WOW!

This stuff makes me say "wow".

Wow!

Some wonderful up-close details of Norman Rockwell’s painting.

chrisoatley:

I went to the Columbus Art Museum yesterday to see the new Mark Rothko exhibit and, of course, it was super-inspiring.

But before I left, I also had to drop by and visit Norman Rockwell, John Singer Sargent and The Hudson River Painters.

Here are some close-ups of Norman Rockwell’s “Soda Jerk.” …one of my favorites by good ol’ Norm.

The composition is incredibly sophisticated. When it comes to composition, there are few artists who had such mastery of composition.

Also note the perfect efficiency in the painting - thin washes over an impasto ground. You can even see his pencil lines through the paint.

His obsessive approach with reference and studies not only led to a strong final image, but one that appears to have been executed very quickly.

The next time you are tempted to rush your preliminary studies and gathering of reference, remember Norm.

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To learn more about how to make the most of your studies and reference, check out this podcast episode.

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One of my favourite illustrators, Patrick Leger, just put out this beautiful illustration for the Folio Society’s edition of “The Postman Always Rings Twice.” I love the mix of dynamic action in a composition that still feels serene and quiet.

patrickleger:

One of the pages from the upcoming Folio Society edition of “The Postman Always Rings Twice.”  You can see more information about the release here:   http://www.foliosociety.com/book/PR2/postman-always-rings-twice 

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Ruprecht von Kaufmann has some amazing dark and dreamy paintings. You can see his 2012 work here: http://www.rvonkaufmann.com/index.php/works/in_2012
I was alerted to Kaufmann’s work by Francis Vallejo's twitter feed. Vallejo's another super talented artist (check out his life drawings!), and he's constantly tweeting about new inspiring artists. if you like that sort of thing, I highly recommend following him on twitter.

Wow!

Ruprecht von Kaufmann has some amazing dark and dreamy paintings. You can see his 2012 work here: http://www.rvonkaufmann.com/index.php/works/in_2012

I was alerted to Kaufmann’s work by Francis Vallejo's twitter feed. Vallejo's another super talented artist (check out his life drawings!), and he's constantly tweeting about new inspiring artists. if you like that sort of thing, I highly recommend following him on twitter.

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So good! Clever, and I dig the minimal, yet decorative, handling.

hannah-willustration:

“Effects of depression/addiction on children”
Another addition to my addiction series.
done in graphite, ink

Wow!

So good! Clever, and I dig the minimal, yet decorative, handling.

hannah-willustration:

“Effects of depression/addiction on children”

Another addition to my addiction series.

done in graphite, ink

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Tim Bower. One of my all-time favs. So sick.

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Tim Bower. One of my all-time favs. So sick.

Wow! What a beautiful piece by Nicolas Debon! Love the effects of the vibrant underpainting (just one of the many high points of this piece). Nicolas has a personal website here, but I found a google search for his name yielded more results.
Here’s another particularly wonderful cover of his: Le Tour Des Géants
Thanks to Kagan McLeod for tweeting about this and bringing it to my attention.

Wow!
What a beautiful piece by Nicolas Debon! Love the effects of the vibrant underpainting (just one of the many high points of this piece). Nicolas has a personal website here, but I found a google search for his name yielded more results.

Here’s another particularly wonderful cover of his: Le Tour Des Géants

Thanks to Kagan McLeod for tweeting about this and bringing it to my attention.

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Jeez Louise, Koh does it again. Beautifully odd and captivating.

Wow!

Jeez Louise, Koh does it again. Beautifully odd and captivating.

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This new illustration from Jonathan Burton is one of those images that’s just darn fun to look at! And that floating head cracks me up. I didn’t even see it the first time. 

Wow!

This new illustration from Jonathan Burton is one of those images that’s just darn fun to look at! 

And that floating head cracks me up. I didn’t even see it the first time.