Friday, May 22, 2020

Chevalier Fortunino Matania

Capt. Smith Captured by  Indians (1935)


16 April 1881 – 8 February 1963

Chevalier Fortunino Matania was an Italian artist noted for his realistic portrayal of World War I trench warfare and of a wide range of historical subjects.

 picture re-posted from Illustration Magazine

The artist in action

No title. C/U of paintings by the artist Fortunino Matania, they are painted in a classical style with many curvaceous semi-nude women. "A Policeman's lot may not be a happy one, but lots of us must envy the famous Artist with his, apparently, carefree method of life." C/U of the artist - very bohemian in smoking jacket and bow tie. C/U of the artist's model. A woman dressed in skimpy white robe posing with a bow and arrow. Fortunino arranges her robe and hair to his liking. C/U of the woman posing. C/U of Fortunino at his easel. M/S of the model. C/U of artist as he looks towards the model and away again. He smokes a cigarette as he paints. M/S of model. C/U of his sketch of the woman. M/S of the artist smoking and sketching. Camera tilts upwards to show the body of the model.

Saturday, April 4, 2020


Preliminary pencil drawings  on 8.5" x 11" bond paper for a painting 

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The Painting
11"x 14"
acrylic on board

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Richard Henderson Wiley

Preliminary drawing for the following illustration  for White Stag ski togs
 in late 40s or early 50s. His wife, Lois, was the model.

Richard Henderson Wiley


 original posting by Ryan N Linda Wiley at  Today's Inspiration Group


 Photo reference


Sunday, February 16, 2020


Preparatory drawing for the painting: Brownie
 Pencil on bond paper

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 Preparatory drawing for the painting: Brownie
Pencil on bond paper


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8.5" x 11" acrylic painting on board


Kodak Six-20 Brownie Junior Review

Friday, January 31, 2020


 Preparatory 8.5"x 11" pencil drawing for painting 

 Another preparatory 8.5"x 11" pencil drawing for painting

 close up of drawing no. 2

 6.5 x 11 inch acrylic on board

close up

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Ken Hultgren

From the book “The Know-How of Cartooning” by Ken Hultgren

(1915 –  1968)

From the book “The Know-How of Cartooning” by Ken Hultgren

 Ken Hultgren (November 14, 1915 – December 13, 1968) Kenneth Vernon Hultgren was one of the great “animal artists” at Disney in the 1940s. Born in Minneapolis, he studied at the School of Art in his hometown. In 1935 he moved to California to start his artistic career. Soon afterwards, he joined the Disney Studios, where he became one of the best animators. He worked on such productions as ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ (1937) and ‘Bambi’ (1942), doing model sheets and layouts.
He worked on the ‘Mickey Mouse’ daily comic with writer Milt Banta, succeeding Larry Knighton. From 1955 to 1962 he also worked for Archie Comics and several syndicates, doing among others a comic strip based on Hanna-Barbera’s ‘The Flintstones’. At the same time, Hultgren remained active as an animator (‘Mr. Magoo’, ‘Popeye’, ‘The Archie Show’). Ken Hultgren died of a heart attack in 1968. (via Lambiek comiclopedia) 


Monday, January 13, 2020

Alex Nino

Alex Nino Storm, Pen and Ink

 Alex Niño (born May 1, 1940)[1] is a Filipino comics artist best known for his work for the American publishers DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and Warren Publishing, and in Heavy Metal magazine....from Wikipedia


Alex Niño (Hand Drawn and Quartered BTS, Nov 2013)