Children's book illustrations of Gédéon the duck and his animal friends, by Benjamin Rabier. The selected images are in page order starting with the title page (identical to the book's cover image) Benjamin Rabier (1864-1939) ('the man...Show More Summary
John Burroughs (1837-1921) was a writer and naturalist from 100 years ago whose essays and books helped to establish the environmental movement. He built a rustic house near Roxbury, New York where he spent the summers and entertained...Show More Summary
John Singer Sargent, Young Girl Wearing a White Muslin Blouse, oil on canvas, 19.5x 15 inches. There's an exhibition of over 40 rarely seen original oils and watercolors by John Singer Sargent at the Michael Altman gallery in New York City. The show continues through December 6.
Terryl Whitlatch and her colleagues at Helpful Bear Productions have announced a creature design contest. You can enter by submitting to their Facebook event page. Winners receive an online critique and a signed and remarqued copy of Terryl's new book, Animals Real and Imagined. The deadline is December 11.
I've done a lot of previous posts about sketching in concerts. Usually the problem is how to work in the dark without bobbing your head or making unnecessary motions that might distract audience members around you. James Bagwell conducts Franz Schubert Mass #6, D. Show More Summary
Roses. Marie Krøyer seated in the deckchair in the garden by Mrs. Bendsen’s house, Peder Severin Krøyer On Google Art Project. Original is in the Skagens Museum. Enjoy the roses while they last.
Raphael Lacoste is an illustrator, visual development artist and art director for the gaming and film industries. He is currently working with Ubisoft as Brand Art Director for the Assasin’s Creed franchise, which is noted for its beautiful environments. Lacoste’s other gaming credits include: Prince of Persia: The sands of Time and Prince of Persia: […]
When I'm painting with a group, I often like to turn and paint my friends. I was sitting next to Max Ginsburg (b. 1931), so I painted him. I used five colors of casein: cobalt blue, Venetian red, golden ochre, raw umber, and titanium white. I did the block-in with a half-inch flat brush, and then worked the details with a small round synthetic sable. Show More Summary
I had the opportunity over the weekend to attend a gouache workshop at the Delaware College of Art and Design (where I teach a course in Animation for the Web), conducted by Catherine Drabkin. Drabkin was a founding faculty member of the college, and has recently relocated to Pittsburgh. Drabkin works in oil and drawing […]
Today is Veterans Day here in the U.S. A friend of mine — painter, comics artist and animation artist Mike Manley — has this wonderful study by the great American illustrator Dean Cornwell hanging in his house. The final was an illustration for the Fisher automotive division of General Motors, urging the public to buy […]
Here's a preliminary charcoal drawing and finished image by Dean Cornwell for a war bond poster. At this stage of his career, Cornwell was not using photography for reference, and was doing his planning from models and studies, combined with his imagination. Show More Summary
This portrait of a peasant girl by Swedish painter Anders Zorn (1860-1920) is unusual because the head is lit from two sources, one from the right and one from the left. These sources leave a shadowed plane on the forehead and cheek,...Show More Summary
The Dispatch-Bearer, Giovanni Boldini Metropolitan Museum of Art. Use “Fullscreen” link and download arrow for high-res image. Image is even higher resolution than the crops I’ve shown here. A fantastic painter. Sometimes I think this guy rivals Sargent and Zorn. See my previous post on Giovanni Boldini.
It's always fun to watch someone draw, especially when they tell you what they're thinking as they make their decisions. Here is Scott Robertson doing a remarque in his new book, called "How to Draw: drawing and sketching objects and...Show More Summary
Alex Mathers is a Danish-born illustrator now living in London, whose clients include The Washington Post, Wired Magazine, Sony, Google, Saatchi & Saatchi Penguin and others. He studied geography, and bring a love of that subject to his vector based illustrations, maps and info graphics. When looking through his online portfolio, be aware that many […]
"Visual forensic" is a method of 3D facial reconstruction used by Phillipe Froesch. Starting with a CT scan of a person known only from a skull, Mr. Froesch digitally reconstructs the layers of muscle, skin and hair until he achieves the living appearance of the person. These images show Mr. Show More Summary
More than 27 years ago, when my wife and I were expecting our first child, we took a class in the Lamaze method at our local hospital. I was impressed with the teacher's poses as she talked to us about breathing, pain, massage, empowerment,...Show More Summary
The latest issue of International Artist magazine has a feature about the making of the Australian dinosaur stamps. If you pick up a copy, you can see the various preliminary stages that the art went through. I've also just uploaded this longer video preview about the making of those stamps. Show More Summary
In response to my recent post about Rembrandt’s elephants, there were suggestions that perhaps alligators were not getting their proper representation as subjects for great artists. In return, I give you John Singer Sargent’s beautiful watercolor of Muddy Alligators, and some related drawings. Show More Summary
Brandon Kitkouski is a freelance concept artist and illustrator based in Dallas. His credits in the gaming industry include Doom 4, Rage and Deadly Creatures. Aside from that, his website offers little bio information. His digital painting, particularly in his personal work, is wonderfully textural and atmospheric. Show More Summary