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Mentor of the Day: Justin K Thompson

portfolio_justinktho#12BE9BJustin K Thompson is a one of a kind mentor! He is most recently known for being the Production Designer of ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 1 & 2’, but his expertise also includes background painting on Powerpuff Girls, Samurai Jack, and a huge variety of other fantastic shows. He is a self taught artist with a sense of humor as colorful as the work he produces. As a first time mentor, Justin is excited to give back and work with one fantastic mentee from anywhere in the world!

As Production Designer, Justin is responsible for the overall look of the film – everything from environments, to characters, and textures. While so many artists are involved in the process of finishing a film, the Production Designer is responsible for making sure the overall vision makes it to the final screen. Check out a fun ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2’ interview with Justin to gain a greater understanding of what sort of work goes into being a Production Designer.

If you are an aspiring Visual Development artist, don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the best and funniest artists. Justin is a talented painter with such a wealth of artistic wisdom to share, we are confident he will be a wonderful mentor!

You can see more of Justin’s work on his tumblr , his blog, and his Cartoon Brew Artist of the Day post!

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