It's easy to see that Cale Atkinson comes from the world of animation, a world of carefully selected colors and deceptively simple shapes, where dark shadows alternate with childlike joy. Whether he's trying to deliver the brief but immersive sensory experience of his Little Red Riding Hood animated short or just having fun with monster illustrations, Atkinson's work is marked by a strong sense of visual language and a striking lack of cynicism.

Lil' Red is a prime example of Atkinson's work, and his artist tug-o-war between the fearsome elements of childhood and the heroic ones:

 

 

Meanwhile, The Animated of Batman and Bear-Robin shows off his capacity of abject silliness:

 

 

You can also follow Atkinson's illustration and animation work on Blogger and Tumblr.

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