photograph by Marty Umans
Character Design-- From Soup to Nuts
an evening with Peter de Sève

April 24, 2012  6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Peter de Sève will discuss the process of designing characters for feature films, from initial drawings on paper to finished product on the screen. He'll share sketches, sculptures, finished models and some of his favorite rejects from many of the films he’s worked on, including Finding Nemo, Arthur Christmas and, of course, Ice Age.


Peter's illustration and character designs are known throughout the world.  His work spans three decades and various media, including magazines, books, print and television advertising, animated feature films and magazines.  Peter is best recognized for his many New Yorker covers and his character designs.  His many distinctions include the prestigious Hamilton King Award from the Society of Illustrators, a Clio Award for a Nike television commercial, a Spectrum Annual of Fantastic Art gold medal, a Soleil d'Or award from the Festival BD Sollies-Ville in France, and a Visual Effects Society Award Nomination for outstanding animated character design or Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs


Peter was honored with an Emmy Award for Outstanding Character design for his work on Sesame Street's Abby Cadabby's Flying Fairy School.  He has received three Annie Award nominations for Character Design in Feature Production, the most recent for his work on Arthur Christmas.


He lives in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife, Randall (with whom he recently collaborated on his first children's book, The Duchess of Whimsy) and their two daughters. 



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