Craig Elliott at Illustrators of the Future Workshop

Illustrators of the Future Welcomes Award-Winning Artist Craig Elliott as its Newest Judge

It is with considerable enthusiasm that we announce Craig Elliott as the newest judge in the Illustrators of the Future Contest.

Craig is a production designer, a master of fine art, animator for live-action films, a concept artist and all-around master of his craft.

A Little Bit of Just the Right Kind of Advice

Craig was a featured workshop instructor for the 2019 Illustrators of the Future winners in Los Angeles. It was clear that he would become a permanent installation to the annual workshops with his sound advice to the new artists and care in helping launch their careers.

In his own words, “Sometimes a little bit of just the right kind of advice from an experienced mentor can make the world of difference to someone starting on their art career.”

Craig Elliott at Illustrators of the Future Workshop

L. Ron Hubbard created and continues to present the contests for both Writers and Illustrators of the Future where new talent is judged on merit alone. In his own words, “A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists.” The Illustrators of the Future Contest is open for any new artist of any age, race, color, religion, or creed leveling the playing field in search of new talent.

Through his desire to give a helping hand to the next artist, Craig is making a difference in the world and to those that dream. He is warmly welcomed to the Contest.

About Craig Elliott

Craig Elliott is an artist based in Los Angeles, California. He received his education at the famed Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and studied under artists such as Harry Carmean and Burne Hogarth. Craig’s carefully crafted and arresting images of nature and the human form have captivated audiences with their visual and intellectual celebration of the beauty in this world and beyond. In addition to his fine artwork, Craig has had a hand in designing many of today’s most popular animated films from studios such as Disney and Dreamworks. A multi-faceted artist, he is also an accomplished landscape architect, sculptor and most recently, jewelry designer. Especially known for his exceptional ability with the human figure and creative composition, Craig’s work has evolved into a unique vision informing and influencing fine art, print, animation, and commercial worlds.

In the animation industry he has worked primarily for Disney and Dreamworks, designing their animated films such as Hercules, Mulan, The Emperor’s New Groove, Treasure Planet, Shark Tale, Flushed Away, Bee Movie, Enchanted, Monsters vs. Aliens, and The Princess and the Frog as well as other upcoming features.

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