Sean has this amazing hybrid animation/comic book style that is brimming with life and he makes it look easy. I know it’s not. Yes, he is super talented, a lot of that is probably natural talent, but a lot of dedication and hard work has gone into his craft to make him this incredible. How can I tell? He might be one of the most prolific artists I’ve every seen. If you google one of his 3 names (Sean Galloway, Cheeks Galloway, Table Taffy) you will find yourself in an endless gallery of sketches, character designs, model sheets, book covers, CGI, Statuettes, Toys… when I say it feels endless, it really does.
I look to Sean’s work, not just for inspiration, but to keep me on a healthy drawing schedule. As an artist and teacher, I know I need to draw every day, but some days I require a little kick in the pants. If I look through the Cheeks’ body of work for even 15 minutes, I start to to feel that spark of inspiration turn into a flame in my belly and I am ready to put pencil to paper and start creating.
He has a series of sketch books too, they are phenomenal resources for any artist who wants to learn. Sean often includes his gestures in those books as well, this is a huge visual learning tool that one can’t put a price on. But he has and it’s quite reasonable as far as Sketchbook prices. You can buy the PDF versions of the books here: https://seangallowayart.gumroad.com/ or you can find physical copies here: https://tabletaffy.bigcartel.com/products
Additionally, stores like Labyrinth Books (Oakville) and Thunderstruck Books (Toronto) are often stocked with his sketchbooks, check out stores like that near you. I have also come across them at every FanExpo and Comicon Ive ever been to.