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www.DrewStruzan.com

www.DrewStruzan.com | Art | Scoop.it
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Drew Struzan's illustrations caught my eye while I was browsing the Internet for caricatures. I looked at the portfolio and realized that whoever classified Drew Struzan's work as caricatures wasn't really right - the work would more aptly be classfied as portraiture and this artist illustrates with realistic proportions. I enjoyed the variations in Drew's artwork. One could really learn a lot about compositing, layouting, and lights by observing these illustrations.

 

Drew Struzan is an American Artist, who is known for creating Hollywood Posters (Indian Jones, Back to the Future, Star Wars among them.) 

 

Read about more about him at his wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drew_Struzan

 

Visit http://www.drewstruzan.com/studio/ for Drew Struzan's non-illustration works.

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Boris Vallejo (2000)

Boris Vallejo (2000) | Art | Scoop.it
Boris Vallejo gallery
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I had started following Vallejo's art around 2002, when I first started working with a Pen & Paper RPG publisher. At the time, I was totally new to this genre and I had absolutely no idea that there were artists out there who were creating such beautiful works. 

 

In my books, among all the fantasy artists of the world Vallejo tops the list. His women have beautiful athletic bodies and they almost always found in action (at least in his more recent works,) his men with their rippling muscles really look like they can handle the menacing dragons they are depicted fighting, his dragons and other creatures are extremely detailed, and all his characters appear to interact with their environment. The environments that he creates are as realistically alive as they can be, in a painting. 

 

Vallejo started painting a long time ago. (Read his biography at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Vallejo) The women in most of his paintings are modeled after his second wife Julie Bell who is also a painter and additionally a body-builder. Her style of painting is similar to Vallejo's, yet if you looked at the proportions closely enough, you'll be able to see discrepencies that aren't ever found in Vallejo's work.

 

Find Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell at: http://www.imaginistix.com

 

What can we learn from Vallejo's works?

Actually, a close study of his work could teach us almost everything about painting fantasy. However, we'd be presented with two huge challenges in implementing our learning.

1. Models:  Both Vallejo and Bell are excellent models for their fantastical men and women - access to 24-hour models for fantasy art, IS fantasy.

2. Time: Vallejo honed his skills over fifteen years - you can see how his work changed between 1967 and 1880 and then he began consolidating. A quick Analysis of his gallery reveals that it took him seven years (1967 to 1975) to break through in the fantasy illustration market, despite having migrated to the US in 1964 (at the age of 23.)  


So while Vallejo's work mesmerizes and inspires, at times it also makes the whole journey appear a bit daunting... but then, who said that the life of an artist was going to be an easy one? :)

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Thomas Kinkade Gallery 800-280-1642

Thomas Kinkade Gallery 800-280-1642 | Art | Scoop.it

"Thomas Kinkade remembered by his works, his talents and how he came into our homes."

Kinkade's business acumen coupled with his ability to weild the brush made his prints reach every home in America. He also worked for Disney on creating beautifully detailed backgrounds for them. 

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Thomas Kincade's works make me regret every wasted moment of my life. In my utopian dream, the only thing I'd ever do would be paint landscapes, the way he did and look at the world through a lens of a rainbow.

 

I think he is one of the most fantastic painters of our times. Despite his aura of commercialism, his works are what dreams are made of.

 

About his "aura of commercialism...I wonder what's so rotten about commercialism? Don't we all draw and paint to earn our livelihood? When we don't castigate a businessman for making money, why should we be so mean to an artist who makes money? Perhaps because it breaks our romantic stereotype of the scraggly struggler?!

 

Find more of his works at this store : http://www.thomaskinkadegallery.com/store/

 

And read is biography at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Kinkade

 

He died at 54 (in 2012) of acute intoxication" from alcohol (artist-like) and left his property and estate to be fought over by his family. The caricaturist in me wants to say that pain and agony makes you an art-success, which brings you tons of money, which then brings you pain and agony - but I'll stop it from saying so. May this great artist rest in peace.

 

 

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Jennifer Healy

The artwork of Jennifer Healy
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Jennifer Healy creates beautiful fantastical women either in color-pencils or digitally. The color pencils that she uses are Faber Castell's Polychromous and from what I've gathered, she uses either white or colored bristol boards for her color-pencil drawings. 

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John Pugh Optical Illusion Mural Gallery | Art of John Pugh

John Pugh Optical Illusion Mural Gallery | Art of John Pugh | Art | Scoop.it
View examples of realistic illusion in the work of famous mural artist John Pugh with images of Pugh’s public artwork, residential wall art and corporate mural commissions.
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John Pugh's larger than life mural art :) 

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Arlene Steinberg Colored Pencil Artist - Still Life Gallery

Arlene Steinberg Colored Pencil Artist - Still Life Gallery | Art | Scoop.it
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When you look at these colors you wonder whether it's actually possible to use color pencils to create this vibrant effect. Every image in this gallery is a learning experience for a student of art.

