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Mentor of the Day: Cory Godbey

CoryGodbey_thp_drawing014Motivarti is happy to welcome another one of our new mentors this Spring 2013, Cory Godbey!

We first met Cory this past November during the CTN Expo and were enthralled by his work! Cory is freelance illustrator and animator Greenville, South Carolina.  Cory has illustrated picture books, book covers, and other projects for clients such as HarperCollins, Random House, Archaia and The Jim Henson Co.

He has worked on animated shorts and commercials with clients including Prudential Insurance, Microsoft Zune, and the documentary film, The Last Flight of Petr Ginz. In addition, Cory has been featured in many annuals and publications including ImagineFX, The Society of Illustrators Annual, and Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art.

The blog, Lines and Colors have described Cory’s work as utilizing “elegant lines, stylized drawing and deep, carefully limited color palettes to achieve wonderful effect…He makes use of these strengths, as well as a rich imagination, in his illustrations of classic children’s stories as well as contemporary themes.

You can see in Godbey’s work his apparent admiration for classic Golden Age illustrators like Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, John Bauer and Gustav Tenggren, as well as contemporary illustrators like Maurice Sendak.”

Cory’s experience in both illustration and animation make him an ideal mentor for any one looking to improve their visual storytelling skills.  Whether you’re looking to refine your compositions and design skills to create better story moments or even to create sequential images for a short (or long) story, Cory is your ideal mentor!

Be sure to check out some of Cory’s cool videos on Vimeo, his tumblr, and his awesome books and prints on Etsy!

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