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The Art of Philip J Felix

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The Art of Philip J Felix

Postby Charles » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:17 am

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I'm excited to bring news to our community of a new blog that's gone up featuring the work of someone very special.

I first met my great friend and brother-in-arms Philip J Felix when we were both working at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City. He was only a year out of high school and working in a department that was revamping previously published greeting cards. Very menial tasks that didn't offer much of a challenge for someone with his amazing potential.

Since that time Philip got into animation and worked on many significant shows over the years. Philip created some of the very first concept art for Shrek including this early sketch from February 1997...

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He also produced concept art for Jurassic Park...

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That's just to name a few of the many projects he's done.

You know the Felix family name in animation. Paul Felix is Disney's top production design and visual development artist. David Felix worked on The Simpsons before he passed away in the 1990s.

Philip J Felix is their older brother and the one who brought them both into the animation business.

Philip currently resides in Tucson Arizona where he is the owner of Red Sky Studio. It's a combination tattoo parlor and art gallery. Philip made the transition to tattoo art several years ago and is booked months in advance. On top of his tat work Philip continues to paint and inspire everyone around him with his masterful creativity and highly imaginative themes.

Thanks to Joel Valdez from The Animation Academy in Burbank, a new blog is up that is featuring Philip's artwork. It's updated throughout the week with new images and older ones from Philip's archives.

Here's the link...

http://philipjfelix.blogspot.com/
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