Wednesday, June 30, 2010

OVER at Today's Inspiration, there was a series of recent postings on N C Wyeth.
As I said in a comment, any gushing over Wyeth is superfluous. What more can be said? The man was such a giant, his imagery so powerful, his influence so lasting, his legacy so demanding, that ... well, any more is just stating the obvious. Each viewing of his art, in print or original , is a fresh art lesson.

I hope more are aware of him than there seem to be. I always show work in my classes, thinking, oh, well, they'll have seen these already, but am GOB SMACKED when I realize that they haven' can get as a far as art college without encountering these images? But it was the same when i was a student; Even 25 years ago, in college, everyone knew Frazetta, but not Wyeth. It floored me. There was such an obvious lineage.
How can one function in the art ( design, animation) world without knowing these works.
One MUST. And know them intimately. Look at them again and again, draw from them, read about the artist, make the effort to see the originals. It is where we come from.

So, to pick up the gauntlet and carry on the good fight....more Wyeth.

A Giant for a giant: his mural for the Westtown School in Westtown, Pennsylvania.
A little info: was painted in 1923,is six by five feet, and was painted as a memorial toWilliam Clothier Engel, a student of the school and student of N.C.'s, who took pains to choose a theme the the boy would have appreciated.
This is one of the iconic images by Wyeth. it is pictorially stunning (you can SMELL the sea air) and portrays his philosophy and belief in the power of the imagination. ( I'm doing it again -superfluous!!)

Friday, June 25, 2010

An Experiment

OK, going into uncharted territory here.. going to post a short video tutorial by yours truly... Something i demo'd in class during the last year at the school and have recreated here via the magic of iShowU...
let's see how it works.
Comments most welcome!


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Hey, it's A New Look!

Fooling around with the templates on offer...will it please the crowds? Then here's another summer image from the files.... to market, to market!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

It's June It's June!!

Well, "Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May/ And summer's lease hath all too short a date", as the poet said.
Time to get cracking and make use of the summer.
A couple of recent sketches.