When I post my “This week’s art” articles, I like to have as much information about a piece as I can get. Sometimes, like yesterday’s article, the piece is quite popular, and there’s lots of information about it. Other times, it seems like only one site has the beautiful art, but won’t put any information with it.
Today’s piece was like that, hardly any information. But it’s a gorgeous piece that I first saw on James Gurney’s blog (which you REALLY should be following), and I wanted to feature it here.… Read the rest
I talked a little while ago (as in, 3 hours ago) about being an exhibitor at Spectrum, and this time I want to focus on the experience as an attendee. Now, since I was an exhibitor and not a full attendee, there are plenty of things I missed, so keep that in mind.
The famous artists
It was truly a wonder to be in the same room as so many incredibly brilliant artists. I’ve been a fan of many of them for a long time, and to meet them and have them be so laid back was wonderful.… Read the rest
A few years back, I wrote an article about the art technique books I have (it’s here). I thought it might be a good time to revisit that, as well as post some of the artist books that I have as well.
However, reading a bunch of text is probably pretty boring, and artists are visual people, so I decided to just take photos of the books I have. There are plenty of books that, if you’ve seen them here, might now be easier to recognize in the stores.
I’m particularly picky about the books I buy, I’m looking for great quality and for books I’ll probably flip through on occasion.… Read the rest
Sir Hubert von Herkomer's The Last Muster, a great example of realism and an almost illustrative idea