhibit in 2018.
Thus those of you who enjoy the appetizer tastes of what you are seeing in these jpgs, will get a chance for a full five course dinner and view many of these works in person!
A few of the large number of contemporary fantastic sculpts inhabiting nearly every horizontal surface in the studio.