Saturday, August 31, 2013

Bernie Fuchs

    Bernie Fuchs

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                             Illustration Art

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Friday, August 30, 2013

William Henry "Bill" Mauldin

 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 William Henry "Bill" Mauldin (October 29, 1921 – January 22, 2003) was a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist from the United States. He was most famous for his World War II cartoons depicting American soldiers, as represented by the archetypal characters "Willie and Joe", two weary and bedraggled infantry troopers who stoically endure the difficulties and dangers of duty in the field. These cartoons were broadly published and distributed in the American army abroad and in the United States.

                                   From the The Library of Congress

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Mead Schaeffer


Head Tide - 1932 Good Housekeeping

Mead Schaeffer lived next door to Norman Rockwell and was a great illustrator in his own right. Mead and his family members posed for a number of Rockwell’s illustrations.

    This picture borrowed from JVJ Publishing
  In the picture below Mead posed for the tattoo artist. He claimed that Rockwell made his “behind” bigger than it actually was. Norman did not think so.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Dean Cornwell

   These are preparatory drawings by Dean Cornwell. I just can't get enough of Dean.
     These scans brought to you by one of the nice folks over at Today's Inspiration Facebook Group

Monday, August 26, 2013

Garret’s Glen

pencil on bond paper

click on picture for sharper image

Sooo…… I was strolling through Garret’s Glen when I decided to go take a drink from the rejuvenating waters at the “Hidden Valley Spring of Eternal Life”.However, as you can see, it was occupied.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Lawson Wood

The above images taken from,

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Lawson Wood, sometimes Clarence Lawson Wood, (23 August 1878 – 26 October 1957), was an English painter, illustrator and designer known for humorous depictions of cavemen and dinosaurs, policemen, and animals, especially a chimpanzee called Gran'pop, whose annuals circulated around the world

                     Borrowed from

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Hans Flato

                                                         Borrowed from from a posting from David Clemons at Today's Inspiration Facebook Group

Friday, August 23, 2013

Girl on the Rocks

   Ballpoint pen on 8.5 x 11 bond paper

   Ballpoint pen on 8.5 x 11 bond paper

Monday, August 19, 2013

Veteran No.3

click on pic for focused picture

acrylic painting of same size

         To see veteran no.1         
To see veteran no.2

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Paul Marie Louis Pierre Richer

                          Images borrowed from the Florence Academy of Art Blog

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Paul Marie Louis Pierre Richer (January 17, 1849 - December 17, 1933) was a French anatomist, physiologist, sculptor and anatomical artist who was a native of Chartres. He was a professor of artistic anatomy at the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, as well as a member of the Académie Nationale de Médecine (1898).

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Friday, August 16, 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Redondo and Frazetta


             Nestor Redondo and  Frank Frazetta

There is some nice line work here.                                                                                                                       

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Horse Anatomy



Drawing defines form. However sometimes it is hard to see this form. Different colors and surfaces reflect light in different ways.

When taking pictures of horses it is best to do so on a hazy day to break up the sun’s rays, because the sheen on a horse’s coat caused by the reflected light from the sun inhibits the ability to discern form. I would recommend a nice medium value brown or grey horse for anatomical study. A white one will reflect too much light and a black one will not reflect enough for optimal viewing.

When you have your photo, try placing an anatomical horse diagram next to it for comparison. While drawing, try to locate anatomical landmarks of the surface anatomy on your photo from the diagram

Picture above from, "Animal Anatomy For Artists"
by W. Ellenberger

graphite on 8.5 x 11 bond paper