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Brian Ajhar Character Designer/illustrator

Brian Ajhar Character Designer/illustrator

Come visit Brian Ajhar’s booth at this years CTN Expo !

The 2013 event will be Brian’s fourth consecutive year exhibiting his illustrations, character designs, signed books and prints. Signed books come with a personalized drawing and are available at Brian’s table. I’m looking forward to meeting you all at this years Expo !

 Brian Ajhar’s illustrations are recognized for their distinctive and humorous point of view. His extensive client list includes dozens of national magazines, newspapers, advertising agencies, corporate clients, and book publishers. His illustrated children’s books have been published worldwide in a multitude of languages and have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller list. The diverse range of his ideas have been adapted to a variety of social, political and economic issues in the publishing world. His work has been featured in many articles and books written about the field of illustration. The historical anthology, “The Illustrator in America” 1860-2000. written by noted illustration historian Walt Reed profiled Brian’s influences in the field of illustration. An excerpt from the book follows:“Ajhar has a free and fluid style of drawing coupled with humor that looks uninhibited and easy. It is based on the strong knowledge of the figure, however, and the ability to draw without slavish reliance on photographs”.

“Since my childhood I have always been influenced by animation and the artists that bring characters to life. I have always had a passion for expressive characters and ideas in my illustrations. I look forward to discovering new markets for creating characters and challenging myself in the design and visual development area of animation.”

Brian is a frequent guest lecturer and will be teaching illustration concepts and character development at Syracuse University and F.I.T. this fall. He has also taught at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and The University of Hartford, CT where he received the distinguished Koopman Chair Award for the Visual Arts.

His new illustrated children’s book “No Pirates Allowed” has been getting rave reviews and was published in May 2013 and will be an interactive iPad book soon.

More about Brian Ajhar and his work including character design reels can be found at Brian’s new website: www.ajhar.com

Brian Ajhar Character design & illustration

Brian Ajhar Character design & Bottom illustration from book “No Pirates Allowed”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These Books: Onsite at the event.. There will be a book signing at Stuart Ng Books booth during the event/Times TBA…

No Pirates Allowed

No Pirates

No Pirates Allowed Spread

No Pirates Allowed Spread

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Character

In Character

Mugs & Beards

Mugs & Beards

 

 

 

 

 

 


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ASK THE ARTIST NOW: If you could ask this artist about his technique, his talent, what he feels is the next step in his career, or anything at all, what would it be? Share your questions and comments to this amazing artist by posting below and they will be shared with the artist. The artist will answer them onsite at CTNx2012 and the answers will be posted here.

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