‘Pixfix’, A 2008 Video Series in Which Artist Bob Staake Shows How to Create Unique Characters With Photoshop 3.0

Recently, the esteemed artist and illustrator Bob Staake created the very touching “Broken Arch” illustration for the December 8, 2014 edition of The New Yorker magazine in response to the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. But in 2008, Staake had put together Pixfix, a time-lapse video series in which he demonstrated how to create unique animated characters with just a “mouse, a 17” monitor, a standard keyboard and a copy of Adobe Photoshop 3.0.” While he made it look so incredibly easy, his work is highly detailed and quite remarkable.

In 1995, Bob Staake started creating his illustrations digitally using Adobe Photoshop 3.0. In 2008, he still exclusively uses the program — with the help of a mouse, a 17″ monitor, and a standard keyboard. These time lapse digital videos show the artist’s illustration process (that as it is) and are posted so that other illustrators, designers and visual creators might gain inspiration from Staake’s unconventional and decidedly “old school” work method.

via Eric Guerin