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Assorted Highland Characters

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Meg Park

My imaginary* friend Laura  pointed out that one of the Iris Apfel portraits I posted last week looked like a Hirschfeld. I agreed, then hit Google to find out more. Turns out the portrait is by Scottish illustrator/character designer Meg Park. Once I hit upon her Tumblr, I knew I was in love!

(*Okay, as far as I know, Laura’s not technically imaginary. We just haven’t met face to face. Come to think of it, I may be the imaginary one. Existential cleanup in aisle 3…)

Though the artist is just 30**, she has already worked with Disney, Paramount Pictures, Illumination Entertainment, Reel FX, Passion Pictures, and Sony Pictures Animation, to name a few. What a resume! We’re certainly going to be hearing more about her in the future.

(** I mean Meg Park, not Laura. Though she is an artist AND from Scotland, I don’t actually know how old Laura is.)

Here’s a thoroughly charming short film for which Park did the character design, Patrick Osborne’s short film Pearl for Google Spotlight Stories. It’s a really lovely feel-good little film, though how it hasn’t been turned into a car commercial is beyond me.

You can follow Park on Tumblr. And you can follow Laura here!

All images property of Meg Park.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

20 thoughts on “Assorted Highland Characters

  1. Oh, this made me miss my daddy.

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  2. These are great. I love the range of style too. I guess I would somewhat echo what ‘Karen” (comment above) said, if I am interpreting her words correctly. These pictures really evoke an emotion. They make me feel, rather quickly.
    I also loved the portrait of the artist and her list of likes and dislikes. I can’t say as I echo her likes too much (window seats definitely), but I think her dislikes are spot on–though I can only claim indifference to cucumbers, not open dislike.
    Thanks for bringing this to me…..and us.

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  3. I have seen some of these images before when searching for images by Al Hirschfeld and I loved them. I love the strength of the line and shape in them plus the creation of light and handling of colour. I had no idea they were by an artist from Scotland. She is super talented. I will have to follow your links and check out more of her work.

    Thanks for the shout out. I am glad I could inspire your blog post. Thrilled and honoured actually.

    PS I am 41.

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  4. I love the images and I have saved a couple of them for Caturday!!! And the video is incredible. (Music by Alexis Harte: http://www.alexisharte.com/ )

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  5. I love that grumpy polar bear

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  6. I had to just push the Like button…because there isn’t a Love button on here yet! Found this to be very fascinating to me–as are all things related to media arts and animation–largely because my daughter is getting her degree in MA&A. So thank you for introducing me to someone my daughter may someday talk about! (And then, maybe someday farther into the future, you will be creating a post about my daughter’s artwork and telling how she has worked for Disney and Pixar and…! Hey, a mother can dream for her girl, right?) 😉

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