Saturday, August 12, 2017

GIL ELVGREN

A Spicy Yarn, preliminary Brown & Bigelow calendar illustration

1952. Pencil on paper
22 x 17 in

GIL ELVGREN 

(American, 1914-1980)


 




Saturday, July 15, 2017

GARRET MCFANN

8.5"X 11 PENCIL STUDY FOR PAINTING

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PHOTO FROM SHORPY
    DRAWN FROM THE FOLLOWING PHOTO BY MARION POST WOLCOTT
 October 1941. Radford, Virginia. "Mrs. M.B. Henderson, wife of a defense worker, and their daughter, who live in Sunset Village FSA (Farm Security Administration) project.


Monday, July 10, 2017

GARRET MCFANN

RIDING ROO 8.5 X 11, PENCIL ON BOND PAPER



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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

GARRET


 preparatory drawing for painting 8.5 x11 bond paper



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Monday, June 26, 2017

ANONYMOUS WALT DISNEY ANIMATOR


                                                    ANONYMOUS WALT DISNEY ANIMATOR





Thursday, June 1, 2017

Alfred Charles Parker

Alfred Charles Parker  Mother and daughter decorating for Christmas (study) 1958  Cover illustration, Famous Artists Magazine, 1958  Norman Rockwell Museum Collection, Gift of Magdalen and Robert Livesey/Famous Artists School Collection





Alfred Charles Parker  Mother and daughter decorating for Christmas 1958  Cover illustration, Famous Artists Magazine, 1958  Norman Rockwell Museum Collection, Gift of Magdalen and Robert Livesey/Famous Artists School Collection






Sunday, May 21, 2017

Victor Lundy


from:mashable

1944
sketchbook
One soldier traces his journey through the war


Born in New York City in 1923, Victor A. Lundy began developing his artistic talents at an early age. His parents recognized his unique aptitude for drawing and draftsmanship, and with their encouragement he attended New York University to study architecture, specializing in the Beaux Arts style.
During his studies, Lundy became captivated by the thought of helping to rebuild Europe once World War II was over and enlisted in the Army Specialized Training Program. With the Allied invasion of France on the horizon, the 21-year-old student was transferred to an infantry division bound for front line combat.
During his tour in the Army, he took any moment of free time to fill his sketchbooks with the faces and scenes around him.
After the war, Lundy went on to become an acclaimed and successful modernist architect, designing a number of innovative buildings including the United States Tax Court Building in Washington, D.C.
These sketches trace Lundy’s journey from training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, to shipping out across the Atlantic, to front line duty in France before his wounding in combat in late 1944.






Thursday, April 6, 2017

GARRET MCFANN

8.5"X 11, pencil on bond paper

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8.5"X 11, pencil on bond paper



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Thursday, March 23, 2017

GARRET MCFANN

          12" plaster relief sculpture proposal for WW1 commemorative coin competition for US mint


Detailed renderings were also required with the proposal
indicating the contours. The front of the coin is above and the back is below. Beyond this are several preliminary pencil sketches. The proposal and all drawings and sketches for this project are now the property of the US government.

 

  
 



Saturday, March 18, 2017

Nicholas Volpe

20.5'' x 24.75 charcoal sketch of Lionel Barrymore

Nicholas Volpe


 Renowned portrait artist Nicholas Volpe charcoal sketch of Lionel Barrymore from his starring role in ''Free Soul'', for which he won the Best Actor Oscar in 1931. Volpe was given a lifetime commission by the Motion Picture Academy to sketch portraits of the Oscar winners for Best Actor and Actress every year, which were then displayed in the famous Brown Derby restaurant in Los Angeles. It was said that you hadn't made it in Hollywood until Volpe drew your portrait. This original portrait of Barrymore is the singular sketch by Volpe from his performance in ''Free Soul'', commissioned by the Academy. Signed ''Volpe'' at lower right.




 from:Today's Inspiration Group

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Frank Frazetta

Original art from the Barsoom books of ERB's John Carter



 originally posted by Asad Khan at Today's Inspiration Group


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017