I just read this post on James Gurney’s blog, Gurney Journey. It is statistical analysis and algorithms, and the use of a 3-D printer, that scientists have used to create what a “typical” Rembrandt painting would look like. I am at once fascinated, awed, and have a slight sense of foreboding… judge for yourself.
… has a new website, honoring The Art of Illustration. The museum, through its association with Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, has recently launched a new historical web-based project: Illustration History: An educational resource and archive. Some of the greatest Illustrators of the past Century, plus those making their mark in the here and now.
Divided into genres and decades, this proves to be a great resource. Still, it’s new, and there are names that have been left out – check ‘em out and let ‘em know!
… no matter when; no matter how good or bad the day might be; my faithful studio companion is always right beside me. No, not another artist, my small and furry CEO.Aw, you gotta love him! He watches my every … Continue reading →
Comparing “old school” actual hand drawn sketch with “hi-tech” graphic tablet sketch. Both done in about eight to ten minutes, from reference. I could not resist the little elephant at the left; on the photo, he looked as though he … Continue reading →
… SOMEWHAT fortunate, to have avoided this problem, though every once in a while, I do experience it. Read “How to Email an Illustrator” from the website Illustration Age, written by Kyle Webster. I have to admit, there have been times that I’ve thrown up my hands and said; “What the hell is this??”; “What does she/he want?”; “Are you kidding?”
First, A Happy New Year to you all. I do hope 2014 becomes a stellar year for everyone. So, okay, I did it, or… maybe I should blame Santa Claus. I have a new tool in my artistic arsenal. For … Continue reading →
A few days ago, the swimmer, Diana Nyad, finally finished her quest to swim from Cuba to The Florida Keys – at age 64. To someone entering the arena of “old”, like me, that’s inspiring. Suddenly finding that you are … Continue reading →
My last post was about a podcast that I steered you to, on the “Once Upon a Sketch” website. This site is maintained by Norm Grock and William Wilson, Jr. Earlier this week, and much to my surprise, Norm Grock … Continue reading →
After a long couple of months of setbacks (hard drive pooped out, lost files); family responsibilities; and lost time (no, I didn’t fall into the wormhole with Morgan Freeman); I have finally gotten my act together. Personally and professionally, I’m … Continue reading →
Recently, my seemingly ever reliable computer, had a sort of, meltdown. After exhausting all the diagnostics built into the machine; the instructions in “Support”; and the knowledge of a very experienced friend; I had to call The Doctor. It wasn’t … Continue reading →