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Introducing: THE AMAZING RON LUKAS

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My good friend and coworker Ron Lukas has ventured into the blog-sphere! He's so unbelievably talented, he's responsible for much of the amazing color on Surf's Up, and now Hotel Transylvania.

Ron studied under Sergei Bongart, the famed Russian painter. And, several years later Ron would have his own school in Washington State where he himself taught painting. But, fortunately for us, Ron transitioned into the world of animation -- lending his expert eye to help with color.

Ron's mastery (and I don't use that word lightly) of traditional painting has enabled him to become one of the top artists in animation today. But his talent and contributions don't stop there, his visual development and design drawings are simply amazing. His drawings and illustrations have that rare quality of that bygone era of Dulac, Bauer and Rackham.

Ron Lukas has set up a portfolio blog, and I'd like to invite all of you to come and take a look. Ron is perhaps one of the most accomplished artists in the animation industry today.

8 comments :

Santy juegos de vestir said...

It's beautiful work, great blog.

Charles Santoso said...

wow! Thanks for sharing, Marcelo :)

Marcos Mateu said...

Always great news to have Ron's artwork within reach!
Thanks for sharing Moe.

Erika said...

Hey cool, I met him when I came down to LA (the first time I met you, too, actually) I'm so glad you posted this! I remembered those fabulous Russian bears from someone's portfolio that they showed us, but couldn't for the life of me remember who it was. Now thanks to your linking his site, now I know!

Erik D. Martin said...

really stunning work!

Joe Kresoja said...

Ron is amazing, I had the pleasure to be a student of his in Seattle for a couple years.

Faye Castle said...

I was a student of Ron's in Seattle as well, and every time I pick up a paintbrush, I'm grateful for what he taught us. Faye Before going into the film industry, Ron was a gifted teacher in the Seattle area. Over a long teaching career he taught a huge number of people, some of whom have gone on to be teachers themselves. I hope that someday, more people will appreciate how profound an influence he has been on art in the Pacific NW. Sergei Bongart would be proud! Truman Castle

ajlowe1164@yahoo.com said...

I too was a student of Ron's in Seattle. I'm now retired and taking my art very seriously–I may not paint every day of the week as Ron did, but I'm getting close. The sad thing is that graduates from well known institutions will make comments on my art that are so lacking. I still rely on the teaching I received from Ron and I value it greatly. It is paying off! Thank you, Ron! From A.J. (Anita) Lowe