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Kelvin Okafor: Artist's incredible pencil-drawn pictures look just like photos

Kelvin Okafor: Artist's incredible pencil-drawn pictures look just like photos | Art | Scoop.it
Kelvin Okafor uses black charcoal and graphite pencils to draw the likes of Rihanna and Princess Diana
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While the the talent of hyper-realists such as Kelvin Okafor awes me, I can't but wonder whether photography has rendered hyper-realism or even realism obsolete? I sometimes get a feeling that Fantastical Art Movements of early twentieth century were an attempt to establish a reasons for artists to continue being useful to the society - and the job of realistic portrait-making, which had provided artists with their livelihood had already been snatched away by the evil camera...

 

That said, isn't Kelvin Okafor's work breath-takingly beautiful and almost magical?

 

Read the Mirror article at: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/kelvin-okafor-artists-incredible-pencil-drawn-1562387

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worldoffroud's Photos

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I discovered Brian Froud's work purely by accident, but I am glad that I did. His paintings of faieries and trolls are simply fantastic. He generally uses earthly colors to paint his creatures and their surrounding...I think his choice of colors lends and aura of mystery to his works.

 

Froud was born in 1947. You can read his bio here. http://www.worldoffroud.com/about/index.php

 

He is considered to be an authority on faieries. He's authored best-sellers on faieries and has lent his expertise to feature-films too. His wife, Wendy Froud is a doll-maker. 

 

The couple blogs at: http://realmoffroud.blogspot.in

and their facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brian-Froud/14159233638

 

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kerembeyit on deviantART

kerembeyit on deviantART | Art | Scoop.it
I've been in the digital area for five years. I did lots of book covers. I am honoured by being awerded on CGSociety, CgChannel,Gfxartist, Cggallery, 3DTotal and CGArena. My works have been publish...
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Kerim Beyit is a Turkish Artist who creates fantasy art. I first came across his work a couple of months ago. I find his work different from other fantasy artists in terms of concepts as well as execution. Nudity is usually down to a minimum, his colors are subdued as he seldom uses sharp hues, and his work displays the linework with candor. 

 

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Book Cover Art for BG Hope's Body-switch Novellas.

Book Cover Art for BG Hope's Body-switch Novellas. | Art | Scoop.it

Cover Art for Two Fantasy Novels set in present day urban environment.

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These two covers for BG Hope's body-switch novellas, were done using Photoshop CS6. 

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Brad Pitt's Color Portrait

Brad Pitt's Color Portrait | Art | Scoop.it
Presenting the portrait of Brad Pitt, the guy who once made women swoon as Achilles in "Troy", who made death appear deliciously attractive in "Meet Joe Black", and who mystified us as a reverse-ag...
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Brad Pitt's Portrat for a Personal Commission - done digitally using multiple references. Client Requirement: Brad Pitt of today with his long locks; Artist's Requirement: make him look younger and tidier! One of my own works. Actual Size at 300 dpi = 16.5 inches by 25 inches (to be printed as a poster.)

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Dry brush technique. Portrait drawing technique

Dry brush technique. Portrait drawing technique | Art | Scoop.it

Igor Kazarin works with the dry-brush technique to create amazingly life-like portraits in black and white, and in color.

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Igor Kazarin's speed-drawing videos are excellent lessons in the dry-brush painting technique. According to him, if you want to paint fast and yet get fantastic results, this is the technique to use. On his site, you can also find a tutorial on this technique. 

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Life of a Still Life : color pencil drawings by Jo Bradney

a series of colored pencil still life drawings, following the creation, set-up and break down of a still life, featuring my purple Dr Marten boots. In short, the Life of a Still Life
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Some of the best color-pencil artwork I've ever seen. I love those boots, the subtle colors of the vegetables, and the play of light. Jo Bradney works in other mediums too - so when you are at the site, explore.

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Stranger Visions: DNA Collected from Found Objects Used to Create #3D #Portraits #art #DNA #recycle

Stranger Visions: DNA Collected from Found Objects Used to Create #3D #Portraits #art #DNA #recycle | Art | Scoop.it

Via Luby Cunningham
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Spooky at best. I hate the idea of DNA sculpting - if this is what it results in. The gist of it is that your DNA could be collected without your knowledge, a face-mask could be generated and printed, which can then be worn by someone to commit a crime - and you could be languishing in a prison for a crime commited/abetted by a DNA-Artist! 

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Luby Cunningham's curator insight, May 28, 2013 12:45 PM

This is the wierdest art form I have heard of for a long time, just when you think it's all been done something like this turns up, bizarre! It makes me feel very uncomfortable, odd but interesting!