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Artist Daniel Arriaga

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DISNEY - THE ART OF DANIEL ARRIAGA

Disney Fine Art is proud to present Daniel Arriaga exclusive collection of fine art by Walt Disney Animation Studios.

As a Visual Development Artist, the responsibility to the concept and conceives an animated film from its inception. As part of Disney Storytellers' art portfolio, the artist must apply these skills in reverse, drawing inspiration from classic films already created. By using a keen sense of visual storytelling and artistic styling to bring a new perspective to the many classic stories told by Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Daniel Arriaga -

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Daniel studied art and animation at the Academy of Art College, San Francisco. He began his career with Pixar Animation Studios as a Production Assistant on Monsters, Inc. and in 2001 made the jump from Production Assistant to the artist. Daniel designed dozens of characters and sets for films such as Ratatouille, Wall-E, Up and Toy Story 3, for which he was the Character Art Director. Among his many creations, perhaps his most famous to date is "Lotso Huggin' Bear" the unforgettably nasty (but wonderfully strawberry scented!) bear that he designed for Toy Story 3.

In 2009 Daniel briefly departed Pixar to work at Walt Disney Animation Studios as a visual development artist on Wreck-it Ralph and also served as Art Director for Prep and Landing 2. However, in September 2011, Daniel returned home to Pixar where he is now contributing his artistic talents to numerous upcoming Pixar film projects.  – Collectors Editions, Publisher