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Posts Tagged ‘illustration

A Balance of Fluid and Tight Rendering…

August 26, 2009

Watercolor and PrismaColor pencil on bristol board. I should do more of this. It’s my take on a technique Bob Peak would do to much success. (Only he used a watercolor board and brought pastel to bear on the painting instead.) It’s difficult to know where to stop with the details and not over render, […]

Sketches From The Workplace. (An ongoing series…)

August 14, 2009

Sketch done at work while waiting for a meeting to commence. Mechanical pencil on notebook paper. A tad Gil Kane-ish I think. (If you don’t know who Gil Kane is, then I don’t know why you’re reading anything here. My references for all popular media will extend beyond Star Wars, which seems to be the […]

COMICS AND THE UNCOMFORTABLE FIT WITH ART

December 24, 2008

Comics as an entertainment medium depends on art. Otherwise they’re prose Pulp Adventures; perhaps at best SF or Action serials. So, regardless what writers will tell you (and there are some great writers) it will always come down to the sequential art. Here’s where the problems with comics lies. Artists are then divided into who […]

Art Is What You Decide It Is

May 26, 2008

Here are some samples of art from sources that were previously thought of as pedestrian. The first is micro illustrations on matchbook interiors courtesy of Jason D’Aquino. The second are large drawing done with a common ballpoint pen from the talented hand of Juan Francisco Casas. The last is Scott Wade working on the windshields […]

Illustration, Art or Both?

March 21, 2008

I’ve always contended that the lines between Illustration (Commercial Art) and Fine Art is extremely blurred at best. They seem to take from one another on a regular basis over the last 100 years or so.  This is something I fought over with more than a few instructors while working my way to a Bachelor’s […]