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Rob Zangrillo has been a professional artist & illustrator for 25 years. Rob was on staff for Disney for several years before going out on his own and freelancing for Warner Bros, Nickelodeon, King Features & Disney among others. He also teaches art & works with people with special needs . He got involved with sculpting as a means of relaxation. He uses clay for his smaller sculpts & then dries them, before hand painting each piece and lacquering them. For the large pieces Rob likes to use recycled materials, like plastic bottles, cardboard, wire & masking tape to build the armature ( skeleton). He then mixes a plaster/paper pulp & covers his skeleton with it, making it extremely durable & adding some detail . He chooses to leave most of the detail to the painting of it. He then freestyle paints all the design on the sculpture as he goes to create a unique, one of a kind piece inspired by folk & mexican art. He finishes them off with…

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  • Born on June 22
  • Joined January 19, 2010

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Paint, Clay, Plaster, Paper Mache, Recycled materials, Found Objects

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About

Rob Zangrillo has been a professional artist & illustrator for 25 years. Rob was on staff for Disney for several years before going out on his own and freelancing for Warner Bros, Nickelodeon, King Features & Disney among others. He also teaches art & works with people with special needs . He got involved with sculpting as a means of relaxation. He uses clay for his smaller sculpts & then dries them, before hand painting each piece and lacquering them. For the large pieces Rob likes to use recycled materials, like plastic bottles, cardboard, wire & masking tape to build the armature ( skeleton). He then mixes a plaster/paper pulp & covers his skeleton with it, making it extremely durable & adding some detail . He chooses to leave most of the detail to the painting of it. He then freestyle paints all the design on the sculpture as he goes to create a unique, one of a kind piece inspired by folk & mexican art. He finishes them off with several coats of laquer . The result is a colorful, fun one of a kind piece of art that will brighten up any part of your home.

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