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Force: Character Design from Life Drawing by Mike Mattesi

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Artist Bios

RIK MAKI

Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Rik Maki is one of the most prolific quick sketch artists in the animation and cartoon industry today. Eighteen years as character designer for every major feature animated film created at Walt Disney Feature Animation, his creative imagination combined with skill and dedication to the art form of drawing has brought him 13 feature film credits in such films as Finding Nemo, Treasure Planet, A Bug’s Life, and Dinosaur.

Rik‘s clients include Walt Disney Feature Animation, Pixar Animation, Blue Sky Animation, Fox Animation Studios, DNA Helix, and Marvel, and his work has been published in The Art of Lion King, The Art of Hercules, The Art of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Art of A Bug’s ...

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