Thursday, December 07, 2006

Philip J. Felix from the archives

One of the most powerful and beloved artists we've had the pleasure of an association with is the great Philip J. Felix. I met Philip in Kansas City when we were working at Hallmark Cards. Not long after that we found ourselves in Los Angeles working in animation.

Here's a class demonstration he drew while teaching at the Academy a few years ago. Clicking on the image will give you a better view.

Philip is the oldest of the three Felix brothers. All of them went on to great careers in animation. Paul Felix is among the Walt Disney Company's top visual development artists for their Feature Animation division, and David Felix went on to work as a staff artist on the Simpsons before his tragic death in an accident in 1995.

Today, Philip operates his own art gallery in Tucson, Arizona as well as his own tattoo business where he is in big demand for the designs he creates. Philip continues to be an inspiration to many artists.

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