Monday, January 2, 2012

Design Reel

Sandro Cleuzo Design reel from Sandro Cleuzo on Vimeo.

Selected designs.


  1. I just wish to express my admiration and respect for your work and the skill you display. I find your drawings made with exceptional draftsmanship, and they are truly inspirational. There's so much emotion and heartfelt acting going on. Your designs are very satisfying to look at! The shape design in the alien badguy with the cannon arm in particular is very intelligent. Thank you very much for sharing!

  2. Hey Johannes,

    I really appreciate your kind comments regarding my work, thanks so much. I am glad you liked it.
    Thanks for visiting.

  3. Sandro,
    your work is absolutely gorgeous. Your characters are very expressive and interesting. I especially love the monkey with the gorilla and the three men, great stuff.
    I'm an 18 years old art student and i would like become character designer / animator later for animation. I'm studying animals at zoo, studying nudes and persons at parks and draw from imagination.

    According to you what are the best exercices ? The most important to know in character design, what are required skills and the working type in portfolio to present to hope to be hired at an animation school and have you books and reference artists to recommend to me ?

    1. Cordier,

      So sorry I did not respond earlier, I somehow missed your comment and question, please forgive me.

      What I would suggest to you as an exercise is to draw and sketch people and animals a lot. Go to malls, zoo, parks, and draw and sketch what you see. Do it fast and very loose, just to get the essence of a pose. You might be surprised how many people are living caricatures and you can just exaggerate the drawings and push it more and becomes a character. Do life drawing classes too. It's important to understand the human form and anatomy.

      Study artists you admire and study the designs you like and try to understand what you think make them appealing to you.

      For artists and books, study illustrations by Martin Provensen, Aurelius Battaglia, Ronald Searle, French comic books and any artist that gets your interest. Study the best Disney Films and their designs, specially Milt Kahl's drawings. There's plenty of samples in the internet.

      But the only way is to draw a lot and study good artists a lot too and it does not hurt to copy some of them just to practice.

    2. Thank you very much for the answer. For artists, I am a big Milt Kahl and Don Bluth fan. I draw from imagination and observation, especially nudes and animals but I think i'm better for animals anatomy.