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 his ability 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 selling me a copy??

10 comments:

nate said...

great stuff man! that beard is epic!

annie said...

nice work, Jesse! Now I've subscribed to your blog on google reader so it will be cool to see your work. Hope all is well! ~Annie

AniKey said...

Ha! I was walking around with one of those things on my face a while back :)

jesse said...

Haha thanks guys.. lets all grow beards now!

Mike Vatcher said...

cornwell's the man and, I too, have been unsuccessful in my 2 attempts to find books on him. nice sketches

Jesse said...

Spanks Mike. Tis a cryin shame i tell ya!

shyh (shu) chai said...

jesse you are a monster! wonderfum work. mind if i add ya to my linkers?

Didier said...

Looking good Jesse! I want to get in touch with you... I don't have your e-mail... so e-mail me!
darpin@ea.com

joost said...

i do remember you with a beard!
it was your silent protest against ms Daly and her house!

Peter Hong Chan said...

great studies!