Monday, September 30, 2013

Pony-Up

 

pencil on 8.5 x 11 paper

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

ROBERT MCGINNIS AGAIN !



 ROBERT MCGINNIS


Images from: today's inspiration face book group


For more McGinnis on this blog go here


Robert McGinnis documentary promo

Saturday, September 28, 2013

William Harnden Foster

 Scribner's , Feb 1910 , A Days Run                                                

William Harnden Foster
1886 ~ 1941

Scribner's, Feb 1911, Highways of the Sky


 images courtesy of the  Golden Age Blog

                                           

Scribner's, Feb 1911, Highways of the Sky

Friday, September 27, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Richard Amsel

                     I pilfered the following images and text from the Amsel website
                        
                      The Shootist
1976
Conte pencil on glassine
11.5 x 18 in.
This comprehensive sketch for John Wayne's final film gives us a rare glimpse into Amsel's artistic process. For every polished, final one-sheet there are many, many studies and sketches




                       
Watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, colored pencils, gouache and gold paint on board
(Size of art unknown.)





                            
                                                       The final poster.

Monday, September 23, 2013

bas-relief.


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I reread the RFP “call for proposals” information sheet for the new fire station. Apparently they are considering an artwork for a wall above some double doors as well. So, I redesigned my monkey sculpture to be a bas-relief. The Mrs still thinks it would be an inappropriate memorial.

Public Art Commissions: An Artist Handbook is a publication of the North Carolina Arts Council and is a good resource if you’re interested in pursuing your own public art commission.



Sunday, September 22, 2013

Norman Rockwell preliminary study for magazine cover

    This was down- loaded from the Illustration House website

NORMAN ROCKWELL








Group of men at luncheon counter listening to radio.


Preliminary study for magazine cover, Saturday Evening Post, 1944;
Oil on board, 10.25 x 10.25", initialed lower right


Estimate: $50,000 - 70,000

This idea of Rockwell's for a Post cover was ultimately not used. In this well-documented case, it was decided that it was unclear that the subject of the image was sound, a notoriously difficult idea for an illustrator to get across.

Condition - Very good: not varnished; matted and framed.

This idea of Rockwell's for a Post cover was ultimately not used. In this case, the editors and artist agreed that it was unclear that the subject of this painting was the sound of the radio, a notoriously difficult idea for an illustrator to get across. We also reproduce a photo of a charcoal drawing of this subject, showing Rockwell's process of rearranging various elements to improve the composition.


Saturday, September 21, 2013

Animated Clips


For today’s special feature we have two fantastic animated clips. The first one is for all you animated musicians and musicians that are animated. It is a wonderful jaunt through music history.

The second is for all you hip cats or cats who are hip.

 Both of these have a synthesis of great drawing, music, animation and color.





Friday, September 20, 2013

CIVIL WAR VET NO. 4

PENCIL ON 8.5 X 11 BOND PAPER

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TO SEE MORE VETERAN DRAWINGS PRESS HERE



acrylic painting of same size    400.00

framing