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Ian Graham
United States
I’m Ian Graham. I’ve worked in Animation for over 10 years, most of which was storyboarding. After lots of encouragement from my friends in animation, I’m using Deviant Art to show my professional and personal work. Now, the bulk of what you will see are drawings but I have thrown in some color work from my student years and hopefully I will be adding new color work as I try to do more work for myself.

I am lucky enough to have worked on great shows with amazingly talented people involved. Some of the shows I have worked on include:
The Legend of Korra
The Cleveland Show
GI Joe Resolute
The Mighty B
Avatar the Last Airbender
Spongebob Squarepants
Danny Phantom
Fairly Odd Parents
and Invader Zim, just to name a few.

I have found that over the years you learn the most from working with the best. So, when choosing what jobs to take I choose the ones with the largest talent pool.
My influences are quite different. Everything from FLCL to Ren and Stimpy. I love Anime and UPA old school and new school. It’s all good.

I’m taking a different approach to showing my professional work. Normally, when presenting storyboards you show the boards but in this case I’m going to show panels, not entire boards. If I was up for a job I would present my board, but the main focus in this case is individual shots and the drawings behind them. What’s nice about this is sometimes boards can get technical and that’s only fun to look at if you storyboard. This way we don’t have to deal with separated pans, ols and s/a . Plus one storyboard sequence can be anywhere from 100 to 300 pages.

One other thing, I will be updating the artwork when time permits but I am bad at responding to comments, and when I do respond it tends to be short like “COOL“ or “Thanks“ or even “That hurts“, but I’ll do my best to respond.

Ian Graham

Oh, and I also want to give special thanks to Nickelodeon who I have spent 8 of my 11 years in animation with. The people at Nick have taken good care of me.

Current Residence: LA
Favourite genre of music: Punk, Alternative, Electronic
Favourite style of art: Good
Operating System: Smooth
MP3 player of choice: ipod


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ZoraSteam Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
IBGraham Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Thank you
ZoraSteam Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
KiwiLeeScipio Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Can I tell you one thing!? Because of people like you, who created the shows I learned to love as a child, I decided to become an animator. So thank you very much for your work in Danny Phantom, Avatar, and the others you did that I addicted myself to as a kid.
IBGraham Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
Thank you!
Ayior Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow, you've worked on so many shows I love and that in the kind of job I am most interested in XD
I think it's great that you show your work, cause, as you write, this way others can learn from the best XD (or those who did stuff they admire)
IBGraham Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
HAHA.... Thanks
Maseiya Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Congrats on wrapping up on Korra! What show are you on now at DWTV? I'm a board artist on Puss in Boots! ^^
IBGraham Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Are we aloud to talk about it?.... hmm... to be safe ill say it starts with a C and ends with an S.....  ;)  and THANKS! 
Maseiya Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I'm allowed to talk about my show since it was announced online :D Veggie Tales, Puss In Boots, and King Julien were all announced officially last week! ^^ And ooh awesome! I'll come up and say hi sometime :) :) :)
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