CHARACTER DESIGN &
Jackalope Arts Virtual Holiday Marketplace
Nov 28 - Dec 18, 2020
(Direct link to the Daily Zoo's page)
San Diego Watercolor Society
June 12-13, 2021 • San Diego, CA (and/or Zoom)
RECENT NEWS (check out my BLOG for more news and updates as well)
MONSTERS AT WORK
July 31, 2019
Now that we've been publicly announced, I can mention that for the past year I've been having great fun designing characters for Disney's upcoming animated series Monsters at Work. It is a spin-off of the Pixar Monsters, Inc. franchise featuring a whole new cast of monsters along with previous favorites such as Mike and Sulley. The show will be exclusive to the new streaming platform Disney+ and is expected to debut sometime in late 2020 or early 2021. Stay tuned!
EVENT: STYLIZED CREATURE DESIGN WORKSHOP
I will be one of the presenters/demonstrators at a Stylized Creature Design Workshop hosted by Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Games, & Animation in Hollywood, CA. The event is free and open to the public. Can't make it to Hollywood? The event will also be livestreamed!
Anatomy Lab: Stylized Creature Design Workshop
September 9, 2017
Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Hollywood, CA + livestreaming on the web
NEW ITEMS ADDED TO 'PRESS ROOM'
February 3, 2017
Two recent interviews have been added to the PRESS ROOM page.
• PRINT: ArtStation Interview
• PRINT: Character Design References Interview
NEW ITEMS ADDED TO 'PRESS ROOM'
June 2, 2016
I've added several items to the PRESS ROOM page.
• AUDIO: Creative Calling Podcast
• VIDEO: MedStar Institute for Innovation's Annual Forum Presentation
• VIDEO: Sketchbook Tour with Scott Robertson
• PRINT: Coping with Cancer Article
• PRINT: Artzray Interview
NEW ARTICLE & PODCAST ADDED TO 'PRESS ROOM'
August 9, 2015
I've added a pair of recent press items to the PRESS ROOM page.
• I was one of four artists featured in an article about artists who go to the zoo to sketch in the L.A. Zoo's quarterly Zoo View magazine.
• I was interviewed by Nick Patton for Episode 29 of his weekly Picturebooking Podcast.
NEW BLOG STARTED
June 10, 2015
Along with this new website, I've started a new blog. You can visit it by clicking the BLOG button in the menu at the top of this page. So far, I've just added a few posts featuring some recent sketches I've done for people in books they've ordered. I enjoy seeing what requests people come up with - some of them can be kind of "out there." Which is great!
My old blog will still be online, but I probably will not update it much anymore.
You can visit it here:
THE DAILY ZOO VOL. 3: HEALING TOGETHER HAS ARRIVED!
May 24, 2015
Hot off the press, The Daily Zoo Vol. 3: Healing Together, is now in stock at the ZooMart.
Order your signed copies now!
The imaginative and often whimsical animal menagerie of the Daily Zoo continues to grow with this latest collection. This therapeutic project, drawing an animal each day in response to being treated for acute leukemia, has been a constant companion to me since I first started in 2006.
This latest volume features select images from Years Three through Nine of the Daily Zoo and is chock full of characters inspired by events and encounters on my journey of remission - from traveling the world and meeting amazing people to preparing for the arrival of my first child.
Come explore the playground of the Daily Zoo, where horses wear lipstick, tigers wear tuxedos, and the starfish like to fight back!
Sample pages can be seen here and the book can be purchased here.
And remember, a portion of Daily Zoo proceeds supports cancer research and charities!
NEW CHRIS AYERS DESIGN WEBSITE LAUNCH
May 24, 2015
I've finally managed to give a long overdue sprucing to this website - well, less of a sprucing and more of a complete overhaul. Some of the changes I've made should make it much easier to update the site with more artwork and keep news and events more current. Some of the new features to be added soon are galleries featuring more of my professional film work, a blog, and a FAQ page. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy looking around!
THE DAILY ZOO VOL. 3: HEALING TOGETHER COMING SOON
May 5, 2015
My latest book, The Daily Zoo Vol. 3: Healing Together, is on its way to a bookseller near you. Both hardcover and paperback versions are expected to arrive from the printer in late May. Booksellers should have them in stock in mid to late June. If you can't wait until then - or would like a signed and sketchified copy - they can be pre-ordered from my webstore (click the 'STORE' link in the menu bar at the top of this page). I will start signing and shipping pre-orders as soon as I have the books in hand.