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  •  Oh...perhaps not his blog (5+ / 0-)

    I know he has more than one site out there. I may have been to both. Thanks. I will have to check it out.

    He's a really nice guy, btw. That print I had framed? He gave it to me b/c I had told him (more than once, at different conventions) how much I loved that painting.

    Also, I'm almost certain that he did a series of ads for Captain Morgan rum in the 80s...I seem to recall seeing his work in subway cars.

    His range is incredible.

    English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education - sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street. E. B. White

    by Youffraita on Sat May 17, 2014 at 11:26:02 PM PDT

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    •  That WAS nice of him! I also get the (4+ / 0-)

      impression that he’s interested in teaching his skills.  As for his range, I noticed how broad it is when I was browsing through some of his covers: in some cases I’d never have guessed that the same person had done two covers.

      •  Oh, yeah: (3+ / 0-)
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        You'd never think the guy who did Captain Morgan could pull off Winsor McCay City. Plus he's working in two media: acrylics for the commercial stuff and oils for the work of his heart.

        So there's that, as well.

        I only ever knew one illustrator who used oils (and I didn't actually know him -- just his work via the art director -- unlike Tom Kidd whom I really did know in person, back in the day) for book covers. Can't remember his name. His art was quite lovely...but oils take forever to dry and aren't as forgiving as acrylics, which is exactly WHY commercial illustrators eschew them.

        English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education - sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street. E. B. White

        by Youffraita on Sat May 17, 2014 at 11:54:40 PM PDT

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        •  I think that's why a lot of illustrators (3+ / 0-)
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          work in digital media or acrylics these days.  Much, much easier to change, and much faster to work with.

          And then there's Alex Ross, the comic artist, who works in gouche.  It's an opaque medium, so how the !#$@!$@!$#!@ he gets it to look transparent is beyond me.

          This isn't freedom. This is fear - Captain America

          by Ellid on Sun May 18, 2014 at 05:03:18 AM PDT

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          •  Scott Sava has been working in gouache lately (2+ / 0-)
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            He does it for skill development while waiting on phone calls for his movie and such. He's also worked in other media and styles. I think you'll be impressed. (Did I mention he's worked in comics, and art work for some of the Star Trek series?)
            Gallery here

            "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

            by xaxnar on Sun May 18, 2014 at 06:38:45 AM PDT

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    •  That was incredibly nice of him (3+ / 0-)
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      This isn't freedom. This is fear - Captain America

      by Ellid on Sun May 18, 2014 at 04:59:26 AM PDT

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