Peter de Sève:
CHARACTERS IN A NUTSHELL
Peter de Sève is famed for his illustration work and cover art to The New Yorker since 1993. He is also undoubtably one of the leading character designers in today’s animated-film industry, and has created unforgettable characters for block-busters such as “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, “Tarzan”, “Finding Nemo” or “Robots”.
Peter was the sole designer on “Ice Age” and its sequels, yet his “Scrat” clearly overshadows the entire cast and turned into a world-wide icon…
12 minute edit of Peter de Sève’s lecture at the Pictoplasma Conference 2010
Since its inception in 1999, Pictoplasma serves as a unique forum for a growing international scene of artists, theorists and creatives, redefining the boundaries of contemporary character representation. The main focus of the project remains firmly on the emphatic quality of images to create a direct emotional bond with the viewer, communicate globally and push anthropomorphic appeal to new limits. THE CHARACTER FILES gather thoughts, texts, essays, interviews and case studies of Pictoplasma’s ongoing research – in no particular order – while it closely accompanies the scene as it moves towards a completely new understanding of character…
…SO LET’S TALK CHARACTER!