Friday, September 26, 2008

Cornwell Studies

If I had a beard I'd probably grow one just like Skipper Steve up top..
These sketches are copied from some paintings and studies by Dean Cornwell: A true American badass. He trained under giants like Frank Brangwyn who, in my opinion, was one of the best hands down. Apparently there was a time when it was hard to tell a Cornwell from a Brangwyn painting because he was just that good. Unfortunately its hard to find much material on this guy even though he was one of the premier illustrators of the 20th century. Dean Cornwell: Dean of Illustrators seems to be the best all round book on him, however its out of print and tres expensive.. Anyone interested in parting with a copy??

Monday, September 15, 2008

Moody Environment Number 1

Thought I'd take a break from the characters and focus on some BG's.. I was striving for those uber cool outlandish sci-fi concepts your man Sparth effortlessly cranks out. I feel the walls could still use a bit o texture to them. Any crits, comments or tips are welcome! Thank you to the good souls posting on Flickr for the sunset photo...