Monday, March 13, 2017

Roger Brown's Mystical Atmospheric Perspective

Roger Brown / Various Paintings

Roger Brown (1941–1997) was an American artist and painter. Often associated with the Chicago Imagist school, he was internationally known for his distinctive painting style and shrewd social commentaries on politics, religion, and art. (source)

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Depth Through Value

All of the above illustrations are from the amazing website 50Watts.

More atmospheric perspective can be seen in the animations of Lotte Reniger

Monday, February 13, 2017

Visual Thinking with Wayne White

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*** all images above from Mr. White's Instagram page ***

Wayne White Bio from Wikipedia: After graduating from Hixson High School in Chattanooga, Tennessee (1975) and Middle Tennessee State University (BFA, 1979), White went to New York City (1980) and worked as a cartoonist and illustrator for a number of publications including The East Village Eye, Raw, The New York Times, and The Village Voice.

In 1986 he worked on Pee-wee's Playhouse where his work for his set and puppet designs won three Emmy awards; he also supplied a number of voices on the show. Other television credits include production and set design for Shining Time Station, Riders in the Sky, The Weird Al Show and Beakman's World.

He art directed two seminal music videos, Peter Gabriel's "Big Time" in 1986, for which he won a Billboard award for best Art Direction in a music video, and in 1996 he designed all the Georges Méliès-inspired sets for the award-winning video for the Smashing Pumpkins "Tonight, Tonight".

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Anatomy: Head, Neck & Shoulders

Illustrations from Bridgman's "Drawing From Life" / Nathan Goldstein's "Figure Drawing"

George Henry Ford

Faustino Anderloni / Jean Galbert Salvage

Peter Paul Rubens: Sketch of Hercules

Student Work: Self Portrait & Skull

Student Work: Self Portrait & Skull. Notice how accurate proportion of skull are versus the elongation and slant seen in the self-portrait. Once a student is aware of the proportions and surface structure of the skull it becomes much easier to capture accurate proportions when working on a self portrait. 

Student Work: Various Anatomy Studies

Student Work: Rotating Skulls

Student Work: Strong portraits that show a sense of structure, process and proportion.